San Francisco Travel Guide
Characterized by fog covered hills, oak-studded mountains, fresh crisp breezes and breathtaking coastal vistas, San Francisco is among America’s most unique metropolises. Celebrated for its diversity, featuring coastal prairies with private elk preserves to salt marshes and imposing redwood forests, the San Francisco Bay area has an incredible landscape that makes it one of the nation’s most idyllic year-round international travel destinations. Home to everyone from hippes to techies, fashionistas and families, San Francisco is the city with something for everyone, plus a serious dose of fog every now and then.
Driven by her passion to create a deeply personal project, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn, a place to express her heritage as well as an ode to “poetic culinaria,” in January 2011. Atelier Crenn achieved its first Michelin Star within a year, in October of 2011. In the following year, Crenn made history again when the restaurant received its second Michelin Star, making her the first female chef in the US to receive this honor. In November 2018, Crenn went on to beat her own record by becoming the first female chef in the US to receive three Michelin Stars.
The commitment to excellence and innovation has earned Restaurant Gary Danko its twelfth Five Diamond rating from AAA as well as a coveted Relais & Châteaux designation. The Michelin rated restaurant has also earned several James Beard Awards, including Best New Restaurant, Best Service and Best Chef – California. In a warm, enveloping space overhung with orchids and vibrant artworks, an evening at Gary Danko is both intimate and theatrical—a loving nod to an old-world dining experience with its heart thoroughly planted in the new, through fresh, locally grown and raised foods drawn from the region’s vast seasonal offerings, prepared with precision and flair.
- City of Berkeley
Sitting in the shadow of San Francisco, its more famous neighboring city, Berkeley is a unique and exciting place to visit. Home to the University of California, Berkeley has an incredible diversity of people, food, nature and entertainment. From sporting events, live theatre and music, to the Gourmet Ghetto for great food or miles of trails in Tilden Park and the hidden staircase walks in the hills, Berkeley is an outstanding place to stay and explore. Sure you can easily get to SF for the day, but there is so much to do here off the beaten path that you may not want to leave. Berkeley is the best of the Bay Area and of California.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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If you love modern and contemporary art, you can't visit San Francisco without spending some time at SFMOMA. The museum's collection contains over 33,000 paintings, sculptures, photography, design, and media arts, making it a premier collection in the United States. Works by Paul Klee, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock are just some of the spectacular works on view in the newly renovated museum space. The structure itself is reason enough to go; while the art within makes the visit magical.
Committed to the artisan food community and to fostering the values of that community, the Ferry Building Marketplace is a gathering of local farmers, artisan producers, and independently owned and operated food businesses and the customers they serve.
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