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San Francisco and Sausalito for a Savvy Couple

Sep 23, 2006  Well-heeled, cosmopolitan travelers with moxie
4.0 of 5 bubbles based on 6 votes

The top spots to stay, dine, explore, and play in San Francisco and Sausalito

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Sausalito, San Francisco
  • Category: Walking tour
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Hotel Sausalito
    Hotel Sausalito, Sausalito, Marin County

    THE place to stay in Sausalito - the perfect location and the perfect property at a very reasonable price

  • 2. Gaylord India Restaurant

    We asked for the chicken tikka "spicy" - thank goodness the waiter kept our water glasses full... Beautiful view of the bay, atmospheric live Indian music. Bought a piece of art from the musician. A must-dine spot.

  • 3. Bacchus & Venus
    Bacchus & Venus, Sausalito, Marin County

    Appropriately snobby place with great wine tastings and a welcoming vibe.

  • 4. No Name Bar
    No Name Bar, Sausalito, Marin County

    finger-pickin' good bands that attract the locals - have an Anchor Steam and enjoy the people-watching scene

  • 5. The Golden Egg, Novato, Marin County

    Just a short drive north from Sausalito, over 100 omelets on the menu - all delicious!

  • 6. Clift Hotel San Francisco
    Clift Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco, California

    Mod rooms - it's got that way-too-hip feel, but it's really nothing fancy, just stylized fun. The Redwood Room off the lobby is packed every night of the week.

  • 7. L'Osteria del Forno
    L'Osteria del Forno, San Francisco, California

    Intimate North Beach spot, incredible food, marginal service - they know they have great food, and they don't seem to bother with anything else.

  • 8. Lefty O'Doul's

    We can't visit San Francisco without visitng Lefty's. They have a surprisingly good breakfast for a great price.

  • 9. AT&T Park - Giants Stadium

    Walked from Union Square to this new-fangled wonder to take in a Giants game. The view is like no other in the MLB. Tasty San Fracisco treats, but at a price.

  • 10. The Westin St. Francis
    The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, San Francisco, California

    This hotel fulfills all expectations, and then some. The excellent location, suave lobby, and old-world aristocratic luxury make it a must-stay, or at least must-visit.

  • 11. Pacific Heights Walk

    Check out Frommer's San Francisco Day by Day pocket travel guide and do the Pacific Heights walk through hilly streets past majestic Victorian homes. It really is a unique part of the city ripe for romance and exploration.

  • 12. Pane e Vino
    Pane e Vino, San Francisco, California

    A relaxing stopping point in Cow Hollow after a stroll through Pacific Heights. The pasta fagioli, generous portion of bread, and house wine by the carafe make a perfect snack. Unbelievably nice staff.

  • 13. Colibri Mexican Bistro
    Colibri Mexican Bistro, San Francisco, California

    Be sure to order the table-side-prepared guacamole at this Union-Square gem. The margaritas and authentic Mexican dishes are savory.

  • 14. Coit Tower
    Coit Tower, San Francisco, California

    Take the flower-laden Fillmore Steps up to this peak landmark and enjoy the cloud formations before descending to North Beach for drinks and dinner.

  • 15. Tony Nik's

    This former speakeasy turned neighborhood North Beach bar at 1534 Stockton Street is the place to chill in a swanky but low-key setting.

  • 16. Bangkok Garden

    The real deal for Thai at 1398 Grant Ave (at Green) in North Beach. Impeccable service and high-quality food make this a new favorite for us.

  • 17. Gold Dust Lounge

    What a scene - the old-timey light fixtures and cool bands make this a funky night-cap spot, complete with over-the-hill lasses sidling up to the music bar and singing along. On Powell between Geary and O'Farrell.