Only in San Francisco - The City That Knows How.
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The most attractive of American cities and regularly voted the best city in the USA, San Francisco is adored because of its colourful history, dramatic setting and its laissez-faire atmosphere, a quality missing from synthetic Los Angeles. It is a regular trendsetter in everything alternative, from flower-power to 'free love' and gay liberation; it prides itself on being individualistic, down-to-earth and cultured.
Streets rollercoaster up and down the hills, and when not swathed in the city's trademark fog, there are superb vistas of San Francisco Bay, spanned by one of the world's most famous sights, the Golden Gate Bridge. Surrounded by hills and urban development, traversed by bridges, dotted with sails and 14 small islands, including the notorious Alcatraz, the bay is the largest inlet on the Californian Coast. Fisherman's Wharf at the edge of the bay is a popular place to eat, stroll and shop, with its resident seals a favourite photographic subject.
Within the surprisingly compact city are distinct neighbourhoods that reflect the cultural background of diverse communities that were attracted to San Francisco by the discovery of gold in 1848, and the promise of a new life for those desperate to escape their harsh circumstances. Most of San Francisco's residents were born outside the city and this mix of cultures is reflected in the dragon-studded temples of colourful Chinatown and Japantown, the characteristic bohemian flavour of the Italian pasta restaurants and cappuccino cafes in North Beach, the old Spanish-speaking Mission District that blends with the nightlife of SoMa, the modern Financial District, the gay centre of Castro and The Haight, characterised by the memory of the hippie movement of the 1960s.
This stylish Union Square, San Francisco, hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre, and a 24-hour business centre. A subway and the Powell Street cable car are steps from this eco-friendly hotel.
Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel provides modern rooms with and unique art work. They offer a flat-screen cable TV with video games, an iPod docking station, a yoga channel and free yoga accessories.
Guests can enjoy on-site dining at Scala’s Bistro and at The Starlight Room, a nightclub on the 21st floor that features a 360-degree view of the city and live entertainment.
Union Square Park is less than 1 block from Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The Cable Car Museum, Chinatown and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are also within walking distance.
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