Around Town: Exploring San Francisco’s SOMA District

Yerba BuenaSan Francisco’s SOMA District (aka South of Market) is home to The Pickwick Hotel–and many of San Francisco’s most treasured destinations! Shop, relax in the park, eat a gourmet meal, or attend a ball game. Whether you are in San Francisco for a family vacation or to attend a conference, SOMA offers something for everyone:

Park It
Yerba Buena Gardens, just two blocks from The Pickwick, is a beautiful urban park. Lay on the grass and soak up the sun or enjoy afternoon tea at Samovar. And if you are visiting between May and October, stop by for free live music with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Learn Something New
SOMA is home to numerous museums to fit all interests and tastes! Among them are:

Play Ball!
San Francisco loves their Giants! Head to AT&T Park for a scenic, waterfront baseball game at a state-of-the-art ballpark complete with gourmet food and drinks.

Shop ‘Til You Drop
City Target, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s Rack, and Jeremy’s are just a few of your shopping choices in the neighborhood! Whether upscale or bargain friendly, all are a short walk from The Pickwick Hotel.

Say “Hey” to the Bay
In the mood for some outdoorsy fun? Go kayaking on the bay! City Kayak offers numerous tours and a mini-lesson before you leave. Don’t forget your camera! City Kayak provides waterproof bags and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to take photos of San Francisco’s skyline.

Wine and Dine
From casual wine bars like Terroir and Jamber Wine Pub to critically acclaimed gourmet restaurants such as Saison and Luce, stay in SOMA for dinner and you won’t be disappointed. UrbanSpoon offers a comprehensive list of places to dine around town.

Do you have SOMA recommendations to share? Let us know in the comments section below!

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