Coit Tower – 2 miles from hotel
Located at the top of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, visitors will discover Coit Tower in San Francisco, an art deco column rising 210 feet into the sky. Also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, it was built 1933 from the donation of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to enhance the city of San Francisco. The Tower was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard, and in 2008, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In Coit Tower, enjoy fantastic views of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Alcatraz, Pier 39, Angel Island, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, Russian Hill, the Financial District, Lombard Street, and Nob Hill.
Lombard Street – Less than 2 miles from hotel
Famous for its steep 1-block section that consists of 8 sharp turns on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, Lombard Street is truly one of the most unique sights to see in San Francisco! Visitors can walk down this curvy street or even drive their car down it. Also, tourists can ride the Powell-Hyde cable car that stops at the top of this block.
Golden Gate Bridge – 3 miles from hotel
Well, where do we start? With its tremendous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping cables, and famous orange color, the Golden Gate Bridge is truly a sensory experience. It has over more than 10 million visitors each year and offers a unique experience for everyone. Whether you hike, walk, bike, shop, or take a guided tour, the Golden Gate Bridge has something for everyone.
If you’re interested in the history of the Golden Gate Bridge, there are free walking tours on Thursdays and Sundays by San Francisco City Guides. Visitors can also enjoy a casual snack at the Bridge Café, featuring local foods and from 9 am to 6 pm. For more active guests, both ends of the Bridge feature Golden Gate National Parks, where you can enjoy scenic trails and vista points (great for photos). Or, bike the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the best outings when visiting San Francisco! There are great views the entire way and it’s a great opportunity to see one of the most famous sights in San Francisco. Some helpful tips: Wear layers. It will be cool and breezy on the bridge. We also recommend renting bikes at Fisherman’s Wharf, because the entire ride is primarily off city streets and mostly flat.
San Francisco Day Tours – varied distances from hotel
The Holiday Inn has several partnerships with local tour companies, who will show you all the sights of San Francisco! Whether you’re on a boat, a bike, or on top of a big red bus, the city has something for everyone! So sit back, relax, and let a tour guide show you the city.
Our San Francisco Day Tour Partnerships include:
- Red & White Fleet Boat Tours
- GoCar Tours – Storytelling Car Tours
- Taste of San Francisco & Beyond – Luxury Boutique Tours
- Incredible Adventures – SF to Yosemite, Wine Country, Whitewater Rafting
- Tower Tours – Luxury Motor Coaches
- Big Bus Tours – Yes, aboard one of those famous red buses!
- San Francisco Bay City Bikes – Bike your way around San Francisco