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The Inn at the Opera is located in the heart of the Performing Arts District and Civic Center, just five minutes to downtown and Union Square. The Opera House is just outside your door, and the sights and sounds of San Francisco are all within close reach.
From the San Francisco ballet to touring Broadway productions, performing arts enthusiasts will find the world’s finest at Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, and other recognized performance houses, offering more than 240 live performances per year.
Quick Area Guide:
|Davies Symphony Hall||Outside the hotel|
|Civic Center||Outside the hotel|
|Performing Arts District||Outside the hotel|
|Opera House||Outside the hotel|
|Asian Art Museum||0.4 Miles|
|Hayes St.||0.55 Miles|
|Union Square||1.28 Miles|
|Cable Car Museum||1.7 Miles|
|Museum of Modern Art||1.86 Miles|
|Ghiradelli Square||2.1 Miles|
|Alcatraz Island||2.6 Miles|
|Fisherman’s Wharf||2.6 Miles|
|California Academy of Science||3.5 Miles|
San Francisco’s sights are just a short distance in every direction. Enjoy the eclectic charms of Hayes Valley with its boutiques, galleries, and fine dining. Spend the day shopping in Union Square. Visit Lombard Street or Coit Tower. Ride a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf. Hike the magnificent John Muir Woods. Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend the day in Napa or Sonoma tasting incredible wines. Here are just a few of your nearby options:
Attractions and Museums
The Cable Car Museum provides a historical perspective of the importance of the cable car to San Francisco and an insight into the daily operations of today's system. The Museum is free and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day. 1201 Mason Street at Washington Street, San Francisco. (415) 474-1887.
Former federal prison Alcatraz in the middle of San Francisco Bay is a must see for visitors to the Bay Area. The Alcatraz Tour departs daily from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. (415) 705-5555.
Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's most popular destination, with a historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping. The Embarcadero and Taylor St. (415) 956-3493.
Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 357-4000
Our internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art includes more than 26,000 works and continues to grow. With strong holdings in photography, painting and sculpture, architecture and design, and media arts, we strive to present key examples of Modernism as well as more recent works that reflect a variety of artistic developments occurring regionally, nationally, and around the world.
California Academy of Science
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 378-8000
It's as if the new Academy brings the whole universe under one roof - an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and more! The 412,000 square foot structure is not only physically impressive, but it just may be the greenest museum on the planet, with a 2 ½ acre Living Roof, an expansive solar canopy, an extensive water reclamation system, and walls insulated with recycled blue jeans.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 581-3500
The Asian Art Museum’s myriad public programs explore the art and cultures represented in the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. The museum offers programs for visitors of all ages, and for all levels of knowledge of Asian art and culture, from novice through expert.
The Exploratorium features exhibits about science, art and human perception. This is an experimental, hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity.
3609 Lyon Rd, San Francisco. (415) 561-0360.
Take on an affordable adventure and go geocaching! Experience the various trails in San Francisco and discover a treasure or two along the way.
Hayes Street (0.55 Miles)
Hayes Valley in San Francisco is a unique shopping district featuring: art and artifacts, bordeaux and beer, vintage wear and fresh dressings, resale and collectibles, cozy cafes and hip bars, souffles and sauerbraten, antique divans and modern chairs, fancy confections and cool housewares, handcrafted jewels and handmade frames. Located near the SF Symphony and Ballet, you can enjoy some culture while meeting friends for shopping or dining.
Union Square (1.28 Miles)
301 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Within a ½ mile radius of the square is every major department store and specialty store imaginable.
Ghirardelli Square (2.12 Miles)
900 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
A historic San Francisco destination, offering shopping San Francisco style, waterfront dining near Fisherman's Wharf, art galleries, family events, walking tours and more.
Fisherman’s Wharf (2.6 Miles)
The Embarcadero and Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 956-3493
San Francisco’s most popular destination, with a historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping.
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