San Francisco – 72 hours in style
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Day 1: San Francisco for 3 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
Accommodation at Hotel Drisco****
Built in 1903, Hotel Drisco boasts Edwardian architecture. Atop Pacific Heights on Pacific Avenue, this luxurious San Francisco hotel is only 5 minutes’ walk from Presidio National Park. Each guest room provides free WiFi.
Guest rooms at this hotel boast modern amenities such as a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV and a Blu-ray player. The en suite bathrooms feature luxury bath amenities and plush microfiber robes. Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down comforters and an adaptive sound sleep machine are provided. Fresh espresso can be brewed with the in-room coffee machine. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service.
Hotel Drisco features a free gourmet continental breakfast and free evening wine and cheese reception with fresh fruit and hot hors d’oeuvres. Guests will also appreciate free weekday car service to Union Square, the Financial District and Presidio businesses.
After a cup of coffee in the sitting room, visitors can enjoy a workout in the on-site fitness centre or take advantage of free access to the nearby YMCA. With a 24-hour business centre, guests at the Drisco Hotel can always be productive.
Go for a walk on the best pedestrian promenade: the Embarcadero.
Then grab a bite at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market
Stroll booth to booth sampling organic food, alongside several of the big name chefs of the Bay Area. People watch. It is always a party and always free. Held rain or shine every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, this is one of the most pleasurable ways to spend time in the city.
4 hour private guided tour of Mission district
With your guide learn about Mission’s murals. He will walk you through alleys and streets dense with color, and add stories and context to ever-shifting images that go on everything from human rights to Hurricane Katrina.
You will then stroll down Valencia Street between 18th Street and 24th Street, this is the ideal place where to shop in the trendiest neighborhood and try wonderful cocktails.
Dinner reservation at Foreign Cinema for an incredible indoor-outdoor environs and organic California dishes.
End the evening at Royal Cuckoo for the best cocktails in town. There is also live music Wednesday through Sunday nights.
If you have a sweet tooth, we suggest that you go for breakfast in the Mission and try some of the best Mexican bakeries, such a La Mejor Bakery or Panaderia La Mexicana for sugar-dusted pan dulce or custard-filled pastries with your coffee.
4 hour private guided Foodie Tour of San Francisco with a local chef
This food tour is uniquely designed and led by a local chef.
On this tour you’ll explore the variety of flavors only the Inner Richmond can offer. The Inner Richmond, situated between the Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, has a reputation for under-the-radar fantastic food and abundant of multicultural restaurants. It’s often called the « New Chinatown » but along the Chinese restaurants and Cantonese Dim Sum you can also find Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Russian, Japanese and Korean eateries across the main streets Clement and Geary. You’ll discover bake shops, restaurants, specialty markets and cool shops while sampling at least 15 (!!) different dishes and hearing tales of the food and the neighborhood.
In the afternoon explore the Marina area, see the multimillion-dollar homes, walk among the sailboats and admire the symbol of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge.
It’s one of those things you have to do at least once in your life—walk across the bridge.
Shave off your morning calories with this scenic and possibly chilly walk. You won’t regret it as the views are spectacular. Make sure to bring a jacket.
If you are not too tired, end your afternoon, where the Summer of Love and Flower Power started: Haight Street. If you like fashion and especially vintage, explore used-clothes stores.
If you like sushi we will make a reservation for you at Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar’s for sustainably sourced sashimi & nigiri, plus sake.
If not, we recommend Nopa, vibrant bar with fantastic cocktails, and seasonal contemporary American cuisine, farm to table.
Explore the most beautiful sky scrapers and building of downtown such as Hallidie and Ross Buildings, Transamerica Pyramid, Sentinel Building, MoMA, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Head to Boudin Bakery to try their famous sourdough bread bowl filled with clam chowder.
There is no better way to take the chill off a freezing July day in San Francisco!
Rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore San Francisco on own
We suggest you head to Golden Gate Park for its dozens of well-tended gardens, museums, Victorian greenhouse, and great grassy areas where to relax.
Dinner reservation at The Cliff House
Fog permitting, the restaurant offers the best view on the Pacific coastline. Perched high on a cliff above Ocean Beach, it offers an expansive scope of the crashing Pacific Ocean, sunsets, and sea lions out front on the rocks.
Private transfer from hotel to San Francisco airport
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