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The Westin St. Francis
Where to Stay // The Westin St. Francis
You’re on the right path to explore the city from this buzzing Union Square location, which even has a cable car stop at the front door.
Cable Car Museum
Morning // Cable Car Museum
Photos, antique cars and mechanical displays reveal the mystery—and history—of these little cars that became the symbol of San Francisco.

Photo by Mark Gibson, courtesy of SFCVB

Fisherman's Wharf
Lunch // Fisherman’s Wharf
Belly up to one of the fish stalls here for fresh clam chowder served in a famous sourdough bread bowl. Guardino’s Crab Stand is an eat-on-the-street favorite.

Photo by Kimberley Lovato

Alcatraz
Afternoon // Alcatraz
Once home to notorious criminals, including Al Capone, The Rock is one of the city’s biggest attractions. Take the night tour for stellar views and a different side of Alcatraz.

Photo by Lewis Sommer, courtesy of SFCVB

Top of the Mark Lounge
Nightcap // Top of the Mark Lounge
The toast of San Francisco, with wrap-around vistas and a 100-martini menu, atop the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel.

The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
415-397-7000

Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
415-474-1887

Fisherman's Wharf
2801 Leavenworth Street
415-673-3530

Alcatraz Cruises
Pier 33, Hornblower Alcatraz Landing
415-981-7625

Mark Hopkins Hotel
One Nob Hill
415-392-3434

By Kimberley Lovato

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