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T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco
Hotel Zetta San Francisco, a Viceroy Urban Retreat is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

1. Hotel Zetta San Francisco, a Viceroy Urban Retreat

7.3
55 5th St (btwn Mission & Market St), São Francisco, CA
Hotel · SoMa · 64 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The Viceroy Hotel Group property attracts a high-tech crowd thanks to its sleek interiors, a game room off the lobby, and a floor-to-ceiling Plinko installation that you can actually play.

The St. Regis San Francisco is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

2. The St. Regis San Francisco

9.0
125 3rd St (at Minna St), São Francisco, CA
Hotel · SoMa · 105 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: With its luxe rooms—Mozambican wood on the walls; marble bathrooms—the St. Regis brings a dose of glamour to the SoMa district. The Japanese-themed restaurant Ame only adds to the appeal.

Inn at the Presidio is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

3. Inn at the Presidio

8.7
42 Moraga Ave (at Funston Ave), São Francisco, CA
Cama e Café · Presidio National Park · 9 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Set within the 1,491-acre Presidio park, this intimate inn was carved out of two historic buildings—a 1903 brick structure and neighboring clapboard house. We love the hiking trails out the back door.

Mystic Hotel is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

4. Mystic Hotel

7.3
417 Stockton St, São Francisco, CA
Hotel · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 19 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Star chef Charlie Palmer took over the Victorian-era Mystic, exposing brick and adding vintage mirrors to the rooms and opening a speakeasy-inspired tavern that has quickly become a local favorite.

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

5. Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

222 Sansome St (btwn Pine & California St), São Francisco, CA
Hotel · Financial District · 31 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The just-renovated Mandarin has some of the best views of the city, especially from the Bridge to Bridge rooms (binoculars included).

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

6. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

8.3
600 Stockton St (at California St), São Francisco, CA
Hotel · Chinatown · 71 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Fresh from a makeover (good-bye chintz, hello earth-toned geometric patterns), today’s Ritz, near Nob Hill, still has doting service.

Hotel Drisco is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

7. Hotel Drisco

8.0
2901 Pacific Ave, São Francisco, CA
Hotel · Pacific Heights · 11 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Expect a residential feel, turn-of-the-20th-century architecture, and plenty of complimentary perks (including bicycles) at this hilltop property in Pacific Heights.

Benu is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

8. Benu

8.0
22 Hawthorne St (at Howard St), São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · SoMa · 94 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At the clean-lined Benu, in SoMa, every detail is carefully considered, from the porcelain tableware to the Eastern-inspired chef’s tasting menu (a 1,000-year-old quail egg; salt-and-pepper squid).

Rich Table is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

9. Rich Table

8.9
199 Gough St (at Oak St), São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · Lower Haight · 188 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Dishes at this homey restaurant balance acidity and texture, and highlight surprise ingredients—sardine-laced potato chips are served with horseradish sauce; chicken lasagna with popped sorghum.

Cotogna is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

10. Cotogna

9.2
490 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Italiano · Jackson Square · 232 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Most plates come from the open hearth, including succulent, spit-roasted meats and wood-fired pizzas. The pastas are a must—try the buttery raviolo di ricotta with farm egg.

State Bird Provisions is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

11. State Bird Provisions

8.8
1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St), São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · Fillmore District · 221 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Waiters roam the room serving innovative small bites from dim-sum-style carts. The seafood selections are particularly worth flagging down for delicacies like black-garlic aioli on a fried nori chip.

Saison is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

12. Saison

8.3
178 Townsend St, São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Neo-Americano · South Beach · 64 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: After receiving two Michelin stars, the farm-to-table Saison moved to a grander space in SoMa. Tasting menus highlight local ingredients, sourced from foragers and farmers’ markets.

Mission Chinese Food is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

13. Mission Chinese Food

8.1
2234 Mission St (btwn 18th & 19th St), São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Chinês · Mission District · 315 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Despite the hour-long wait, the food is worth it. Founding chef Danny Bowien calls his cuisine “Americanized Chinese food”; think fiery kung pao pastrami and a cardamom-laced beef brisket soup.

Rand + Statler is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

14. Rand + Statler

425 Hayes St (btwn Octavia & Gough St), São Francisco, CA
Butique · Hayes Valley · 16 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Co-owners Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba have built a mini fashion empire in Hayes Valley. The latest boutique is stocked with cutting-edge looks from the likes of Alexander Wang and Acme.

Heath Ceramics is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

15. Heath Ceramics

9.3
2900 18th St (btwn Florida & Alabama St), São Francisco, CA
Mobiliário / Utensílios · Mission District · 35 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At this 20,000-square-foot houseware factory, shop, and café in the Mission District, glass walls give visitors a peek at tile production while they browse the bowls, vases, and table linens.

