A Day in San Francisco’s Urban Oasis
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From the city’s iconic landmarks to its spirited culture and world-renowned cuisine, a day in San Francisco is guaranteed to be filled with adventure and a vibrant sense of possibilities. The charming Northern California city marries urban hustle with natural beauty, and after a day of exploring, you’ll quickly see why it consistently ranks as a top, coveted travel destination.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero, the newly renovated sky-high urban retreat, is in the heart of it all, providing a welcome respite for the modern traveller looking to revel in Bay Area sophistication. Primely located within a 48-story landmark building, Four Seasons Embarcadero offers unparalleled, sprawling City and Bay views spanning the Golden Gate Bridge and famous skyline complemented by first-rate offerings, high-end amenities, and personalized service – without any pretension. Experience the ideal day in San Francisco - the “Urban Oasis” - with these pursuits in mind:
The Historic Ferry Building Farmer’s Market
Mark your calendars for every Tuesday, Thursday (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) and Saturday (8:00 am -2:00 pm) for the historic Ferry Building’s Farmers Market. Here, you’ll find yourself immersed in unique culinary experiences, browsing fresh flowers, and eyeing local California produce and products, all with the stunning backdrop of the Bay Bridge and sparkling waters. The market is hosted year-round and has been serving the city with the freshest produce and best bites since 1993.
Explore the History of Alcatraz
Just a quick ferry ride away, head to the legendary island of Alcatraz to explore one of the most notorious Federal prisons in US history. Listen to stories of the prison’s most infamous inmates, tour around the vast 22-acre (9 hectare) property, and experience views of the city from a whole new perspective.
Shop & Sip
The city of San Francisco has some of the best style and shopping around. Jackson Square, just steps away from Four Seasons Embarcadero, boasts an array of local boutiques carrying the most up-to-trend fashion, as well as some of the city’s top restaurants and bars. As a bonus, this area holds some of the oldest buildings in San Francisco, so you’ll get a stunning look at the city’s signature, historical architecture as you shop and sip.
Picnic with The Painted Ladies
Standing on Steiner Street, the Painted Ladies are among the most iconic and photographed houses in the city. Their vibrant colours and classic Victorian architectural design draw countless tourists and locals alike to visit daily. Head over to Alamo Square Park for a relaxing picnic with a classic San Francisco view.
A Day at The Museum
Looking for an immersive, enriching cultural experience? San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States - and it just so happens to live in the heart of the city. The MoMA has some incredible paintings, sculptures, and photography, and is the perfect mid-day activity to beat the fog.
A Bike Ride Across the Bridge
One of the most well-known attractions on the West Coast, the Golden Gate Bridge is must-see while in San Francisco. With its bright orange colour spanning a mile (1,600 metres) across the Bay, this is considered one of the world’s most beautiful and unique bridges. Get the full experience by renting a bike from Golden Gate Bike Rentals on Lombard Street and make the short but picturesque trip across the Bay. Once over the bridge, you can spend the day exploring the charming town of Sausalito and grab a meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants, or head back downtown to experience San Francisco’s night life.
San Francisco, California 94103
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero