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Guestroom at Axiom Hotel in San Francisco, California
Guestroom/Axiom Hotel

An urban retreat designed to meet the demands of San Francisco’s savviest travelers, Axiom Hotel arrived in the city’s central Union Square early this year. We recently checked into the happening 152-room hotel to see what all the buzz is about, and here’s what we found. What’s Hot: The design.... Read More

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The Tilden Hotel
The Tilden Hotel

San Francisco isn’t just one of the most expensive cities to live in; it’s also among the most expensive to visit. With nightly hotel rates at major properties averaging close to $400 per night, 24 hours in SF can set you back as much as an entire week elsewhere. Deals... Read More

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 Sausalito/flickr/Aaron Swift
Sausalito/flickr/Aaron Swift

Located directly across from San Francisco (via the Golden Gate Bridge), Sausalito offers breathtaking Bay Area vistas and a small-town vibe just 25 minutes from downtown by car. From cycling along the shoreline to sampling some of Northern California’s best wines, here’s how to spend a weekend in this picturesque Pacific Northwest getaway. What to Do One of the best... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

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 SFO yoga room/copyright San Francisco International Airport
SFO yoga room/San Francisco International Airport

The opulence of exclusive entry airport lounges is no secret; what might be, however, are the free perks that are offered to all flyers, if you know where to look. Here are five unexpected airport diversions that might enable you to start your vacation a bit early — or... Read More

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The Pez Museum in California
Pez Museum/Flickr/Konrad Summers

Home to international tech companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook, Silicon Valley is the center of the technology industry. It encompasses the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, and more — all linked by interstate 101 and the Caltrain system, making it an easy day... Read More

White Elephant Village
White Elephant Village

This year, break out of the mimosa-and-pancakes Mother’s Day routine and take your mom on an adventure she’ll never forget. We’ve done the planning — you just need to do the packing. 1. The Chatwal Hotel (New York City, NY) Why: For an unforgettable Mother’s Day, check in to this neo-Georgian Stanford White-designed... Read More

San Francisco Ferry Building at Fisherman's Wharf / the Embarcadero
San Francisco Ferry Building/Wikimedia Commons

San Francisco’s northeastern waterfront used to be characterized by Fisherman’s Wharf, conjuring up images of a cheesy boardwalk, kitschy stores, street performers, and clam chowder in sourdough bowls. Not that there’s anything wrong with the clam chowder, of course, and we love the barking sea lions. But these were the... Read More

Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines

Have you heard about Copa Airlines? It’s Panama’s fast-growing airline that’s greatly expanding its American footprint. From the top on-time departures to free booze, here are four reasons to fly with Copa. 1. The on-time record is solid. No one enjoys being stranded at the airport or, worse, on the tarmac.... Read More

The Painted Ladies in San Francisco
The Painted Ladies in San Francisco/Elena Sonnino

Traveling to San Francisco with only a day to explore? Throw on a pair of comfortable walking shoes, grab your camera, and set out to see the city on foot with this walking itinerary that traverses the city’s best landmarks and most charming neighborhoods. ... Read More

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The Velvet Scoop

One of the perks of summer is cooling off with a tasty summer treat,  and there’s no better place to find one than in San Francisco. Here are our seven favorite summer treats — some sweet, some savory — to cool you off in the City by the Bay. ... Read More

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Robert’s Maine Grill

There’s some incredible food south of the Mason Dixon line, no doubt. But if you aren’t traveling to that stretch of land anytime soon, you can find some fine options all over the United States. From California to Maine, here are 14 of our favorites.   ... Read More

new san francisco hotel zephyr
Hotel Zephyr

Earlier this month, Hotel Zephyr — an eclectic and colorful 361-room hotel snug along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf — opened its doors. And there’s a great discount to celebrate. ... Read More

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Presidio Trust

Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and managed mostly by the Presidio Trust, the Presidio of San Francisco is a national park site unlike any other. What started in the late 1700s as a Spanish military outpost and evolved into an American Army post from 1846 to 1994 is now a... Read More

Deal Alert: $149-$157 Rates at San Francisco’s Hotel G this Month
Hotel G

Had your fair share of shivering and shoveling out? It may be high time that you book a trip to a warmer, drier climate. If you need a suggestion of where to go, San Francisco just set a record for absolutely no rainfall in January — and low rates at the... Read More