Ferry Building is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

16. Ferry Building

9.3
1 Ferry Building (at The Embarcadero), São Francisco, CA
Mercado · Financial District · 478 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Local purveyors, hawking everything from cheese and chocolate to cupcakes, line the arcades of this historic waterfront building; the city’s best farmers’ market sets up out front three days a week.

Golden Gate Park is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

17. Golden Gate Park

9.6
501 Stanyan St (btwn Fulton St & Lincoln Way), São Francisco, CA
Parque · Golden Gate Park · 358 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A must-visit not only for its Herzog & de Meuron–designed de Young Museum but also for lesser-known gems such as the Victorian-era Conservatory of Flowers and a paddock for rare American bison.

Crissy Field is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

18. Crissy Field

9.4
Golden Gate Promenade (at Mason St), São Francisco, CA
Parque · Presidio National Park · 143 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Sun-seekers, runners, dog-walkers, and kiteboarders come to this scenic bay-front beach and promenade. Pass through the restored tidal marsh en route to the Warming Hut, a cozy stop for lunch.

Contemporary Jewish Museum is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

19. Contemporary Jewish Museum

8.1
736 Mission St (btwn 3rd & 4th St), São Francisco, CA
Museu · SoMa · 59 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: This Daniel Libeskind-designed steel-and-brick building is a go-to spot for great architecture.

Propeller Modern is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

20. Propeller Modern

555 Hayes St (btw Laguna & Octavia), São Francisco, CA
Mobiliário / Utensílios · Hayes Valley · 3 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Check out the modern design boutique, which sells beautiful decorative objects.

Aziza is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

21. Aziza

8.5
5800 Geary Blvd (at 22nd Ave), São Francisco, CA
Restaurante Marroquino · Outer Richmond · 108 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The Moroccan restaurant Aziza is a favorite of designer Yves Béhar: “Chef Mourad Lahlou blows me away with his bold and vibrant dishes such as duck-confit bastilla.”

Tartine Bakery is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

22. Tartine Bakery

9.0
600 Guerrero St (at 18th St), São Francisco, CA
Padaria · Mission Dolores · 768 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The pastries (banana-cream tarts; éclairs) are second to none.

Mama's on Washington Square is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

23. Mama's on Washington Square

8.0
1701 Stockton St (at Filbert St), São Francisco, CA
Café da Manhã · North Beach · 312 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: For breakfast, head to Mama’s on Washington Square Park; try the cranberry-orange French toast.

Trick Dog is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

24. Trick Dog

8.9
3010 20th St (at Florida St), São Francisco, CA
Bar de Coquetéis · Mission District · 281 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Drinks at this cocktail bar are named for Pantone colors and employ unusual spices and even the odd beet. Try Grandma’s Sweater, made with gin, blood orange, and a rhubarb liqueur.

Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

25. Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency

8.7
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell), São Francisco, CA
Bar Escondido · Tenderloin · 46 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Call ahead to reserve a table at the detective-agency-themed bar with a three-drink tasting menu.

Smuggler's Cove is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

26. Smuggler's Cove

8.7
650 Gough St (at McAllister St), São Francisco, CA
Bar Tiki · Civic Center · 331 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Rum fanatic Martin Cate opened the new-wave tiki bar to spotlight the 400-odd rums he’s sourced from around the globe.

Wilkes Bashford is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

27. Wilkes Bashford

7.1
375 Sutter St, São Francisco, CA
Loja de Roupas · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 8 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: After a top-to-bottom refit, the town-house-style emporium in Union Square now has a men’s store featuring Brioni and Kiton boutiques and a made-to-measure bar for suits.

Harputs is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

28. Harputs

7.7
109 Geary St (Grant), São Francisco, CA
Butique · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 5 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Proprietor Gus Harput turns out avant-garde pieces that look deceptively simple on the rack. Most can be worn many ways; the three-hole blazer and the swacket (sweater-jacket) are travel essentials.

SFJazz Center is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

29. SFJazz Center

9.4
201 Franklin St (at Fell St), São Francisco, CA
Clube de Jazz · Civic Center · 53 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The $64 million, 35,000-square-foot SF Jazz Center is America’s first stand-alone space for jazz, with a 700-seat auditorium designed to evoke both a club and concert hall.

DZINE is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to San Francisco.

30. DZINE

128 Utah St (Alameda St & 15th St), São Francisco, CA
Mobiliário / Utensílios · Showplace Square · 2 dicas e avaliações

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Don’t miss this interior design showroom for cool contemporary architecture.