SoMa Travel Guide
Hotels in SoMa
When the Palace Hotel was built on New Montgomery Street in 1875, it was thought to be the largest and costliest luxury hotel in the world. Completely rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake, the nine-story Beaux-Arts landmark is still the “Grand Dame” of San Francisco.
Restaurants in SoMa
In the SoMa District near the James Lick Skyway, Zuppa serves Italian cuisine by chef-owner Joseph Manzare, who has worked in Italy and with Wolfgang Puck.
Things to do in SoMa
In 2011, the onetime Zeum morphed into a more inclusive children’s museum, now geared for kids age three to twelve. The expansion added updated technology activities, like green-screen video-making—but the 1906 carousel out front spins with old-school charm.