Golden Gate Bridge I Loews Regency San Francisco
San Francisco

San Francisco, whether you know it as the Golden City, the place with those incredibly romantic Victorian Houses (à la Full House), or maybe just as a foodie’s paradise, there is always something new to learn about it (more about its nicknames here). Or, if you’ve never visited, maybe you wonder what is here for you in this top U.S. destination.

To help you plan a trip to our city by the bay, Loews Regency San Francisco rounded up a few of the best San Francisco guides, travel tips and articles available online, along with quick highlights from these resources.

AFAR Media’s Guide to San Francisco

If any travel outlet should know San Francisco intimately, AFAR tops the list with an office based in the city. Explore the cities’ neighborhoods, says AFAR, its “physical and cultural microclimates that lay nestled between wind-blasted hills. Look for the taquerias and tech scene in the Mission, the rainbow flags that fly above the Castro, the earnest hippie vibes of the Haight-Ashbury, and the beachy quietude of the Sunset. Visitors will find the city welcoming, temperate, and full of activities: for outdoorsy travelers, bookworms, shoppers, foodies, techies, and cultural mavens.”

San Francisco's Dolores Park I Loews Regency San Francisco

San Francisco’s Dolores Park, with a view of the downtown area.

Travel + Leisure San Francisco Guide

T+L’s tips include experience guides such as “20 Free Things That Perfectly Capture San Francisco’s Spirit” and “A Field Guide to San Francisco’s Coffee Culture.” We echo one of their top tips – enjoy a hike inside the city limits, on the Lands End Trail (here are even more San Francisco outdoor activities).

Blue Bottle Coffee San Francisco I Loews Regency San Francisco

Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco

The Definitive Experts, San Francisco Travel

Our friends at San Francisco Travel are without question the #1 experts on the city, and you’ll find insightful, useful and fun guides and tips for planning your trip. A few of our favorites include: “10 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco,” how to enjoy the magical display of San Francisco fog in the summer, and “10 Restaurants You Need to Eat At in 2016.”

Ferry Building I Loews Regency San Francisco

The Ferry Building, home to local markets and restaurants, with the Bay Bridge in the background. 

World Traveler Nomadic Matt’s Guide

To get an individual traveler’s perspective, check out his 23 recommended things to see and do, including visiting two sites that neighbor Loews Regency, the Ferry Building and Chinatown.

I could go on for days, but these are just a few highlights of our character-rich city. For the most personalized and expert recommendations on San Francisco, hotel guests should take advantage of our top-notch Concierge team at Loews Regency.