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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 75%Family Travelers
- 74%Spiritual Seekers
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- The San Francisco Bay AreaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 19, 2013
The San Francisco Bay Area is nice. The wineries are nearby and is no more than an hour drive away from downtown San Francisco. The neighborhoods are scenic and hilly. However, try to get around public transit if you can. The traffic is constant and bad.
- The San Francisco Bay AreaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAug 19, 2013
As the setting for a major urban area goes, you would be hard pressed to find one more beautiful than the San Francisco Bay Area. SF proper's mix of rugged hills, parks, skyscrapers and bridges, surrounded by the gorgeous sweep of the bay and the Pacific Ocean sparkling to the west makes it one of the world's most stunning cities, but natural beauty (with even more just across the Golden Gate in Marin county!) is only one of the many lures the area holds. Amazing food of every conceivable variety, neighborhoods running the gamut from tony to funky, and a bunch of fabulous museums make the greater SF-Oakland-San Jose conurbation my favorite place in America. Some like NY and some pledge their devotion to Chicago, but for myself, my heart will always belong to the Bay.
- The San Francisco Bay AreaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Aug 19, 2013
One of the best spots in the country! Down to earth people with friendly and helpful attitudes. It's super diverse and has so much to offer. We have so many different museums that touch upon the arts, science, history, and creativity. We are also well-known for the Golden Gate Bridge, which is a delight spectacle!
- The San Francisco Bay AreaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 19, 2013
Not only did the surreal views of the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding areas take my breath away, so did the roller coaster-like streets, the delicious cuisine (especially at Gary Danko and Mexican at Tropisueno), and the chilled out quality people I met there. San Francisco has stolen a piece of my heart and hope to return again and again.
- The San Francisco Bay AreaAug 19, 2013
San Francisco remains one of the world’s favorite cities and it is also one of ours. With so many choices of activities - from dining to entertainment to museums,and the list goes on – our biggest dilemma is where to start our adventure once we enter the city. Although we usually favor boutique hotels, a recent visit to the city found us at the Grand Hyatt on Stockton so that we could use Union Square as our launching pad. This outdoor plaza surrounded by trendy boutiques, hotels, street vendors and fine restaurants, makes for a great people-watching spot. The ice skating rink, a real treat for Californians, was filled with many skaters, from novice to expert level. The open-air tour buses passed quite frequently, as did the cable cars, filled with excited tourists from around the globe. It is possible to stand at any spot on the square and hear several languages being spoken, or engage in conversation with someone from another country.
Although the area is known for fine dining, it also a great area to “eat on the cheap”. There are even sidewalk hot dog vendors. On this trip we chose to focus on affordable dining and enjoyed a great lunch at Hubert Keller’s (of Fleur De Lys fame) Burger Bar on the sixth floor of Macy’s; hands down the best turkey burger we’ve ever eaten. The view of Union Square from its window is worth a visit in itself.
Shopping on Union Square is legendary, and it never hurts to look. And window shopping certainly never hurt anybody’s wallet. Choices abound and include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barney’s as well as designer shops like Prada, Gucci and Mont Blanc. All were still running exceptional after-Christmas sales so there were many great deals to be had. Service is one of the most enjoyable aspects of shopping there. At Neiman Marcus we were assisted by a delightful French lady named Josiane, who offered several recommendations for our upcoming trip to Paris.
San Francisco is an international city and the blending of many cultures makes its energy electrifying. We are fortunate to live in the area and will continue to be frequent visitors to our favorite city.