Welcome to "The Best of San Francisco," a Gayot travel guide featuring top restaurants, luxury hotels and spas, must-see attractions and other important information for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you're a local or tourist, our "best of" destination guide will steer you to the hippest highlights in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.
BEWARE "THE ROCK"
Alcatraz Cruises Often referred to as "The Rock," Alcatraz attracts more than a million visitors each year. The island's somber past as the site of a federal prison — the infamous Al Capone served time there — ignites the curiosity of many visitors. Alcatraz Cruises conducts tours of the abandoned penitentiary, offering early bird excursions for those that want to beat the crowd, as well as night tours for people willing to brave the dark.
BLISS IN THE BAY AREA
Top 10 Spas in San Francisco From day spas helmed by skincare gurus to hotel sites with glorious views, you can find relaxation and rejuvenation at one of these Top 10 Spas in San Francisco.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Top 10 Dog-Friendly Restaurants Check out the best pet-friendly restaurants that welcome dogs and diners alike on their patios. Eat your food with Fido in tow at these Top 10 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in San Francisco.