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.
The Best of San Francisco
Top 10 Things to Do in San Francisco
Check out the amazing view from Twin Peaks, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or shop around at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Make sure GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do in San Francisco are on the checklist for your next Bay Area vacation.
San Francisco Playhouse
Since its inception in 2003, the San Francisco Playhouse has quickly become recognized as the spot on the West Coast to see quality theater. The playhouse matches the talent and energy of Broadway, while presenting productions on a more intimate scale.
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.
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.