Situated in the heart of the Nob Hill neighborhood, the Huntington Hotel is steps from some of the city’s best sites, including Grace Cathedral and Union Square. The building was created as an apartment complex in the 1920s, and each of the 134 rooms has retained its stately size, making the accommodations some of the largest in town.
The Mansion on Sutter was originally built in 1808 as a home for one of San Francisco’s most affluent families. The property showcases the current owners' personal art collection with pieces from Salvador Dalí among others, in addition to luxe amenities like rainforest shower heads, Japanese-style soaking tubs, and Italian linens.
Jump-start the morning with a visit to Tartine Manufactory. Settle into a sun-soaked dining area and try a herbed omelet with arugula and trout roe or pomegranate-laced porridge with mascarpone and honey. Industry insiders have hailed the croissants as some of the best in the Bay Area (and the country) so be sure to grab one for later.
Book dinner at Sorrel, the brick-and-mortar product of chef Alex Hong’s pop-up dinners. Here, Hong presents both tasting and à la carte menus that are rooted in ingredients from the Northern Coast. Try plates like dry-aged duck with quince, honey nut squash, and Tokyo turnip or gnocchi with sweet corn and chanterelles.
Carry on with an evening of libations and live music. Sip on the Mission Penicillin (tequila, lemon, and coconut honey) at Black Cat, an intimate jazz haven.
Fuel up with breakfast at b. patisserie, a French-focused bakery located in Lower Pacific Heights. Have a mushroom tartine and, if you're feeling indulgent, the kouign-amann (a caramelized croissant).
On the edge of the city is the Sutro Heights Park. Walk around, taking in the impressive views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.
There’s no better San Francisco send-off than a visit to Quince, the three-Michelin-star restaurant from chef Michael Tusk. The 12- to 14-course prix fixe menu changes nightly, but includes dishes like garganelli with lobster and black trumpet mushrooms and golden osetra caviar panna cotta. Take advantage of the extensive list of over 1,400 wines by opting for the beverage pairing.