Sip.Stay.See. Non tourist guide to San Francisco.

Traveling to San Francisco? Tired of the same old tourist traps? If your looking for recommendations for Fisherman's Wharf or Alcatraz you wont find them here:).   Like millions of people who have left their heart in San Francisco, I will help you do the same with local hot spot Dining, beautiful Hotels and unique Activities. Join us, as we Sip, Stay and See San Francisco, California.



Gin meets Tapas. Select one of 60 gins arranged by flavor profile to be paired with any of six tonics while you enjoy an impressive menu of one-bite snacks. Great, fun atmosphere, vibe and music.

Bistro Aix

Affordable neighborhood bistro named after Aix-en-Provence, a sun-drenched city in the South of France. Delicious Mediterranean inspired dishes featuring the finest local ingredients from farmers and fishermen.

Zuni Café

Come for the famous roast chicken, stay for the bustling atmosphere, creative cocktails and neighborhood vibe.


Ritz Carlton

My preferred property.  Fantastic location along the California Street cable car line.  True to Ritz Carlton luxury and service.  Newly renovated,  beautiful property. Located a short walk from Union Square shopping and a block from Chinatown.


Talk about rooms with a view.  Corner units have impressive views over looking the San Francisco Bay.  Located atop Nob Hill, the Fairmont is known for its impeccable 5 star service.

Loews Regency

Along the California Street cable car line located in the Financial District, this luxury hotel in a Neoclassical landmark is 8 minutes’ walk from Union Square shopping and a block from Chinatown.


Lands End

Different areas of Lands End will appeal to different people. Choose from the beach, the Cliff House restaurant, Camera Obscura, or ruins of the Sutro Baths built in the late 1800s. Enjoy gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can easily spend a whole day walking all the way out to the labyrinth at Eagle Point and back.

Land and Sea to Sausalito

Rent a bike from a bike shop in Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy the 8 mile one way trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.  The views are simply breathtaking.  Enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries near the Pier, we like Fish.  Leave your bike and take the ferry back to San Francisco.

Musée Mécanique. 

Unleash your inner pinball wizard at this warehouse full of completely functioning arcade games from 1960s pinball machines to 1980s classics like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Plus, there are penny arcade games that go back a hundred years. The admission is free, and it's located on the water in the Fisherman's Wharf area with terrific views of Alcatraz.

Muir Woods National Monument

Is a huge protected redwood forest with more than 500 acres of redwood trees located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area approximately 15 minutes drive from the Marina district. It does attract crowds so go early. The area is lush and green due to the proximity of the Pacific Ocean and wet weather of the region, it is home to several species of birds and animals. A great way to spend a few hours reconnecting with nature.

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