Don't skip San Francisco's impressive array of luxury hotels just because you can't afford them. Some of these grand buildings date all the way back to the Great Quake of 1906 and are worth a visit for their history alone. For example, the lobby of The St. Francis Hotel also happens to be one of the better museums in town. The bar at the Palace is centrally located and makes some of the city's best cocktails, and the Top of the Mark at the very top of the Sir Francis Drake has some reasonably-priced specials and some of the best views of downtown. San Francisco is a pricey city, but seasoned travelers never let money get in between them and a good time.
The only thing that Tom Molanphy loves more than the food, art, music, and culture of San Francisco is sharing it with others. San Francisco never gets old for Tom.
Tom has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 2000. His journalism has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, and 7x7. He teaches writing, journalism and literature at the Academy of Art... Read More