A guide to the area around The Donatello, a Shell Vacations Club Resort in San Francisco
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The Donatello

501 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415)441-7100

Area Travel Guide

The "City by the Bay" is a vibrant, bustling, yet charming experience. Getting around the city is convenient using MUNI, the public transportation system which includes buses, trolleys, underground and surface trains and the famed cable cars. Truly experiencing San Francisco involves visiting its neighborhoods… the colorful Mission and Castro Districts, countercultural Haight Street, upscale Pacific Heights, exotic Chinatown, and ethnically rich North Beach… and the best way to experience them is on foot. Hiking, opera, Alcatraz, fishing, theater, dim sum, windsurfing, Japanese tea ceremonies, sea lions, golf, crooked streets, steep hills, world-class shopping, modern art… San Francisco is a diverse metropolis brimming with excitement and activity.

Whether you wish to explore the sights and sounds of the city, or simply unwind and relax, your stay at The Donatello will be a feast of wonderful activities. Nearby, the bustle of Union Square offers a wealth of shopping, dining, and cultural activities. The city's other landmarks are just minutes away, from the silent beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the eclectic charms of Fisherman's Wharf.

Quick Area Guide:
Cable Car Museum: .62 miles
Cartoon Art Museum: .63 miles
China Town: .80 miles
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: .87 miles
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: .98 miles
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum: 1.66 miles
Alcatraz Island & Prison: 2.13 miles
Aquarium of the Bay: 2.13 miles
Fisherman's Wharf: 2.13 miles
Ghirardelli Square: 2.24 miles
Exploratorium Museum: 3.49 miles
Walt Disney Family Museum: 3.99 miles
Golden Gate Bridge: 8.42 miles
Bay Area Discovery Museum: 8.70 miles
San Francisco Zoo: 13.04 miles
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: 33.52 miles
Napa Valley Wineries: 46.0 miles

Visit the Cable Car Museum , which provides not only a historical perspective of the importance of the cable car to San Francisco, but an insight into the daily operations of today's system. The Museum, located in the Washington and Mason cable car barn and powerhouse, is free and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day. 1201 Mason Street at Washington Street, San Francisco.

Former federal prison Alcatraz has become a must see activity for visitors to the Bay Area. The Alcatraz Tour departs daily from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Middle of San Francisco Bay.

The Exploratorium is an experimental, hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity. Experience exhibits from this museum of science, art and human perception. With hundreds of exhibits, let curiosity be your compass to endless discoveries! 3609 Lyon Rd, San Francisco.

Experience Fisherman's Wharf , San Francisco's most popular destination. Known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping, Fisherman's Wharf offers a wide array of things to do for everyone. The Embarcadero and Taylor St.

Ghirardelli Square is a historic San Francisco destination, offering shopping San Francisco style, waterfront dining near Fisherman's Wharf, art galleries, family events, walking tours and more. 900 North Point St.

Acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges, there are many different elements to the Golden Gate Bridge which make it unique. With its tremendous towers, sweeping cables and great span, the Bridge is a sensory beauty featuring color, sound and light. US Hwy 101.

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