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
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The 78th Annual Stern Grove Festival If you're going to be in the Bay Area this summer, make sure to check out the Stern Grove Festival taking place every Sunday from June 14 to August 16. Since 1938, San Francisco has been hosting the performing arts event at Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove, a tree-enveloped outdoor amphitheater. On the schedule this year are The Doobie Brothers, Salsamania, the San Francisco Symphony and many more. Better yet, admission is free, making it easy for you to enjoy great performances without putting a dent in your wallet.
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.
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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.
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