Your San Fran­cisco

For nightlife seek­ing, ac­tive and health­con­scious trav­el­ers.

Where San Francisco - - Contents -

Unique rec­om­men­da­tions cu­rated by Where and fit to match per­sonal travel styles.

Nightlife

Per­haps the best known wine bar in a city full of them, Press Club is an el­e­gant es­tab­lish­ment at the foot of the swanky Four Sea­sons Ho­tel that show­cases a new ar­ti­san vint­ner each month along with a sub­lime se­lec­tion of lo­cal vi­nos. It’s no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to stay in busi­ness in this com­pet­i­tive city—so it says some­thing that Elixir dates back to 1858. And with its won­der­ful col­lec­tion of hand­made cock­tails and laid-back sa­loon-meets-lounge ambience, you can bet it won’t be go­ing any­where any­time soon. As the name sug­gests,

Brew­cade is part brew­pub and part ar­cade, with a col­lec­tion of nos­tal­gic games in­clud­ing Mario Bros., Frog­ger and Mor­tal Kom­bat. Go old school and or­der a clas­sic soda pop like Crush Or­ange.

Ac­tive

The gor­geous Lands End trail wind­ing along the rocky, windswept, cy­press-lined Pa­cific Coast leads to strik­ing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the ocean. The beau­ti­ful Lands End Look­out visi­tor cen­ter at the en­trance of­fers con­text on the area's nat­u­ral and cul­tural his­tory and houses a gift shop, cafe and re­strooms. San Fran­cis­cans flock north to Marin to hike, cy­cle, camp and horse­back ride on 2,572 foot-high Mount Tamalpais. The park con­nects to a 200-mile trail sys­tem, and the views from the sum­mit are spec­tac­u­lar. Rent a bike and cy­cle from San Fran­cisco over the Golden Gate Bridge to the charm­ing sea­side town of Sausal­ito, where you can en­joy lunch and ice cream. Most tour­ing cy­clists opt to take the ferry back to the city.

Health Con­scious

The cycling work­out that’s taken the na­tion by storm, Fly­wheel Sports, has fi­nally ar­rived to San Fran­cisco, with a plush new stu­dio just off Mar­ket Street near the Em­bar­cadero. The high-tech bikes have per­sonal screens track­ing how hard and fast you’re ac­tu­ally ped­al­ing. The Nob Hill Spa now of­fers the Re­ju­ve­nate Body & Face Rit­ual that in­cor­po­rates su­per­foods. A chia seed scrub hy­drates with omega-3 fatty acids, and a matcha tea-in­fused body cream eases in­flam­ma­tion with cat­e­chin an­tiox­i­dants. A hub for per­sonal care, Union Street re­cently wel­comed new­comer Sk­in­worx, a sleek or­ange bou­tique with its own skin­care line and spa, which spe­cial­izes in dig­i­tal skin anal­y­sis and Hy­drafa­cials.

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