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Around Town: San Francisco Beaches

Locals know that San Francisco is famous for its Indian Summer. June, July, and August tend to be quite chilly here, but Mother Nature cranks up the heat once September and October roll around! You may not think of the early Autumn months as providing beach-going weather, but trust us–this is the best time of […]

Around Town: San Francisco’s Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside Asia and the oldest in North America. Certainly worth a visit on your next trip to San Francisco! Events are held each month and several walking tours are available as well. There are numerous restaurants, shops, and historic landmarks to see in Chinatown. Here are some of […]

Around Town: Visiting San Francisco’s Ferry Building

One of San Francisco’s top destinations for locals and visitors alike is the city’s historic Ferry Building. Opened in 1892, the Ferry Building was a bustling transit hub; since the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges were yet to be built, nearly all visitors arrived to San Francisco by boat. Fast forward to today and San […]

Museums in Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco has a lot to offer residents and tourists alike, and museums in downtown San Francisco are among the many attractions to see during your visit. Some of the city’s best museums are walking distance from The Pickwick Hotel! SFMOMA The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is located near Yerba Buena Gardens in […]

Chinese New Year 2012 in San Francisco

A truly international city, San Francisco boasts numerous cultural events each year. One of the city’s major celebrations—and one of its most festive—is the annual Chinese New Year celebration. While Chinese New Year officially began on January 23, San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade takes place this Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. and is […]

Around Town: Mint Plaza

Located just across 5th Street from The Pickwick Hotel, Mint Plaza is one of San Francisco’s tucked-away gems. From gourmet mid-morning coffee to farmers’ markets, to drinks and dinner, Mint Plaza is a great place to stop before hitting the mall or after an afternoon of museum-browsing. Here are some of Mint Plaza’s best features: […]

Meet Louie, The Pickwick Hotel Concierge

Here at The Pickwick Hotel, we take great pride in providing excellent customer service to our guests. Louie, our concierge and bell captain, has been with The Pickwick for 22 years and has many wonderful stories to share. Our guests appreciate Louie’s service and passion for sharing San Francisco’s treasures. 1. What is your role […]

Fleet Week San Francisco is this Weekend!

October is here, which means that Fleet Week is just around the corner! If you’re staying with us at The Pickwick Hotel this weekend, you’ve picked a perfect time to visit San Francisco. Head over to PIER 39 on Saturday morning for the 11:00 a.m. Parade of Ships and the 12:30 p.m. air show. Another Fleet […]