One of the great travel destinations of the world, the City by the Bay offers endless attractions and diversions. You can't miss the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, stretching north from the city over the famous island of Alcatraz. Fisherman's Wharf features fresh seafood and bay views, and Union Square is a hub of boutiques and busy shops. Be sure to check out Chinatown, North Beach, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park and of course, the city's beloved cable cars.
Golden Gate Bridge
This world-famous San Francisco landmark, which was constructed in 1937, connects San Francisco with Marin County. The bright red suspension bridge is nearly two miles in length and stands 746 feet high. Besides cars, the bridge welcomes walkers and bicyclists. For more information, visit http://goldengatebridge.org/.
San Francisco boasts the largest Chinese population of any city outside of China. Experience the culture in Chinatown, where you'll encounter hidden temples, cool alleyways, and the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company, which produces 20,000 fortune cookies each day by hand. For more information, visit http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/
The Italian section of San Francisco, North Beach is also where the Beat Generation got its start. Located halfway between Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach serves up some of the city's finest Italian dishes, frothy cappuccinos, and refreshing gelato. Take a walking tour and get the inside scoop on this venerable neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.sfgate.com/neighborhoods/sf/northbeach/
Built on Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park in 1933, Coit Tower is 210 feet tall and features 26 murals by a variety of artists, including Diego Rivera. From the tower, which took five years to complete, you can see amazing views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, and Pier 39. For more information, visit http://sfrecpark.org/destination/telegraph-hill-pioneer-park/coit-tower
Bay Area Sports
San Francisco and the Bay Area are home to an incredible collection of professional sports teams like the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is the hotel of choice for fans, teams, competitors, and sporting industry professionals, located within walking distance or a short drive from some of the top venues, like AT&T Park. Find our more information on your favorite teams and events.
Golden Gate Park
If you like a little nature with your city, you'll love Golden Gate Park. Enjoy a plethora of paths enveloped by plant life from around the globe. Feed the ducks at Stow Lake or sip a cup of tea in the picturesque Japanese Tea Garden. Immerse yourself in culture at the de Young Museum, and see what the sea creatures are up to at the Academy of Sciences. For more information, visit http://sfrecpark.org/parks-open-spaces/golden-gate-park-guide/
It's known as the "crookedest street in the world" and until you see it for yourself, it's really hard to imagine. Steep and wildly curved, this popular portion of Lombard Street is not far from Fisherman's Wharf. Whether you walk down or drive down, Lombard Street will go down as one of your favorite San Francisco things to do. For more information, visit http://www.sftodo.com/lomabardcrookedstreet.html
Regarded as the number one attraction in San Francisco, Pier 39 is bustling with activity. Enjoy over 100 stores and a dozen restaurants featuring great food and even greater views of the bay. Sea lions and street performers give Pier 39 a real carnival atmosphere. For more information, visit http://www.pier39.com/.
Home to San Francisco's corporations, financial institutions, and law firms, the Financial District is just a short walk from the Hilton San Francisco. Restaurants and shopping malls can also be found in this neighborhood for tourists to enjoy. Take in the sites of some of the beautiful San Francisco architecture as you stroll the area.
Ferry Building Marketplace
If you're looking for a great shopping and dining experience, the Ferry Building Marketplace houses large and small eateries and shopping outlets. This landmark is one of many popular destinations that San Francisco has to offer tourists and residents. If you visit any time soon, be sure to check out the seafood restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
Chinese Culture Center
Founded in 1965, the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is focused on preserving and promoting Chinese and Chinese American culture. Located onsite at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, the Chinese Culture Center features lectures, workshops, and classes, as well as art exhibitions and a variety of performances, including dance and music. For more information, visit http://www.c-c-c.org.
Bike Sharing program
Hilton San Francisco Financial District is proud to introduce San Francisco's Bike Sharing program. If you are looking to peddle away and see the sights, enjoy the new San Francisco bike share program just outside of the hotel. Located on Kearny and Washington Street, you'll find one of 35 bike stations. For more information visit https://www.sfbike.org/our-work/regional-advocacy/bike-share/