San Francisco is a beautiful city with a culture and spirit that energizes your soul. From the orange glow of the Golden Gate Bridge to the playful waterfront of Fisherman's Wharf to the colorful streets of Chinatown, San Francisco is a destination where discovery never ends. The locals say the best time to visit San Francisco is from September to November when the temperatures are warmest, days are sunny, and skies are blue. And with fewer crowds than summer, sightseeing is a blast.
The Best Things to Do Outside in SFSunshine and 70-degree days make San Francisco an epic destination for outdoor adventure in the Fall. Whether running through The Presidio along the bay, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, or exploring SF's eclectic neighborhoods on foot, you'll find amazing things to do in San Francisco this month. Here are insider tips from the Hotel Nikko Concierge, Theresa:
Explore Golden Gate ParkWalk, run, and bike through Golden Gate Park and see attractions like the Japanese Tea Garden, Stowe Lake, and Strawberry Hill, as well as museums, beaches, and postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Join a narrated Segway Tour and take in the best views and hidden jewels of this beautiful urban park on San Francisco Bay.
Tour ChinatownTake a walking tour through the colorful streets of the oldest Chinatown in the US. Chinatown offers a maze of historic buildings and churches, markets, shops, bakeries, and restaurants. Walk through Dragon's Gate to see attractions like Portsmouth Square and the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Try the dim sum at Hang Ah Dim Sum Tea House
Ride the Ferry to Angel IslandTake a ferry from San Francisco to rocky Angel Island and soak up amazing views of the city, Marin County, and Mt. Tamalpais. The island has acres of natural beauty, hiking and biking trails, historic landmarks. Take the tram tour for breathtaking vistas of the San Francisco Bay.
Sea Kayaking on San Francisco BayPaddle a sea kayak on San Francisco Bay and explore the city's shoreline. Kayaking on the Bay is an exciting and beautiful way to really get up close with the waters around San Francisco. See SF attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park and AT&T Stadium. You can rent a kayak around San Francisco, Angel Island, Sausalito, and Tomales Bay.
Reach the BeachWhile the city has a funky urban culture, San Francisco also has a cool beach vibe. SF boasts several beautiful beaches for walks, sightseeing, and fresh air. It's worth checking out Ocean Beach, Land's End and Baker Beach, which offer views of Golden gate Bridge and a breather from city life.
The ANZU Food Truck at Spark Social SFHead over to the ANZU To You Food Truck serving a Japanese street food with a SF twist. Swing by the green food truck parked around town, in front of Hotel Nikko on Fridays, and at Spark Social, the city's eclectic food, drink and gathering place. Chow down on soba noddle bowls, sushi rolls, and slow-cooked short ribs. Check out their schedule and menu and call ahead for the best Asian take out in San Francisco.