Here is a list of some of our favorite attractions and restaurants! For additional options, see our Attractions & Restaurants Brochure or check out Fog City Secrets or Lonely Planet.

You may also find additional options by clicking on the map below, which was created by the AHSR Welcome Subcommittee to include various points-of-interest, such as the Palace Hotel, restaurants, and local sightseeing attractions.


Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. You can walk, run, bike, or drive across the bridge, which is 1.7 miles long (one-way). Once you cross the bridge, you will find a lookout spot that offers stunning views of San Francisco and the Bay. Distance from Palace Hotel: 5.1 miles

Fisherman’s Wharf

At Fisherman’s Wharf, you can enjoy delicious dining, unique shops, Bay cruises, and numerous family activities, including museums and escape rooms. Distance from Palace Hotel: 1.6 miles

Pier 39

Head to Pier 39 if you want a close-up view of San Francisco’s boisterous sea lions. Here, you will also find numerous dining options, shops, and fun-filled activities (e.g., Aquarium of the Bay). Distance from Palace Hotel: 1.7 miles

Ghirardelli Square

Stop by Ghirardelli Square for an amazing selection of sundaes. It is the original site of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory but is now home to the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop as well as many other dining options and miniature golf. Distance from Palace Hotel: 1.8 miles

Landmarks Within Walking Distance from the Palace Hotel

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

SFMOMA is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States. Distance from Palace Hotel: 6 min walk

Union Square

Union Square is a premiere destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Distance from Palace Hotel: 8 min walk


Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in North America. Distance from Palace Hotel: 13 min walk


Battery East Trail

A popular and easy 0.8 mile loop hike with eye-popping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Distance from Palace Hotel: 4.9 miles


Please note that some of the restaurants listed below book out several weeks in advance. We encourage you to make reservations early.

The Garden Court Restaurant

The Garden Court Restaurant is fine dining elevated. Take a seat amongst boasting Italian marble pillars, under Austrian crystal chandeliers in a 110-year-old glass dome.

  • In the Palace Hotel
  • Open for breakfast and lunch
  • Reserve online

Foundation Cafe*

Step inside this small cafe for a weekday breakfast that blends California cuisine and Filipino classics. The tight menu includes the usual fare — think avocado toast, waffles, and a breakfast burrito stuffed with tater tots and bacon — but also items leaning into Filipino inspiration. A sisig breakfast burrito makes a solid start to the day, or a sisig rice bowl with brown garlic rice and two sunny-side-up eggs” (Eater San Francisco, 2024).

  • 335 Kearny St. | 8 min walk
  • Open for breakfast and lunch
  • Order in advance online. Reservations not available.
  • *Vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free options available


Tropisueño is a Mexican eatery that boasts a relaxed and vibrant environment. Enjoy the Mission-style taqueria for lunch (great for those looking for a grab-and-go meal), or full-service restaurant for dinner. You’ll appreciate the extensive menu, including handcrafted, authentic dishes and fresh, delicious cocktails.

  • 75 Yerba Buena Ln. | 8 min walk
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Can make reservations online or over the phone. Can accommodate up to 10 guests.
  • *GF, vegetarian, keto, dairy-free options available

Kin Khao (Michelin Star)*

Born and raised in Bangkok, Pim embarked on a diverse food journey—from writing to jam-making—before returning to her roots. Dissatisfied with the quality and variety of Thai food in the U.S., she launched Kin Khao to elevate Thai cuisine beyond peanut sauce. Kin Khao achieved a Michelin star within 18 months of opening.

  • 55 Cyril Magnin St. | 13 min walk
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Reserve online
  • *Vegetarian and vegan options available

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana*

You can find award-winning pizzas at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. This restaurant is owned by Tony Gemignani, a 13-time World Pizza champion.

  • 1570 Stockton St. | 9 min drive
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • No reservations accepted
  • *Vegetarian and gluten-free options available

Foreign Cinema*

Since its establishment in 1999, Foreign Cinema has remained a captivating destination for locals, tourists, and visitors from around the world, solidifying its status as one of San Francisco’s most beloved dining establishments. In honor of its exceptional service and contributions to the community, September 18th was officially designated as “Foreign Cinema Day” in San Francisco.

  • 2534 Mission St. | 15 min drive
  • Open for dinner
  • Can reserve online or over the phone. Can accommodate up to 8 guests; 9+ must complete this form
  • *Rotating menu. Please check their website directly for their most up-to-date menu.

Tartine Manufactory*

The Manufactory, born from Tartine’s ethos of flavor, craft, and health, fosters collaboration among friends, chefs, and farmers to innovate and create beautiful food, and enhance livelihoods across the industry. Tartine has won many prestigious food awards and is extremely popular. It is known for the best sourdough in San Francisco.

  • 595 Alabama St. | 15 min drive
  • Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Reserve online
  • *Vegan, egg, dairy, and wheat-free options.