The ding of a cable car cutting through morning fog – where else but in San Francisco? It’s a diverse municipality where neighborhoods are authentic and distinctive.
Parallel 37 Restaurant ( www.parallel37sf.com), tucked inside the swanky Ritz Carlton Nob Hill, is famous for its Art Deco setting and ever-pleasing cocktails. Bix Restaurant ( www.bixrestaurant.com) harkens to that time when nights smoldered and jazz was in full swing. It’s one of the city’s best places for crabcakes, hand-cut steaks and old-fashioned cocktails.
Palio d’Asti ( www.paliodasti.com) is the next best thing to dining in Italy. The wood-fired pizza is delicious; the entrees top-notch. This trattoria is affordable, busy and has great atmosphere. Service tends to be slower, but the food is worth the wait. The casual Fog Harbor Fish House ( www.fogharbor.com) offers breathtaking views of the bay and features fresh-caught Alaskan halibut, sea bass and mouth-watering prime rib. Enjoy Fog City Diner ( www.fogcitysf.com) for the laid-back morning vibe for an incredible Sunday brunch.
Tower Tours’ Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Tour ( bit.ly/1c8aWUk) is an exceptionally picturesque guided drive that’s a sure bet for wine enthusiasts. Sample the tastes, sights and sounds of the North Beach area on the Little Italy Walking Food Tour ( bit.ly/1sSiW2s).
Take the “Behind the Scene” tour at of the Aquarium of the Bay ( bit.ly/1lS8ty0), a Pier 39 mega-attraction.
Hop aboard Hornblower Dinner Cruise’s San Francisco Belle for a tranquil, romantic and unforgettable dining cruise ( bit.ly/1ostkO7). Spectacular imagery awaits as you witness the evening fog that envelops the bay’s port of Sausalito.
Chose the Adventure Cat sailing crew ( www.adventurecat.com) for an evening of raucous fun and dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Gale-force winds tousle the hair; sea splash will invigorate your core. However, the ship does have an inside cabin for those wanting to remain warm and fuzzy.