San Francisco embodies the perfect city for a weekend getaway. It is a city that offers many different things from picking up breakfast to picnic on Baker Beach with an epic view of the Golden Gate bridge (not kidding, this beach offers the BEST view of the bridge) to having a classy dinner on a rooftop in the city. This special city has many cities within the city leaving so much it can offer you!
My favorite hotel to stay at while in the city is the San Francisco Proper. It’s interior is designed by my all time favorite designer, Kelly Wearstler. She puts the perfect amount of modern meets rustic meets contemporary meets a pop of color into all of the spaces she designs. I am absolutely obsessed. They turned this mini version of the famous NYC Flatiron building into a west coast chic hotel. Not to mention, Villon, is an amazing restaurant within the hotel that offers food with many layers of flavor along with the tastiest drinks.
In terms of energizing yourself, the best coffee shops in town are:
- Blue Bottle Coffee (get the New Orleans Cold Brew w/ Almond Milk) Sightglass Coffee, The Mill Coffee, and Four Barrel Coffee.
As far as food goes, there are too many amazing restaurants. Whenever I go to San Francisco, I have a list of places that I MUST make a stop at, leaving there not enough time in the day or room in my stomach to try a new place! They are THAT good. Food comas are real in San Fran. In my opinion, the quintessential SF restaurant would definitely be Nopa. I am telling you, this place is life changing. From the beautiful aesthetics combined with seasonal menus that use local ingredients, this place is the ultimate go-to restaurant. A few other go-to restaurants I have for lunch or dinner are Lolinda (tapas + family style) and Tsubasa (the freshest sushi).
My fave breakfast spots are Dotties (casual little diner) and Tartine Manufactory (amazing breakfast foods, but the service is terrible. I would say go with a patient mind because the food is delicious).
On my las trip to San Francisco, I spent most early evenings with my best friend from 1st grade grabbing happy hour cocktails at Charmines which is on the roof of the San Francisco Proper hotel before we headed out to dinner. During the later evenings, I realized that Charmines is a go to spot for grabbing drinks with friends. Along with that, other great bars to go out to are Bourbon and Branch, The View, and Wildhawk.
I always have the most amazing time when I get away to San Francisco. What are your favorite spots in SF?