San Francisco

Tips and Articles in San Francisco

What looks like a bumper car, knows all the best spots in San Francisco, and talks back (but in a nice way)?It's the three-wheeled wonder from GoCar Rentals (2715 Hyde St.; 800/914-6227; www.gocarsf.com; $40 for first hour). Each two-seater has a ...
You'll need at least a weekend to hit all the shops—and a month to pay the credit card bills. At Friend (401 Hayes St.; 415/552-1717), columns etched with poetry set the stage for mod furniture and accessories. Avant-garde threads by Belgian and B...
Once the nectar of frat parties, Mexico's favorite liquor has come of age. T+L talks to San Francisco-based tequila expert and restaurateur Julio Bermejo about how to drink it like a pro. GET REAL Look for 100 percent agave, t...
If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries may cover places you've already visited or they may include unexplored territories, but any of ...
Luminary restaurateurs are so 20th-century. Anyone worth a bold-faced name these days wants to be linked to a hotel—from Robert De Niro, who is developing a property in lower Manhattan, to architecture junkie Brad Pitt, said to be consulting with ...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
Who are you? If you're the average business traveler, you . . . • Travel 17 weeks a year • Are away six days on each trip • Have joined four frequent-flier programs Where did you go in the past 12 months? 1. New York 2. San Francisco 3. London ...
Now you can order up a little crisis intervention with your continental breakfast. The Nob Hill Lambourne in San Francisco already has plenty of amenities to make business travelers physically fit for corporate competition: treadmills and all-nat...
No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux-sable bed throws, and kimonos in place of terry robes, and you've got No. 5 Maddox. Located on the ...
Thursday night at the W New York. Open since December and always crowded, the hotel erupts once a week into a full-fledged scene; it starts in the Whiskey Blue bar and spreads throughout the airy, two-story lobby. Cramming the space until they're ...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...
If the bed is the heart of a hotel, then the bar is its soul. From the colonial swagger of the Chater Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, to the big-martini, big-cigar bar at Chicago's Four Seasons, the hotel bar is never just an outpost. For t...
Valencia Street In the emerging Inner Mission, Valencia is shaking off its seedy image. Sprouting up in place of auto shops and taquerías are hot restaurants and offbeat boutiques owned by young entrepreneurs. But watch out: parking is close ...