Full of well-tailored suits and skyscrapers, the Financial District isn't a tourist destination itself -- except perhaps for the landmark Transamerica Building -- but it's wedged between downtown San Francisco and the waterfront, and borders an array of more popular spots, including the Embarcadero, Chinatown, Union Square, and Market Street. It's about as far from Golden Gate Bridge and Park as you can get, however, but that's true of most of San Francisco's hotel-heavy areas. On weekends and weekday evenings the Financial District is all but dead.
As its name might suggest, the Financial District targets business travelers -- its range of hotels reflects this. Stay in the northwest corner for closest proximity to North Beach, San Francisco's Little Itlay, and the home of popular tourist attraction City Lights Bookstore. Stay anywhere on the western edge for proximity to the sights and smells of Chinatown. Stay in the southwest corner for closest proximity to Union Square and Market Street, a main artery of the city. Stay on the eastern edge to be near the Embarcadero and the Ferry building.
|Airports:||San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO)|
|Peak:||June 21 - Sept. 22|
|Electricity:||110 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% at restaurants|