San Francisco


Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

Evaluating the world's best hotels is great, but it's just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.

Travel Guide to San Francisco and the California Wine Country

One classic city and countryside pairing in the United States is in northern California, where two of the world's most famous wine regions lie just an hour from one of America's most picturesque cities.

Best Luxury Hotels in the U.S. and Canada: Grand Awards 2017

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out particularly memorable hotels for our Grand Awards. These are the winners in the United States and Canada.

The Revitalized Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA features a fresh, cutting-edge design and houses a vast collection of creative contemporary works in all mediums.

New San Francisco Restaurants

Andrew Harper reviews four new San Francisco restaurants with innovative cuisine featuring locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

San Francisco Discoveries

On my most recent trip, I stayed at three contrasting San Francisco hotels, each of which provided an authentic sense of place.

Ferry Building Update

For food and food-related goods, culinary experts, locals and tourists alike head to the Marketplace on the ground floor of the Ferry Building.

Recommended Boutique Shops in San Francisco

Mr. Harper details five of his favorite one-of-a-kind boutique shops that offer locally made products from a recent trip to San Francisco, California.

Favorite San Francisco Galleries

The contemporary art scene in San Francisco is burgeoning. Here, Mr. Harper details his favorite galleries in the city.

A Walking Tour Through the Presidio and Marina Districts

The northern neighborhoods of San Francisco offer a wealth of sights and activities. Our proposed walking itinerary takes in all the highlights.

Letter From the Editor, September 2016

A road trip through New England is one of the great American travel experiences. On this occasion, I decided to concentrate on Vermont.

6 Newly Recommended Hotels, September 2016

The September Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to Vermont and San Francisco, California, where he evaluates new luxury hotels.

Just Back From | San Francisco, Sausalito & Napa

Sasha, one of our Travel Consultants, shares travel tips and experiences from a six-night vacation to San Francisco, Sausalito and Napa Valley this past fall.

Our 10 Favorite Culinary Destinations

The 10 cities highlighted here attract visitors not just for their sites, scenery and experiences, but also for their cuisine.

San Francisco's Cask, Purveyor of Spirits

San Francisco's Cask, on Third and Market Streets, is a worthwhile stop for lovers of spirits.

Terracotta Warriors and the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is offering a room promotion in conjunction with “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy,” on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum through May 27, 2013.

The Pied Piper Bar & Grill, San Francisco

Most people are unaware that the famous King Cole Bar in the St. Regis New York has a cousin on the west coast, The Pied Piper Bar.

Press Club, a San Francisco Wine Bar

Visitors to San Francisco in search of a respite from shopping or museum-browsing would be hard-pressed to improve on Press Club.

The Bay Lights of San Francisco

The Bay Lights, a monumental light sculpture, has been lit, providing yet another reason to visit San Francisco.

Interview: Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant

Lifetime Achievement winner, Kermit Lynch.

2013 Grand Awards: Kermit Lynch, Wine Importer

Berkeley wine retailer and importer Kermit Lynch celebrated his 40th year in business last year.

San Francisco's SFJAZZ Center Opens

Jazz fans have a new destination in San Francisco with the opening this week of SFJAZZ Center, a unique performance hall and cultural hub built specifically for and dedicated to jazz.

The San Francisco Culinary Empire of Traci Des Jardins

As noted in this month's Hideaway Report, Traci Des Jardins is the chef and co-owner of Manzanita, the superb signature restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

San Francisco's Boulevard Restaurant Wins a James Beard Award

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I made the wise decision to book a table for dinner at Boulevard, located just by the Ferry Buil

Family-Friendly Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito

Cavallo Point Lodge hides in plain sight; it sits squarely in the middle of a happ

San Francisco's Tadich Grill

There is a long and circuitous origin myth on the menu of the Tadich Grill, which sits in San Francisco's Financial District three blocks off the Embarcader

Notable August Events

August 6-7: During the Livarot Cheese Fair, this town in Normandy, France, celebrates one of France’s greatest contributions to gastronomy.

The San Francisco Ferry Building

The San Francisco Ferry Building's latest incarnation as a gourmet marketplace has lasted just eight years, but it feels like it's been around for much longer.