Explore San Francisco


The 2019 AAA Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco, a city with as much to see as there is to do. Take a ride on an iconic cable car, walk down the winding hill of Lombard Street, or experience world-class dining all over the city. With a never-ending list of activities, tours, restaurants, and shops, San Francisco has something to offer everyone.


Explore San Francisco

Arts & Culture

Food & Drink


Attraction Passes (Discounts)

Day in the Life - Video

Top 20 Attractions in San Francisco



Top Attractions

Pier 39

  • 2 miles from hotel
  • Two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping, and attractions
  • Aquarium of the Bay

Golden Gate Bridge and Park

  • 5 miles from hotel
  • Open during the day to pedestrians including wheelchair users and bicyclists
  • Two museums, gardens, and over 20 sports facilities


  • Depart from Pier 33
  • 2 miles from hotel
  • Tours start at 9:30 am; then every half hour after that
  • No formal tour; it is self-guided
  • Sells out way in advance

San Francisco City Hall

  • 1 mile from hotel
  • 42 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol building

Palace of Fine Arts

  • 3 miles from hotel



Polk Street

  • 1 mile from hotel
  • “Nob Hill” and “Russian Hill”
  • Shopping, restaurants, bars
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Grant Avenue

  • 2 miles from hotel
  • “Chinatown” and “North Beach”
  • Chinatown Kite Shop
  • Dive bars
  • Side streets just off of Grant; Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory


Guided/Structured Bus Tours

  • City Sightseeing San Francisco
  • Gray Line of San Francisco
  • Tower Tours
  • Gourmet Walks
    • Food, wine, and chocolate-focused tours
  • Local Tastes of the City
    • Little Italy and Chinatown
  • Avital Tours
    • Upscale, progressive meals
  • Edible Excursions
    • “walking feasts”
    • Ferry Building, Japantown, Oakland, Berkeley

Hop On/Off Bus Tours

  • Big Bus San Francisco
  • Buses arrive every 10-20 minutes

Tips for Travel

  • Pack for cool and changing weather
    • Layers, coats for early morning and evenings
    • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Streets are hilly
  • Make restaurant reservations before the trip