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Archive | San Francisco

Welcoming You to San Francisco

Here at The Pickwick Hotel, we love welcoming you to San Francisco! Our number one goal is to provide our guests with a comfortable stay at the heart of San Francisco’s downtown area. Moscone Center and Yerba Buena Gardens are located one block away. Union Square is four blocks away, and around the corner is Westfield San Francisco Centre and other downtown […]

San Francisco’s Best Views

San Francisco has long been known for its beauty and charm. In fact, Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards included San Francisco as one of the world’s top 20 cities. So while you’re out enjoying the sights in this amazing city, don’t forget to stop and take in the beauty around you. Here are […]

Around Town: Exploring San Francisco’s SOMA District

San Francisco’s SOMA District (aka South of Market) is home to The Pickwick Hotel–and many of San Francisco’s most treasured destinations! Shop, relax in the park, eat a gourmet meal, or attend a ball game. Whether you are in San Francisco for a family vacation or to attend a conference, SOMA offers something for everyone: Park […]

Visiting Coit Tower

San Francisco is overflowing with gorgeous views and cityscapes. And while the city’s unique architecture and topography play an integral role, there is also an important historic monument that makes our city–and its scenery–extra special. Coit Tower is a beautiful WPA-era edifice that adds a special, unique touch to the skyline as you cross the Bay […]

Shopping in Downtown San Francisco

One of San Francisco’s main attractions is our Union Square shopping district. There’s nothing quite like shopping in downtown San Francisco! No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it here. And better yet, all of San Francisco’s Union Square shopping is within a few blocks of The Pickwick Hotel. Enjoy […]

San Francisco’s Historic Streetcars

Situated just a block from San Francisco’s bustling Market Street, if you have ever stayed with us at The Pickwick Hotel, you likely saw The City’s historic streetcars shuffling along among modern buses and cars. Known as the F-Market and Wharves line, riding one of these colorful streetcars is a great way to see San […]

2013 Holiday Events in San Francisco

‘Tis the season for merriment and holiday fun! From tree lightings, to ice skating, to parties and festive scenery, there many holiday events in San Francisco to help you get in the holiday spirit! Here are some of our favorites: 1. Outdoor Ice Skating Open until January 20, 2014, the Union Square Ice Rink is truly in the center […]

Halloween in San Francisco: 2013 Events

When it comes to holidays, Halloween is one of San Francisco’s favorite to celebrate. Events take place throughout the city at a variety of venues and there are many wonderfully fun celebrations to choose from! Here are some of our top 2013 San Francisco Halloween picks for you: 1. Boo at the Zoo–San Francisco Zoo: […]

San Francisco’s 2013 Autumn Events

Though Halloween is one of San Francisco’s most celebrated autumn events, there are plenty of autumn-centric happenings to enjoy before then. Explore some San Francisco fun and delight in the City’s beautiful Indian Summer! 1. NotOberfest Taking place on September 20, NotOberfest specifically highlights the fact that they do not abide by the German beer […]

San Francisco Waterfront Dining: 5 Places to Visit

With San Francisco’s sweeping bay and ocean views, waterfront dining is a must! Though there are many places to choose from, here are some of our top picks around the city for enjoying a good meal along with your million dollar view. The best in San Francisco waterfront dining! 1. Epic Roasthouse If you enjoy […]