South Beach Vacations

South Beach lies within the city of San Francisco, a major city that boasts a population of 800,000 residents. South Beach is about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from San Francisco’s city center. If you are flying in, South Beach is approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) away from Oakland International Airport.

While staying in South Beach, be sure to spend a day exploring surrounding neighborhoods like Chinatown, Nob Hill and San Francisco.

Investigate Pier 39 and Lombard Street and spend time in San Francisco’s city center.

There are many unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around South Beach. Visit the interactive and traditional museums and collections in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the California Historical Society and the San Francisco Mint. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved live performance venues such as Orpheum Theater, Teatro ZinZanni and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Acclaimed galleries, include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Cartoon Art Museum.

To surround yourself with nature, head to the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Pioneer Park. There is a charming atmosphere here as well as pretty botanical displays. To catch a glimpse of the nearby wilderness set out to explore the TransAmerica Redwood Forest.

Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around San Francisco should go and see Coit Tower, Grace Cathedral and the Yerba Buena Gardens. To learn about the role of faith in San Francisco, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church.

Get familiar with the local fashion and do some people-watching in the nearby shopping hotspots such as Embarcadero Center, Crocker Galleria and the Ferry Building Marketplace.

During your stay in South Beach, be sure to see the San Francisco Giants baseball team in summer go into battle at AT&T Park. If you happen to be staying in South Beach with someone who lives and breathes sports, why not surprise them with one of the stadium’s fascinating back stage tours.

When you’re ready to rest your weary feet after enjoying the charming streets of South Beach, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the amenities at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square, the Hotel Nikko San Francisco, and the popular Westin San Francisco Market Street.

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