Arriving in San Francisco is never a dull affair. Staying at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, you will be based in the neighbourhood of Nob Hill, which makes up one of the city’s original ‘Seven Hills’. The historic hotel building is the city’s only Five Diamond hotel and is perfectly placed for getting out and exploring everything this vibrant city has to offer.
On your first day, head out on foot, and discover the iconic Chinatown area, which is the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. Covering forty-four blocks, browse the markets, temples and small museums, and be sure to sample some dim sum and herbal teas. Next, move on for a taste of Italy as you reach North Beach and visit Caffe Trieste, where Francis Ford Coppola was said to pen much of The Godfather, and grab a classic espresso as you spot famous writers’ photographs on the walls.
Your final stop of the day on your walking tour is Fisherman’s Wharf, the most popular waterfront destination, where you can see the sea lions basking in the sun as you taste the steaming sea food and French sourdough.
On your second day, you may wish to hire a car to see you around some further sights. The Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s most iconic landmark, having been opened in 1937 following a treacherous struggle against the wind, fog and tides. Move on to Lambard Street next and marvel at the crooked streets, beautiful flower blooms and stunning real estate before passing through Alamo Square; one of the most photographed locations in the city, the picturesque houses on ‘postcard row’ or a delight. As the afternoon passes, spend a day wandering Golden Gate Park and relax among the gardens, lakes and trails.
On your third and final day in San Francisco, ride an iconic cable car down to the Ferry Building Marketplace. Once the city’s centre of transportation, it is now a fantastic stop for foodies thanks to its boutique food shops, farmers markets and restaurants. From here, it is almost compulsory to take a boat ride out to Alcatraz, the infamous prison which once held the infamous Al Capone. You can also catch a ferry, or cycle, over to Sausalito. A charming harbour town on the opposite side of the Golden Gate Bridge, hang out at the restaurants and galleries along the waterfront or stop by the historic Cavallo Point to enjoy the panoramic views back to the city.
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel and is a recent winner of the 'Best in the World' award by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller. The freshly renovated hotel is located the prestigious neighbourhood of Nob Hill and sits on a historic cable car line for guests to enjoy. Find yourself in the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from landmark locations like Union Square, China Town and the historic Ferry Building, but miles away from an ordinary hotel experience. After a day spent sightseeing, guests can unwind in the newly unveiled JCB wine tasting lounge or rejuvenate in Spa L'Occitane, which provides a comprehensive range of healing and rejuvenating treatments.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:Exquisite service, fine dining and elegant surroundings
- Feature:The POLO (Protect Our Little Ones) Programme for children
- Rooms:336 rooms & suites
- Location:United States of America
- Nearest airport:San Francisco International Airport