Activities

Things to Do in San Francisco

Set near the best things to do near SoMa San Francisco, Hotel Zetta is surrounded by the city’s many shopping, dining, cultural, and historical activities.

Local Attractions

Art & Culture

Many of the most popular San Francisco museums and galleries can be found near Hotel Zetta. Learn about the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences, or admire the innovative works at the landmark SFMOMA building. Delight in comics and graphic art at the Cartoon Art Museum, uncover a bit of local history at the Cable Car Museum, and unleash your inner child at the Walt Disney Family Museum.

Entertainment

Known as one of the best music cities in the world, San Francisco teems with eclectic venues, vibrant nightclubs, and dynamic event spaces. From grassroots up-and-comers to billboard performers, the best of San Francisco entertainment and nightlife can be enjoyed any night of the week by catching a show at Black Cat or handcrafted cocktails at 15 Romolo or Bourbon & Branch.

Landmarks

From the seven sharp corners of Lombard Street to the internationally recognized icon that is the Golden Gate Bridge, the top attractions in San Francisco are famous for a reason. Treat yourself at the namesake chocolate shop in Ghirardelli Square, check out the amazing views from Pier 39, and explore the oldest Chinatown in North America. Then, enjoy people watching at Fisherman’s Wharf before catching a ferry tour to Alcatraz, one of the world’s most legendary prisons.

Shopping

From the major department stores in Union Square to the quirky indie boutiques on Haight Street, shopping in San Francisco includes something for everyone. Check out the luxury outlets at the iconic Westfield Shopping Center, or sample goods from the gourmet vendors at the Ferry Building Marketplace. In addition, our local recommendations are the best way to uncover the most unique finds, including classic California streetwear, antiquarian book collections, and more.

Explore San Francisco

Events

Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square

November 6, 2019 - January 1, 2020

A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square.

Illuminate SF Festival of Light

November 28, 2019 - January 1, 2020

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, art lovers are invited to tour San Francisco’s many art installations.