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Travel Guide: San Francisco

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

See Janelle Monáe perform during the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Stern Grove Festival
With summer approaching, the Bay Area is getting ready for the Stern Grove Festival, now in its 79th season. Beginning June 19 to August 21, guests can enjoy 10 weeks of admission-free concerts held outdoors. Scheduled performances include Janelle Monáe, Julieta Venegas, San Francisco Symphony and more.

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Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco
Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco
If you're visiting the Bay Area and don't want to leave your furry friends behind, then book a at room at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco.

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The dining room of EPIC Steak, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in San Francisco

Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in San Francisco
There are so many reasons to love brunch: syrupy pancakes, savory omelets and, of course, mimosas! No matter how you do this meal between breakfast and lunch, GAYOT's Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in San Francisco have something on the menu for you.

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Roasted carrots at Cadence, one of GAYOT's Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now
Spring has arrived and with it a renewed excitement among San Francisco restaurants. This undisputed food city is buzzing with everything from casual hot spots to upscale modern newcomers.

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Unwind at Nob Hill Spa in The Scarlet Huntington San Francisco, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Spas in San Francisco

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.

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Take a cable car ride, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do in 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.

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Sometimes you need to get away from it all and relax. GAYOT has picked the Top 10 Destination Spas in America that will rejuvenate you from the inside out.
Traveling for work can be stressful, but GAYOT's Top 10 Business Class Airlines help make the journey smooth. From exclusive check-in counters to personal TV screens on board, you'll look forward to your flight.