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A Stylish San Francisco Staycation

Oct 06, 2021 05:14PM ● By Pam Kessler

Few things are more exciting than jetting off on a glamorous vacation, but if a full-on adventure is not in the cards, one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations is right in our backyard. San Francisco has it all—major league baseball, world-class museums, restaurants galore, theater and shopping, plus magnificent views. And it’s all just a short jaunt away across the Bay Bridge.

Where to Stay 

With so many chic hotels in the city, your biggest challenge could be deciding where to spend your nights. The Harbor Court Hotel blends a historic vibe with modern style on one of San Francisco’s most scenic stretches of downtown waterfront. Upscale amenities, HD televisions, and honor bars come standard in each of the rooms, but the Penthouse Suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and unparalleled bay views is the one to splurge on at this waterfront retreat.

A comfortable contemporary lobby features stunning architecture, spacious work areas and a big fireplace for evening wine hour. Outside some of the city’s top restaurants and Oracle Park are within easy walking distance. After a quick morning coffee boost, head out on a stroll along the Embarcadero to check out the people and the public art, catch a glimpse of sea lions, then taste your way through foodie heaven at the Ferry Building. Grab piping hot empanadas and peruse the other delicious offerings at one of San Francisco's most unique locations.

Where to Eat

Some of San Francisco’s most colorful classics share the same block, from the popular watering-hole Perry’s to Michelin-starred Angler to newly renovated Boulevard. But you don’t even have to leave the property for award-winning Japanese cuisine at Ozumo. A downtown staple for decades, dine inside the chic space or reserve a table on the outdoor patio and enjoy an evening of sushi, sake, and other innovative delights. 165 Steuart St., San Francisco, harborcourthotel.com.

 

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