THE RITZ-CARLTON, SAN FRANCISCO

600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, California 94108 USA
Phone:  +1 (415) 296-7465   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



Explore attractions from a luxury San Francisco hotel near Chinatown

From artsy neighborhoods to serene parks, from picture-perfect land and seascapes to world-renowned sites like the Golden Gate Bridge, Embarcadero Center and Alcatraz Island, San Francisco and the Bay Area charm travelers the world over with acclaimed culture, architecture and entertainment. And whether you prefer strolling through San Francisco’s neighborhoods, or seek outdoor adventure opportunities, let our luxury hotel’s concierge assist you in planning the best way to explore the Bay Area.


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Chinatown
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1 block / 5 minutes walk
http://www.sftravel.com/china.html
San Francisco is home to one of the largest Chinese communities in the U.S. Within its dragon-crested Chinatown Gate, visitors encounter numerous restaurants, antiques stores and produce markets, as well as an authentic fortune cookie factory.
Napa Valley
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46 miles / 1 hour
http://www.napavalley.com/
Napa Valley is one of the world’s premier wine-producing regions, offering winery tours, antique fairs, hot air ballooning, fine dining and shopping. Calistoga is known for its famous hot springs.
Alcatraz
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10 minute ferry ride from Pier 33
(415) 561-4900 / www.nps.gov/alcatraz
The former federal penitentiary offers self-guided, ranger-led and night tours. Hornblower Cruises provides ferry service from Pier 33. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
Sausalito
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9 miles / 30 minutes
www.sausalito.org
This charming, Mediterranean-style waterfront town features shopping, dining and stunning views of San Francisco Bay.
Moscone Center
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The largest convention and exhibition space in San Francisco, the Moscone Center is located in the South of Market Area (SOMA), under a mile from the hotel. A chief proponent of sustainable practices, the complex boasts one of the largest city-owned solar installations in the country and has achieved LEED® gold certification for its efforts.

Cultural

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The San Francisco Ballet
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The San Francisco Ballet is America's oldest and preeminent ballet company. It has enjoyed a long and rich tradition featuring works by acclaimed choreographers and dancers. The San Francisco Ballet's 2013 season continues to inspire and capture the audience with the company's stunning performances.
The Best of Broadway Season
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Enjoy breathtaking, exhilarating and heartwarming live Broadway performances as the season continues in San Francisco!
The San Francisco Symphony
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Be a part of the San Francisco Symphony as they celebrate their 100th season. Come hear the world class performances of the most stunning repertory by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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1 miles / 10 minutes
(415) 357-4000 / http://www.sfmoma.org/
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is the second largest structure in the U.S. devoted exclusively to modern art. The permanent collection is housed in 225,000 square feet and comprises over 17,000 artworks.
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
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6 miles / 20 minutes
(415) 863-3330 / http://www.thinker.org/legion
Architect George Applegarth’s 1920 neoclassical palace is home to drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, as well as paintings by European masters and major pieces of Rodin’s sculpture including an original casting of “The Thinker”.
California Academy of Sciences
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4 miles / 15 minutes
(415) 379-8000 / www.calacademy.org
The only place on the planet with an aquarium, planetarium, a natural history museum, and a four-story rainforest all under one roof.
de Young Museum
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Founded in 1895, and home to collections from the Americas, the Pacific Islands and Africa, the de Young reopened in 2005 as Golden Gate Park’s newest architectural structure.
Asian Art Museum
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2 miles/10 minutes
(415) 581-3500 / www.asianart.org
One of the largest museums in the West, devoted to Asian art and home to more than 14,000 artifacts, spanning 6,000 years of history.
Zeum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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1.5 miles / 10 minutes
(415) 820-3320 / www.zeum.org
A unique interactive art center where young people can explore creativity and innovation through the arts and media.

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Embarcadero Center
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½ mile / 10 minutes’ walk
(415) 772-0700/ http://www.embarcaderocenter.com/
The California Street Cable Car that stops outside the hotel will transport you to Embarcadero Center. The five skyscrapers house more than 100 retailers, plus 30 restaurants and a movie theater.
Fisherman’s Wharf
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1.5 miles/15 minutes
(415) 674-7503 / http://www.fishermanswharf.org/
Vibrant and picturesque sidewalks are lined with seafood restaurants and a bevy of souvenir shops in the historic heart of the city’s fishing industry.
Union Square
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Five blocks / 5 minutes’ walk
http://www.sftravel.com/union.html
Just steps from the hotel, Union Square is among the most elegant retail destinations in the United States. Named for the mass meetings held here prior to the Civil War, Union Square remains one of San Francisco’s most vital neighborhoods. World-renowned stores and richly appointed boutiques stylishly cater to every taste. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Gump’s, Cartier, Bulgari, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Hermes, Chanel, Wilkes Bashford are just some of the stores you will enjoy.
Pier 39 (The Cannery, Ghiradelli Square)
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1.5 mile / 10 minutes
http://www.pier39.com/
Hop on a cable car and enjoy a romantic ride to San Francisco’s waterfront and these delightful shopping areas. Pier 39 offers a thriving entertainment, dining and shopping complex set over the water. The three-story Cannery offers a kaleidoscope of more than 50 shops, galleries, restaurants, plus a café and a movie theater. Ghirardelli Square, once a former chocolate factory, is now home to boutiques and restaurants, including three chocolate shops.
Ferry Building
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One mile / 10 minutes
(415) 693-0996 / http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
The historic, renovated ferry terminal at the foot of Market Street is now a world-class artisan food market with 40 shops and restaurants and a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.