Knockout vistas of the Financial District and Transamerica Pyramid from atop a slender art-deco skyscraper. Take the elevator to 15.
Transamerica Pyramid & Redwood Park
The defining feature of San Francisco's skyline is this 1972 pyramid, built atop the wreck of a whaling ship abandoned in the Gold Rush....
Wells Fargo History Museum
Gold miners needed somewhere to stash and send cash, so Wells Fargo opened in this location in 1852. Today this storefront museum covers...
Embarcadero Center Cinema
Forget blockbusters – here locals line up to claim stadium seating for the latest art-house flick or whatever won best foreign film at...
All signs say San Francisco: barkeeps wear white jackets over their tats, couples canoodle around a fireplace salvaged from the 1906...
An anomaly downtown, George's has the casual, inviting vibe of a small, moderately priced neighborhood restaurant. The menu focuses on sustainably harvested seafood, with nods to the Mediterranean – standouts include polenta-crusted calamari, deliciously simple sauteed trout, Dungeness crab rolls (in season) at lunch and house-made pastas at dinner, including feather-light gnocchi. Reservations advised. Afternoons, there's a limited menu.