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With So Much to Do, It's Hard to Know Where to Begin

At Pier 2620 Hotel near the San Francisco bay, our Coastal Concierge is not just a single expert, but a team of experts who are local and proud of it! Each one will answer your questions with proficiency to help you craft a plan that will allow you to see San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf through the lens of a local. They’re anxious to share what they know about deal seeking, local artists, staying fit outdoors, the city's best berry pie, California wines, and where you can see a brand new band perform. 


Coastal Concierge's TOP 5 Things to Do in San Francisco

Stumped? We’re here for you! Get a head start on planning your time off with this list of off-the-beaten path experiences:

  1. For a taste of the Asian heritage we're so proud of in San Francisco, enjoy tea steeped in culture and history in the oldest formal Japanese garden in the U.S., the Japanese Tea Garden.  Located inside the Golden Gate Park, it is once again owned and managed by descendants of Japanese immigrants who have lovingly restored it to its formal glory.
  2. Lands End is not the most famous park in San Francisco, but possibly the most interesting.  The Coastal Trail will take you past both rocky and sandy shores, a labyrinth, and to the observation area near Sutro Baths.  At low tide, look for 3 of the 300 shipwrecks haunting these waters.
  3. Visit the Valencia Street shops between 14th and 26th, for oddities and one-of-a-kind finds.  Most things sold here are locally made or grown.  When t-shirts just aren't your thing, here you might find "pirate supplies" or carnivorous plants.
  4. Take a hike the San Fran way when you climb up Filbert Steps, a monument to local ingenuity.  284 steps in three separate sections spanning a height of 65 feet will take you past wild parrots and a spectacular labor-of-love garden created by a local resident after personally clearing a trash heap.
  5. Taste ice cream that's been called "run over the guy in front of you good" at Humphry Slocombe.  Feast on flavors like "Secret Breakfast," "Elvis the Fat Years," and "Salt and Pepper."  Intrigued?  Wait till you try it.