San Francisco Travel Guide
* Dining * Activities * Shopping A compilation of shopping, activities and dining based on highly-rated Google reviews
Food The Codmother Fish & Chips 2824 Jones St. San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 606-9349
Fog Harbor Fish House Pier 39 2nd Level San Francisco, CA 94133 Phone number (415) 421-2442 Business website fogharborfishhouse.com A San Francisco dining landmark, Fog Harbor Fish House offers the quintessential waterfront dining experience. Enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge while dining on the freshest 100% sustainable seafood and meats available. Created by the family who developed PIER 39, our history spans over three decades and includes three generations.
Posted by Leens on 08/19/2012 Fish and Chips My family came from Scotland so I grew up eating home made fish and chips. My Mumâ€™s were great, but these are the best fish and chips that I have ever had (sorry Mum). We stop in every time we are in San Francisco.
Carmel Pizza 2826 Jones St. San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 676-1185 Business website carmelpizzaco.com
Carmel Pizza Company moved into Fisherman's Wharf in June of 2012. The pizzas are made in a big red trailer with a Mugnaini wood-fired oven inside. Outdoor seating is available alongside the truck, in a space with arched trellises and a birdbathâ€”a pizzagarten of sorts. A sign alongside the restaurant indicates that the space is heated, which is likely a godsend for confused tourists who come to town expecting "California" weather and instead get bathed by Karl the Fog.
Pier 39 Art on the city walls Talk of the town: Diego Rivera came to San Francisco in 1930 to paint his first commissioned murals outside of Mexico, although he caused a furore when he produced a portrait of Lenin. People have been painting their worries, their woes and their celebrations on the walls of San Francisco for decades creating a tapestry of the city’s consciousness in color. Nowhere are the murals brighter and bolder than in the Mission District, historical home of the Mexican population. Here, they are colorful, political, irreverent, silly – and can be enjoyed for free. If you walk around the area, you can’t miss them, but for notable work, head to Balmy Alley – the scenes of a bloody Honduran massacre painted on a garage are especially moving – or check out the ever-changing street art of Clarion Alley. Those with a dedicated interest can take a casual but informative tour with Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center (details listed here). All of Rivera’s public murals are free to view, too. The easiest to access is in the San Francisco Art Institute (800 Chestnut Street); ask at reception for permission to see the mural, which is open to the public daily from 9am to 5pm.
The Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning
the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". It opened in 1937 and had until 1964 the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,280 m).
Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina. The marina is also home to the floating Forbes Island restaurant. A two-story carousel is one of the pier's more dominant features, although it is not directly visible from the street and sits towards the end of the pier. The family-oriented entertainment and presence of marine mammals make this a popular tourist location for families with kids. The pier is located at the edge of the Fisherman's Wharf district and is close to North Beach, Chinatown, and the Embarcadero. The area is easily accessible via the historic F Market streetcars. From the pier one can see Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge. Blue & Gold Fleet's bay cruises leave from Pier 39.
China Town San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. You can use this site to learn more about the attractions, culture, history, and events in Chinatown. If you plan to visit us, you can book a Chinatown tour, hotel rooms, and more.
Alcatraz Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as â€œThe Rockâ€?, the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Aboriginal peoples from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Anchorage Shopping Center Address: 333 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 Phone:(415) 673-7762
Great Shopping Starts Here!
Location: 865 Market Street, San Francisco, CA Phone: 415-512-6776
From shoes to sunglasses, stogies to Russian nesting dolls, you can find tons of great treasures at the shops at Anchorage Square! Click on the links for more information about our retailers. Anchorage Liquor & Deli DP Boutique Lectronic City Stoies Stogies, Inc. Urban Connection
Just over 10 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 20 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK), Westfield San Francisco Centre stands just two blocks from the lively Union Square. The Centre is within walking distance to the city's best hotels, restaurants and attractions. History In 1896, Adolph Feiss founded The Emporium as a cooperative of privately-owned stores at the historic Market Street address. It soon became the flagship location of the Northern California department store chain for nearly 100 years. One of the first Americans to be trained at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, architect Albert Pissis designed the building in this elaborate style. The Emporium became a hub of social activity featuring a two-tiered bandstand and café under the magnificent Dome, where concerts were held every Saturday night. In 1906, a massive earthquake devastated San Francisco. The subsequent fires consumed all of The Emporium except the beaux arts façade on Market Street. It took two years to rebuild the structure and its celebrated Dome. The beautiful flagship on Market between 4th and 5th Streets remained a shopping destination for generations of Bay Area residents and visitors until 1996.a
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Westfield San Francisco Centre seamlessly blends modern architecture with historic features of its landmark location. The Dome Designed by renowned architect Albert Pissis, the original Dome and Market Street façade were considered the signature features of the building when it opened in 1896. The 102 foot-wide, three-story circular structure weighs 500,000 pounds. The restored dome is the centerpiece of a 200-foot-long, 65-foot-wide atrium and colonnade. It is 98-feet from the floor of the grand rotunda, which begins on the fourth floor of the centre, to the top of the Dome’s ceiling. As part of the construction process, the Dome was elevated 58-feet in its original position to the roof of the new structure to allow natural light through its crown and lunette windows. The Dome now sits about 168feet above Market and Mission Streets. More than 900 lights encased in the ribs of the Dome have been restored around its more than 800 glass panels. Today, the Dome entertains visitors from around the world each night during the summer and holiday season with a one-of-a-kind animated 3D light spectacular. The Façade
900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Anchor Brewing Company 1705 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA 94107
Get a glimpse at centuries-old craft brewing traditions, a taste of San Francisco history, and a flight of selected Anchor beers. Currently we offer two public tours each weekday, free of charge, by reservation only. The walking tour of the brewery lasts about 40-45 minutes. The tour guide will give you a brief history of the brewery and walk you through three floors of our building. Children are welcome to come on the tour, but of course may not taste the beer during our tasting session, which follows the walking tour. You may have up to ten in your party, depending on the availability of space. Altogether, the brewery tour and the beer tasting last for about 1.5 hours, and tastings are only available to those who take the tour. We are now taking reservations up to six months in advance. Due to the popularity of our tour, we will not be able to accommodate you for a tour without reservations. For tour reservations call: 415-863-8350, ext 0, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Pacific time. Due to the large volume of brewery tour requests we receive daily, we are unable to accept tour requests via e-mail. In addition, we do not maintain a waiting list. We love our building. It was built in 1937 for a San Francisco food company. We bought it forty years later, managing somehow to keep our impending move a secret for the next two years. Our first brew in our new home was August 13, 1979, but we kept brewing at our old location until we were sure we had it right in the new one.
Maps Wharf Inn to Golden Gate Bridge Cafe
Wharf Inn to Boudin
Wharf Inn to Pier39
Wharf Inn to Ghirardelli Square
Wharf Inn to Anchor Brewing
Anchor Brewing to Clarion Alley
Wharf Inn to Carmel Pizza
Wharf Inn to Art Institute
Wharf Inn to Fog Harbor
Wharf Inn to Anchorage Square
Wharf Inn to The Codmother
Wharf Inn to China Town
Thanks for viewing this “Google researched” brochure, I hope that you will enjoy your trip in San Francisco to the fullest. This brochure should help as a guide (based on recent search engine research,) and has links embedded in the title of all the places you might want to visit or try. Just click on one and it should direct you to the website where either the research was referenced or the company’s website. Enjoy all the fun that San Francisco has to offer today, and come back again soon. Brandon H. Moeller
Published on Apr 14, 2014
This is a travel guide inspired by google searches about dining, activities and shopping in San Francisco, including maps to guide you from...