Fun Things to Do in San Francisco

The resources listed here will help you plan your trip. Additionally, our concierge will be on duty during your visit from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to make sure you know about the best places to go, see, and do once you get here.

Just a few of our nationally recognized restaurants where reservations are suggested:

Other attractions where advanced reservations are suggested:

To arrange for flower deliveries:

Other helpful resources:

WORLD REKNOWN MUSEUMS:

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    TAXI — Taxis are usually plentiful at the S.F. Airport. The fare to the inn will be between $40-50 and will take approximately 20 minutes. For two or more people this is the best way to go.

    DOOR TO DOOR SHUTTLE — Shuttle vans are usually plentiful and also a great way to go. Watch for the signs to the shuttle van areas as you exit the terminal. The rate PER PERSON is around $15. Time to the inn varies between 20 and 60 minutes depending on how many stops are made on your route. Check out www.supershuttle.com

    SUBWAY/BART — We now have BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) service to the San Francisco International Airport. Follow the signs to BART and take a train into San Francisco. There are two options to getting to The Parker Guest House using BART;

    1) If you do not have much luggage and don’t mind a walk, get off the BART at the 16th and Mission Station. We need to warn you that this is a pretty bad area - although we have never had any guest problems. Walk west on 16th Street 4 blocks (towards the hills) to Church Street. Now you are in a nice area! On Church Street take a left and go 1 ½ blocks to the inn at 520 Church Street. OR

    2) For very little walking, take BART into downtown San Francisco and get off at the Civic Center Station. Exit the BART system but stay in the underground station and go into the MUNI system (local in-town subway). You need to have small bills or coins for your one-way fare. Once in the MUNI go down to the boarding area and wait for an OUTBOUND J-CHURCH train. Take that OUTBOUND J-CHURCH train which will after one stop come out of a tunnel and become a streetcar. Ride it approximately 4 more blocks to the stop at 18th Street and Church. Get off the streetcar and walk a short distance uphill to the inn at 520 Church Street. Call us Toll Free at 1(888) 520–7275 from any pay phone if you get lost or need additional information. Also, local San Franciscans love to give directions. Don’t hesitate to ask somebody for assistance.

    CAR SERVICE — To arrange for private car service pickup we recommend you contact Moscone Car Services at 1(415) 552-5222. Cost for this service varies between $40 and $50.

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    TAXI — As this airport is a lot further away, the fare is higher — around $60. The trip can take between 30 and 90 minutes depending on Bay Bridge traffic.

    DOOR TO DOOR SHUTTLE — Shuttle van service is also expensive and less predictable, A taxi will be a lot easier and about the same price — especially if there are two people. For questions contact Super Shuttle at 1(800) 258-3826. www.supershuttle.com

    SUBWAY/BART (www.bart.gov) — The most economical way to get to The Parker Guest House from Oakland Airport is to take BART, but it is a bit of a schlep. Look for signs for the AIR BART bus connection. This should be a free connection, but ask. At the BART station get a San Francisco/Daily City/ or Colma bound train.

    1) If you do not have much luggage and don’t mind a walk, get off the BART at the 16th and Mission Station. We need to warn you that this is a pretty bad area - although we have never had any guest problems. Walk west on 16th Street 4 blocks (towards the hills) to Church Street. Now you are in a nice area! On Church Street take a left and go 1 ½ blocks to the inn at 520 Church Street. OR

    2) For very little walking, take BART into downtown San Francisco and get off at the Civic Center Station. Exit the BART system but stay in the underground station and go into the MUNI system (local in-town subway). You need to have small bills or coins for your one-way fare. Once in the MUNI go down to the boarding area and wait for an OUTBOUND J-CHURCH train. Take that OUTBOUND J-CHURCH train which will after one stop come out of a tunnel and become a streetcar. Ride it approximately 4 more blocks to the stop at 18th Street and Church. Get off the streetcar and walk a short distance uphill to the inn at 520 Church Street. Call Toll Free us at 1(888) 520-7275 from any pay phone if you get lost or need additional information. Also, local San Franciscans love to give directions. Don’t hesitate to ask somebody for assistance.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE PARKER GUEST HOUSE

    FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT/SOUTH BAY ON HIGHWAY 101 From the airport, take 101 north into San Francisco (10 miles). When you see the city skyline, stay in the left lane and watch for signs to the Golden Gate Bridge — Highway 101 North, and exit to the left. Now, follow signs to the Golden Gate Bridge - Highway 101 North and stay in the lane marked "Duboce Avenue". Go straight onto Duboce Avenue and travel three blocks until Duboce turns onto Market Street. Just follow the main flow of traffic. Go just a short ways on Market and when you are passing the big Safeway store on the right, get into the left lane and go left onto Church Street. Go south three blocks to 520 Church Street and you will find us. You may temporarily park in the driveway centered between the two properties (534 and 520 Church).

    FROM SILICON VALLEY/SOUTH BAY ON HIGHWAY 280 Take highway 280 north into San Francisco. Take the San Jose Avenue exit and go approximately 1 mile on San Jose Ave. Get into the left lane and AFTER the first light go forward across the intersection and then veer left into the turn lane for Dolores Street. When the signal indicates, turn left onto Dolores and go approximately 1 mile and a couple of big hills to 18th Street. Take a left turn onto 18th. Go one block and then take aright onto Church Street. Go to 520 Church. You may temporarily park in the driveway centered between the two properties (534 and 520 Church).

    FROM THE EAST/BAY BRIDGE From the Bay Bridge, take 80 into the city approx. one mile . Follow the signs for Highway 101. When you are in the city, stay in the center lanes and keep going on the main freeway. Go approximately 2 miles and then get into the right lane and watch for signs for Golden Gate Bridge. At the final exit for Golden Gate Bridge to the right, watch for signs for Duboce Avenue and then stay in the lane marked "Duboce Avenue" which is the left lane down the exit ramp. Go straight onto Duboce Avenue and travel three blocks until Dubce turns onto market Street. Just follow the main flow of traffic. Go just a short ways on Market and when you see the big Safeway store on the right get into the left land and then go left onto Church Street. Go south three blocks to 520 Church Street and you will find us.You may temporarily park in the driveway centered between the two properties (534 and 520 Church).

    FROM THE NORTH/GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge (Highway 101) and continue approximately 1 mile after the toll booths. Watch the signs and take the Lombard Street exit. Go through two lights and then traffic will veer left onto Lombard. When on Lombard Street, take the second right at Divisadero Street. Go approximately 3 miles south and then Divisadero veers left and then becomes Castro street. Go 6 – 7 blocks, across Market Street, and then take a left on 18th Street. Go four blocks on 18th Street and then take a left on Church Street. Look for 520 Church Street. You may temporarily park in the driveway centered between the two properties (534 and 520 Church).

Again, we do suggest that you only have the car on the days you really need it. We do have limited on-site parking available for $25 per night.

Please call us if you have any further questions or concerns.

 


 

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