Ocean, mountains, forests, two-story Victorian houses, a financial center with skyscrapers, the best healthy food, excellent art sights in every district, museums, hundreds of ways to spend your leisure time and maximum accumulation of smart people per square meter – in the most famous city of Silicon Valley, it seems there is everything you need. San Francisco is a place where design is not an addition but a core of the city. Check out our amazing San Francisco Design Guide to make sure you are aware of all places with best interior design.
Be sure San Francisco is the best place for those who love exciting sightseeing. Many city sights are of world importance; every year thousands of inquisitive travelers strive to see them. One of the most important symbols of the city is the Golden Gate Bridge. The opening of the suspension bridge took place in 1937, while it was the largest construction of its kind in the world. This is a landmark of world importance today, many travelers prefer to admire the bridge in the dark when it is illuminated by the special light system.
After arriving in San Francisco for the first time, you want to make sure you will take a ride on a 19th century tram, take a picture of yourself at famous Golden Gate Bridge, go down Lombard Street, walk around the tourist Pierce 39 and eat crab soup there. When the tipical touristic list is checked you will need our farther guidance.
HOW IS THE WEATHER
The morning in San Francisco can be cold, but after 10 am the sun will come out and it will really hot, however, if you find yourself at the ocean it’s windy, so count on multi-layered clothing and scarves. Fog, especially in summer, is a rather frequent phenomenon, it descends from Golden Gate Bridge to Marine Headlands Park and creates the feeling that the bridge itself is in the clouds, and the trees in the adjacent Presidio Park are Narnia. It is important to know that San Francisco is a seismic zone, although the last time a devastating earthquake occurred here in 1906.
WHERE TO STAY
San Francisco stands on seven hills – although if you count everything, there will be 44 of them. The city is divided into districts, and since property prices regularly grow, these districts are fragmented even more – NoPa has recently appeared, for example. Marina, North Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Hayes Valley, NoPa, Haight-Ashbury and Castro seem to be the most attractive for living in terms of location, safety, and concentration of life. Never, under any pretext, you should not stop at Tenderloin. In Mission, as well as near Market Street, there is also little good for a comfortable stay. Most of the streets pass through the entire city, and if you remember, at the intersection of which one you live, getting lost is almost impossible.
There are many galleries and museums in San Francisco, but perhaps the first trip should be to these three of the most famous ones – the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) with the largest collection of art objects from the late XIX-XXI century, de Young Museum with a collection of XVII art –XXI centuries and exhibits from North, South America and Africa, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), where the presentations of famous IT brands and the Martin Luther King Memorial are located.
WHERE TO STAY
The American chain Proper Hotels appeared on the market quite recently, but immediately attracted attention: luxury apartments in Hollywood, a boutique hotel in San Francisco, at the opening line of the Proper Hotel in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. The fact that the interiors of all the objects were entrusted to American design star and one of the most sought-after decorators in the world, Kelly Wearstler, warms up interest. Every 131 rooms of the hotel have their own, unique design.
Not so far from Union Square, there is a unique boutique hotel Zeppelin, it is notable for its non-standard design. The rooms available to guests are decorated in black and white, and feature designer furniture in modern style, including large beds with high softbacks. The hotel is located in a historic building, so part of the brick walls was preserved in its public areas. The floor here is covered with beautiful parquet, in the hotel everywhere you can see spectacular modern paintings. There is also a stylish bar in the hotel, the main decoration of which is an old wood-burning fireplace.
Hotel W San Francisco
A model of modern style is the prestigious W San Francisco hotel. Its rooms are very elegant, the floors are carpeted in beige color, while the rooms are furnished with white designer furniture. The rooms and bright decorations are not deprived, they have colorful textiles, modern works of art and chandeliers of unusual shapes. One of the main decorations of public areas is the built-in system of artistic illumination, the fitness center is notable for its spectacular design.
Villa Florence Hotel
Villa Florence Hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in San Francisco. This hotel is decorated in a sophisticated Italian style, its rooms are furnished with elegant furniture made of precious wood. The space above the beds is decorated with exquisite art panels, the interior is distinguished by a variety of chic fabrics of pastel shades, decorative glass elements, and beautiful French-style paintings. In public areas, there is an elegant detail of wood and marble, and in the corridors, there is a rich collection of modern paintings.