Welcome to Welge Travel Report's San Francisco city guide. Here you'll find the best of San Francisco. WTR's San Francisco map show you the location of our favorite things to do in San Francisco - including the Japanese Tea Garden and SFMOMA.
You'll also find the best dining in San Francisco, guided by WTR's Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in San Francisco includes Zuni Café and Cotagna . Then you're off to Sonoma.
San Francisco, California
Welge Travel Report Notables in San Francisco
Getting around in San Francisco
Public transportation in San Francisco
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to get around San Francisco are the buses and trolleys. San Francisco gives you two sites for getting around town and the area: (sfmat.com) or (bart.gov).
People Watching in San Francisco
Our Francois Flaneur best "PW" places are: Union Square Park, Washington Square Park and The Ferry Building.
Beverages in San Francisco
California features big robust wines, WTR's Winnie Winesnob says the best way to find your favorite wine is to trust your somm.
Dining in San Francisco
Tosca is our Carlota Cuisines favorite dinner place - D: Nighlty, 242 Columbus Ave, 415-986-9651 was a landmark dive bar that has been resuscitated to include an open kitchen that turns out good Italian food.
Chef April Bloomfield has her crispy pig tails and pressed pig ears on the antipasti menu. The chicken liver spiedino is a favorite.
We recommend the Lunaconi for its sauce and the Spanish octopus comes with salt crusted potatoes.
Dessert is gelati and your wine is the Podre Le Boncie Chianti.
Shopping in San Francisco
WTR's Shari Shopper thinks the best shopping areas are Union Square and Bush and Sutter Streets. Shari notes other shopping attractions are the trendy shops on Fillmore and Union Streets in historic Cow Hollow, and the area around Columbus Avenue and Polk Street, where you will find hidden treasures.
Lagniappe # 1 for San Francisco
One of Carlota's favorite bistros is the Mathilde French Bistro - L: Tu-F, D: Tu-Sa, 315 5th St, 415-546-6128. Live jazz on Thursday evening and Sunday brunch.
Starters include chicken liver salad, terrine of fois gras and a charcuterie board. Your main choices are stuffed quail, duck leg confit and braised lamb shank.
Your wine is the '13 Marsannay Rouge Regis Bouvier and dessert is their plate or the creme brulee.
Recognition for San Francisco
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe # 2 for San Francisco
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Asian Art Museum
March 9 to July 29, 2018 see Divine Bodies