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The Classicist

We’ve created a classic San Francisco itinerary to spark ideas. Make your stay extraordinary by planning the most brilliant Arts & Culture itinerary of your own.

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118-4502

The de Young Museum is home to one of the most diverse and significant art collections in the western United States. The de Young’s collection exceeds 27,000 works of art and is renowned for its holdings in American art of all periods, including painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper; the art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and costumes and textiles representing a wide variety of Eastern and Western traditions.

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118-4502
Museum
The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121

Pay homage to this venerable museum featuring European art that ranges from 2500 BC to the 21st century. Stop at nearby oceanfront dining classics, Louis’or the Cliff House. Photo by Cary Bass-Deschenes/CC

100 34th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121
19th & Dolores Street San Francisco, CA 94114
Park

Dolores Park

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Hang like a local at this popular urban park and try your hand at tightrope walking, hula hooping, kite flying or just sit back and people watch. Try the best ice cream in town at the nearby, locally-owned Bi-Rite. Photo by Peter Kaminski/CC.

19th & Dolores Street San Francisco, CA 94114
135 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Shop at this San Francisco institution, founded in 1861 by the Gump brothers, a pair of Gold Rush millionaires. See the Chʼing Dynasty gilded wood Buddha, the largest of its kind outside a museum.

135 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94108
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl San Francisco, CA 94102

See this sterling example of municipal Beaux Arts architecture and home to much history including the news-making same-sex marriages. Public tours offered weekdays. Photo by Sergio Ruiz/CC

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl San Francisco, CA 94102
201 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102

Treat your ears, eyes and soul to a stellar performance by one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.

201 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Cocktail Lounge

The Starlight Room

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Live it up with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing at this San Francisco classic located on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Itʼs 1930's glamour meets modern swing with breathtaking 360-degree views.

450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94108

Revel in this classic and campy San Francisco institution featuring French Polynesian cuisine, Mai Tais and a live band playing from a boat. No wonder it consistently garners “best happy hour” kudos.

950 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94108
Cocktail Lounge

Top of the Mark

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Indulge in a martini at this 1939 legendary landmark known for breathtaking, wraparound views. WW II soldiers would gather here for a good luck toast to the Golden Gate Bridge before shipping out.

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