Hotel at a Glance: DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
The DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North is one of the most convenient spots to stay in the Bay Area, whether you’re catching an early morning flight or spending some time exploring the sights. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from San Francisco International Airport, and you can get to the heart of the city in 15 minutes by cab or about 30 minutes by train. Some of this Groupon's options include 14 days of parking, so you can travel with peace of mind, knowing that your car is safe and sound in the hotel's lot.
- San Francisco’s famous cioppino stew comes stocked with manila clams, PEI mussels, Gulf prawns, and fresh fish. It's an example of the American-Mediterranean cuisine served at the hotel’s onsite Xebec restaurant.
- Distance to Golden Gate Park: 12 miles
- Indoor heated pool and whirlpool: open year-round
- Take a scenic morning jog along the property's waterfront running paths.
San Francisco, California: City on the Bay with Eclectic Neighborhoods
To get a real sense of the Mission District’s ethnic diversity, sample the restaurants lining Mission and Valencia Streets. Eateries run the gamut from tiny Mexican stands and Middle Eastern cafés to trendy gastropubs. While here, be sure to keep an eye out for murals—local artists splash portraits, slogans, and memorials across walls, fences, garage doors, and other outdoor surfaces. Balmy Alley, located near 24th and Harrison, probably has the city’s highest concentration of these colorful compositions.
Nob Hill and Russian Hill
One of the original seven hills on which the city was built, Nob Hill is a fashionable, upscale neighborhood, once referred to as a “Hill of Palaces” because of its many mansions. Nearby lies the Russian Hill neighborhood, where notoriously steep roads provide some of the city's most scenic vistas. From the top of Russian Hill, you can drive down Lombard Street, carefully navigating its eight hairpin turns. The street is lined with stately houses and meticulously manicured gardens.
Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Union Square is a shopper’s paradise. Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s anchor the central plaza; a shiny new Bloomingdale’s was just installed at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. You’ll find smaller boutiques and independent clothiers tucked into narrow alleyways. Sift through vintage books at family-owned antique shops, or admire iconic French fashion labels on the pedestrian-only Maiden Lane.