Welcome to the Moxi Events San Francisco City Guide! With everything going on right now, our travel bug has really been itching. Although we physically can’t get to San Fran right now we are day dreaming about it and thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite spots in this wonderful city. Hopefully we will all be able to use this guide sooner rather than later!
Located near Union Square, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is both an integral component of its city and a reflection of it. The symbiotic relationship plays out in alluring ways, from luxury suites that command city views, to the Bay Area wines showcased at Parallel 37 restaurant, to the cable-car stop located outside the hotel’s front door. Additional amenities include a chic Club Lounge and 24,000 sq ft of stylish event space. Make sure to check-out the Club Lounge with San Francisco-inspired cuisine and exclusive events.
In a city of inimitable grace, style, and culture, The St. Regis San Francisco embodies extraordinary hospitality with modern day sophistication. Only at this legendary San Francisco hotel will guests take pleasure in the signature St. Regis Butler service, a treasured hallmark of the St. Regis experience for over one hundred years. Guest will also experience luxury and sophistication at its finest in our newly redesigned rooms and suites.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco puts you in the middle of the Bay Area’s top attractions while serving as your sophisticated home away from home. Connect with loved ones or colleagues over elevated Californian cuisine at MKT Restaurant – Bar, enjoy access to the city’s top health club, and unwind in our newly renovated guest rooms, decorated in shades of grey, blue and white, which represent the natural beauty of San Francisco’s fog, redwood trees and ocean.
Enjoy scenic views of the iconic San Francisco skyline or the Bay Bridge while staying in classic style. Each room is well-appointed with luxuries discerning travelers love. Ideally located in San Francisco’s vibrant financial district in downtown, Hotel Vitale puts travelers near all of the area’s most popular attractions. Pet-friendly and a certified San Francisco Green Business, Hotel Vitale is about inclusivity, luxury, and wellness.
A few other fun hotels we recommend are:
San Francisco Proper Hotel (Amazing Rooftop Bar)
Here at Moxi we LOVE to eat and try new cuisine and restaurants everywhere we go. San Francisco is full of amazing places to eat, but we thought we would list a few of our favorites below….
Trendy Charles Phan eatery serving modern Vietnamese fare in a glass-heavy space with bay views.
Crowds eat Californian-Mediterranean fare (& a popular brunch) in an outdoor space screening films. This place is a MUST while visiting San Francisco.
Stylish seafood spot with oysters, a horseshoe-shaped bar & patio with up-close views of Bay Bridge.
Cozy spot with open kitchen serving a seasonal tasting menu sourced from local gardens, plus wines.
Upscale Chinese restaurant on China Live’s 2nd floor for elaborate tasting menus & clever cocktails.
Popular upscale eatery serving Tyler Florence’s American fare in a British pub-style setting.
Sophisticated French bistro offering a chef’s tasting menu, wine pairings & à la carte options.
Upscale, bi-level restaurant serving a seasonal menu of Piedmont-influenced Italian fare & wines.
Cozy, upscale stop with a chef’s tasting menu highlights Pacific Northwest & wood-fire cooking.
It wouldn’t be a meal if we didn’t finish it without a good dessert. Actually… it wouldn’t be a normal day here at Moxi if we didn’t have some type of dessert…. check out some of our favorite San Francisco desserts below!
Homemade organic ice cream in flavors such as salted caramel can draw lines to this shop & bakery.
Popular 24-hour bakery provides a variety of classic donuts & pastries in a bare-bones interior.
Cookie Sandwich. That’s all we have to say about that!
Half of us at Moxi have coffee running through our veins, and the other half don’t… we will let you guess who is who 😉 for those of you who need coffee to survive, these are some of our favorite, local shops to make our days just a little bit easier!
Long-running coffee shop selling house-roasted beans, espresso drinks & brewing accessories.
Petite outlet known for cinnamon toast, espresso drinks & coconuts in a funky venue with a patio.
Ritual has been a pioneer in this delicious shift in coffee consciousness since they opened their doors on Valencia Street in 2005 and started what some call a coffee revolution in San Francisco. Ritual’s goal then–and their goal now–is to craft the very best cup of coffee available anywhere.
Just like trying to new restaurants, we love to try new bars! Bourbon & Branch is at the top of this list for a reason…. it is a MUST!
Reservations are required at this swanky, dimly lit unmarked bar known for handcrafted cocktails.
A large-scale mural sets the stage at this trendy spot for cocktails, beer & wine plus upscale eats.
In the Hotel G, this cocktail bar boasts a vintage feel, creative drinks & dinner entrees.
A sophisticated spot serving classic & seasonal cocktails in a tiny space with vintage-chic style.
Located at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar has delighted guests with its tropical décor, decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine since 1945. Following its $1 Million restoration by Gensler San Francisco, Tonga Room has rekindled the excitement of its unique and time-honored décor, recapturing its original tiki glory.
If there is one thing we consistently do here at Moxi it is shop. The thing we love about San Francisco is you only need to hit up one spot to get it all done!
From flagship storefronts to stylish boutiques, you’ll find the most fabulous fashions, gadgets, furniture, and homeware all in Union Square!
From historical sites to culinary tours, San Francisco is full of fun, exciting, family-friendly activities that will please everyone involved. There are so many to chose from and we have listed out a few of our favorites below…
The Ferry Building Marketplace is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. It is the center of a transit hub that connects all of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and the surrounding bay area communities.
San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America. A top tourist destination in San Francisco, Chinatown features hundreds of local small businesses ready to make your visit incredible.
Visiting the world famous Golden Gate Bridge is a unique experience for everyone. Whether you hike, walk, bike, shop, take a guided tour, or just sit back and take it all in, there is something for everyone.
Plan an unforgettable visit with friends and family to one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States, and discover work by artists from around the world, including Frida Kahlo, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, and Julie Mehretu. Stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden, experience the thirty-foot living wall, refuel in one of three energizing eateries, and take in incredible views — all right in the heart of the city.
Plan on spending at least a few hours on Alcatraz exploring the exhibits, checking out the video presentations or audio tours.
We are all looking forward to a time when we can travel and be together again. In the mean time – we hope this City Guide is somewhat of a positive distraction during the negative.
XOXO, Moxi Events