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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

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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Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale in Love & Friendship, one of the films to be screened at the 2016 SFIFF

The San Francisco International Film Festival
Now in its 59th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival begins April 21 to May, 5 2016. More than 173 films will be screened, including two world premieres. Drink and dance events will take place, and night owls will love the "Dark Wave" program — late-evening showings of independent and international horror and sci-fi films hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission. Tickets for the festival are now on sale and start at $13 for members.

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A guest room at The Donatello in San Francisco, California
Top 10 Value Hotels in San Francisco
Save some money and book your room with one of GAYOT's Top 10 Value Hotels in San Francisco. These properties are in convenient locations, and offer awesome amenities and stylish accommodations at an affordable rate.

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The dining room at Nopalito in San Francisco, California

Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in San Francisco
San Francisco may not be known for affordable living, but you can still dine out at a reasonable price. Take a look at GAYOT's picks of the Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in San Francisco for places that will fill your tummy without emptying your bank account.

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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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This SoCal city is the second largest in the Golden State and is brimming with attractions. Start exploring with GAYOT's picks for the Top 10 Things to Do in San Diego.
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