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Travel Guide: San Francisco

An aerial view of San Francisco
An aerial view of 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.

Diners can bring their dogs on the patio at Skool restaurant in San Francisco
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.

See the entire list of pet-friendly restaurants!

Hog Island Oyster Co., one of GAYOT's 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants

The 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants
Locals know that autumn offers some of the best weather for exploring San Francisco. This fall, celebrate the diversity of the Bay Area, from low-key ramen houses to neighborhood Italian eateries to hyper-modern bastions of haute cuisine.

See the entire list with recommended dishes!

Calistoga Ranch

Set in a secluded canyon, this rustic property features a gorgeous spa and 48 cedar guest lodges, all with fireplaces that take full advantage of the natural setting.
Calistoga Ranch in California's Napa Valley, one of our Top 10 Wine Country Inns

Americano restaurant in Hotel Vitale, one of our Top 10 Power Breakfast Restaurants in San Francisco DINE ON THE GRIND
Top 10 Power Breakfast Restaurants

Got a full plate for the day? No need to skip your morning meal with our Top 10 Power Breakfast Restaurants, which offer the perfect place to do business over a bite to eat.

Top 10 Wine Lists

People love freedom of choice, and that's exactly what a top wine list provides for oenophiles. Enjoy the excellent wine lists at these fine San Francisco/Bay Area restaurants.
Quince is one of our Top 10 Wine List Restaurants in San Francisco

Explore California
• Find out more about restaurants and travel around the Golden State in our California Travel Guide
• Looking for a quick getaway? Check out our guide to 3 Days in Yosemite National Park

Save with CityPass!

Save time and money on your next vacation with the CityPass booklet. It contains admission tickets to the city's top attractions at a substantially reduced price.


Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Boutique fleets are the hottest thing on the high seas, promising smaller passenger lists, larger staterooms and sophisticated resort facilities.