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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


Taste delicious brews during SF Beer Week in San Francisco, California

SF Beer Week
From January 22 to January 31 you can taste a variety of national and international brews during SF Beer Week. As if it couldn't get any better, SF Restaurant week will also be happening, so you get the best of both worlds - good beer and delicious food. Hundreds of events will be going on, so plan ahead!

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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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A guest room at Fairmont San Francisco in California
Top 10 Romantic Hotels in San Francisco
Plan an amorous escape to the Bay Area with GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Hotels in San Francisco. From boutique hotels to properties with a country home feel, these places are great for couples looking to rekindle passion.

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Enjoy the view at Top of the Mark in San Francisco, California
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco
An intimate, candlelit dinner is always a good way to set the mood. GAYOT has chosen places that have a charming ambience and appetizing cuisine. These Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco are sure to impress whether it's a first date or honeymoon celebration.

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The dining room at Oro, 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
With hot new restaurants opening all over town, choosing the perfect place in San Francisco can be a challenge. But we've made things easier with GAYOT's top 25 restaurants to eat at right now, featuring the city's latest buzz-worthy spots.

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Eco-friendly treatments are available at Earthbody, 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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