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San Francisco â Hip, Cool, Elegant and Frugal

Jun 5, 2006  It is important to take the time to do your due diligence. Actually I have already done if for you.
2.0 of 5 bubbles based on 4 votes

Are you an uber-cool traveler on a frugal budget that finds it difficult to plan a vacation - have no fear! Throw away the hostel listings and donât even think about fast food restaurants. Rather focus on first class accommodations, beautiful sites and hip restaurants. Most people think that a weekend visit to one of the most desirable cities in the world requires a lot of money. Think again â be prepared to be shocked!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: San Francisco
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Sports buffs
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Hilton & Towers San Francisco
    Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California

    As is evident with so many travelers on Trip Advisor â $80 a night at this mammoth property is not out of the question. I have been successful more often than not by bidding this price on Priceline. The hotel is conveniently located in Union Square and it offers the service and amenities that are expected from this well known brand.

  • 2. Serrano Hotel
    Serrano Hotel, San Francisco, California

    : If mammoth is not what you are looking for. The Kimpton Hotel group offers a wide variety of boutique properties for the discerning traveler. The Sir Francis Drake and the Serrano are examples of hotels available at reasonable prices ranging from $110 to $130 on Hotwire. Donât pay a penny more! If the availability is not there â select another weekend and your flexibility will be rewarded.

  • 3. Iluna Basque

    Spanish Tapas for the hip and cool. Not only is the food critically acclaimed but also the views from this North Beach star are priceless. Be prepared to dine in the heart of this vibrant area. $50 for a couple will adequately provide you a great meal and that includes a great glass of red wine as well

  • 4. Betelnut Pejiu Wu
    Betelnut Pejiu Wu, San Francisco, California

    This place is a secret so shhhhh donât tell anyone. The Boston Globe called it the hottest new restaurant in the country â nuff said. On top of that, all entrées are all under $20. Make sure you make a reservation because if you donât all the good looking locals will have snapped them up.

  • 5. Dottie's True Blue Cafe
    Dottie's True Blue Cafe, San Francisco, California

    Speaking of secrets â no longer is the case with this Union Square hot spot. Donât let the line-up scare you. Make sure you wait. Itâs the best breakfast in San Francisco â and itâs cheap!

  • 6. SF Giants game @ AT&T Ballpark

    Even if you are not a baseball fan, the $10 general admission tickets get you entrance in one of the most beautiful ballparks in America. You donât even have to stay for the whole game. If you donât want to dish out the $10â¦.you can walk the waterfront and see the game for free outside the public view windows in the outfield.

  • 7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, California

    $12 well spent. Itâs not all about shopping and eating. Get some culture! If you really want a deal the last Tuesday of each month is free.

  • 8. Cable Cars

    The best way to actually view the vistas of San Francisco. Take the cable car from Union Square pass by Lombard Street and end up at Fishermanâs Wharf. $5 each way.

  • 9. Run the Embarcadero

    Donât forget your running shoes. A jog along the Embarcadero is truly one of the best places to run in the country. Donât worry you avoid the hills! Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts and Fishermanâs wharf are all within an easy jog.

  • 10. B.A.R.T

    Take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) from the airport. Instead of paying $40 for a cab, $5 sounds better for the convenient and quick train that leaves from the airport