Hotels in Downtown San Francisco: Why Visitors Leave Their Hearts in This City
According to reports, 16 million tourists visit San Francisco every year. Among the most popular things that visitors do is take pictures of themselves with the famous Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, visit the vineyards of Napa Valley an hour away to the North, ride the F-Line streetcars and the cable cars, and see the infamous Alcatraz, among other things.
Visitors to the beautiful City by the Bay include fans and followers of the now-defunct series “Monk,” which often featured Fisherman’s Wharf, yet another place on San Francisco’s must-see list. If you have a hankering for good fresh seafood, this is definitely the place to go. While you’re there, make sure to order a generous helping of Dungeness crab—you’ll be sure to love the delicate, slightly sweet flavor of its meat. Fisherman’s wharf, which is probably the city’s most popular destination, is also known for its historic waterfront and unique shopping experience.
Moving inland to a more centralized area of San Francisco will bring you to Union Square. Here you will find a large selection of three- to five-star hotels and a variety of restaurants and shops. A hop and a skip away are San Francisco landmarks such as the Moscone Convention Center as well as City Hall. Simply ask your hotel’s concierge for a map so you don’t miss out on the best places to visit, among them the San Francisco Opera House and the De Young Museum.
Most hotels in downtown San Francisco are within walking distance of everything worth seeing and experiencing. Many live performances staged by local bands and theater groups take place in this area, which has expanded over the years to span several blocks. If you’re up for it, you can join a walking tour or two to gain an interesting overview of San Francisco’s history and the latest developments in the city.
When billeted at a nearby hotel Union Square San Francisco visitors get to enjoy the best in shopping. World-famous Macy’s, for instance, is found at Union Square, as are other major stores like Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and hundreds of smaller brand-name stores. If shopping’s not your thing, not to worry: there are loads of other things to do such as visit museums, catch some theater shows, and see the sights.
If you’re interested in finding the hotels San Francisco Union Square visitors feel offer the best value for money, there are multiple resources available on the Internet. Most travel review sites provide a rundown on each hotel, with specifics on price and amenities as well as customer feedback ratings. For more information on the sights of San Francisco, visit ww.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/cityguides/sanfrancisco and sanfrancisco.citysearch.com
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