San Francisco is well known for its trolley cars, hilly streets and proximity to Silicon Valley. The third most expensive city in the United States is an interesting place to visit. The contrast between the rich and poor is evident on every street corner with diners from smart restaurants dodging the cities homeless on their way out.
In spite of this, the city by the bay has considerable charm with lovely turn-of-the century architecture and ancient trolley cars mixed with smart bars, good food and foggy, water views. Below are a couple of the city’s highlights.
- Ride the trolley car on your way to lunch Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Clift Hotel: Philippe Stark designed hotel and cocktail bar.
- Pinecrest Diner: voted the city’s best.
- Alden: incredibly high quality American men’s shoemaker
- Mikkeller Bar: an industrial-cool bar offering rare tap and bottled beers alongside upscale pub food.