High-end stores ring Union Square now, but this people-watching plaza was once a hotbed of protest – it's named for pro-Union Civil War...
Frank Lloyd Wright Building
Shrink the Guggenheim, plop it inside a yellow-brick box with a round Romanesque entryway and put it where you'd least expect it: on a...
Ruth Asawa's San Francisco Fountain
Covered in local landmarks and colorful SF characters, Ruth Asawa's 1973 San Francisco Fountain captures the city's spirit. Sculptor...
'She was a real gone gal, until she double-crossed me…' Tough-guy martinis at Dashiell Hammett's favorite bar will get you talking like...
Sour cherry and bourbon, or peanut butter and jelly? Choosing your new favorite French macaron flavor isn't easy at Tout Sweet, where...
170 O'Farrell St · interesting places nearby
Five floors of name brands fill two historic buildings with charming old-school amenities – especially 3rd-floor Tout Sweet patisserie and the basement post office. The men's department across Stockton St is easy to navigate, but women will have to brave the perfume police and slightly insulting free-makeover offers to reach shoe sales (totally worth it).