Explore San Francisco Activities

In The Downtown, Union Square, & Surrounding Neighborhoods

Our location in Union Square puts Tilden in the heart of it all. The hotel is surrounded by the best of San Francisco, including forward-thinking art, theater, music, shopping, and local restaurants. No matter your interests, you will find the city's rich cultural history and eclectic sensibilities abound in the San Francisco activities in the Downtown district and beyond.

As part of the Tilden Hotel Experience, we have partnered with local museums, tours, and shops to provide discounts for our guests. Ask our agents for more information.

Explore Union Square San Francisco

A Beloved Community

One of San Francisco's most prized neighborhoods, Union Square is a public plaza known for people-watching amongst the many famed boutiques, salons, theaters and art galleries. Union Square San Francisco is the city’s premiere shopping district, and a vital neighborhood beloved by locals and visitors alike. Within walking distance of our hotel, Union Square is a must-visit destination for guests of the Tilden.

A Convenient Choice in Pier 39 Hotels

Explore the World-Famous Fisherman's Wharf

History lives on at the world-famous Fisherman's Wharf, one of San Francisco's most beloved attractions, which pays homage to generations of fishermen. Home to an array of food, drink, and entertainment options, including Pier 39, the Wharf is just two miles from Tilden Hotel, making us a convenient choice in Pier 39 hotels.

What to Do at Pier 39

Beach Street & The Embarcadero
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Home to famed clam chowder in bread bowls, feisty sea lions, and iconic views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the city skyline, Pier 39 is a must-see attraction in San Francisco. When staying at our hotel near Fisherman's Wharf, you can enjoy easy access to California wine tasting at the Pier, scoping out collectibles and antiques, loading up on sweet treats, and taking in legendary views. Our hotel near Pier 39 makes San Francisco travel easy and enjoyable. Be part of the city's epic history by visiting today.

San Francisco Transportation

How To Get Around The City

San Francisco is one of the most beloved cities in the world, and getting around could not be easier. The pedestrian-friendly city encourages walking between the city's eclectic and closely gathered neighborhoods. In addition to being pedestrian-friendly, the city boasts a convenient and easy-to-use public transit system called MUNI. Don't miss San Francisco's iconic cable car, just two blocks away, as another way to see our beautiful city. For more information about San Francisco transportation, feel free to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable concierge.

Enjoy An Array Of Things To Do In San Francisco

From Dining and Arts to Nature and Tourist Attractions

There’s always something happening in San Francisco – and Tilden is in the heart of it all. Whether you’re seeking some of the country's most celebrated cuisine, renowned shopping, the nation’s premier LGBTQ events, or traditional tourist attractions, our boutique hotel provides easy access to the best things to do in San Francisco.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Union Square Union Square San Francisco 0.36

A few blocks from the city’s ultimate shopping destination, a favorite of both visitors and locals.

The Exploratorium Pier 15 San Francisco CA 94111 1.69
San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace One Ferry Building San Francisco, California 94111 1.39
AT&T Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107 1.52
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 0.68
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 0.56
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 0.71
Yerba Buena Center for The Arts 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 0.64
de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118 3.67
Moscone Convention Center 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103 0.77
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94122 4.63
Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39 Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 1.85
Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA 5.78
Westfield San Francisco Centre 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 0.44
The Art of Dr. Seuss - Dennis Rae Fine Art 351-A Geary St San Francisco, CA 94102 0.22
American Conservatory Theater 30 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108 0.41
Dragon's Gate & Chinatown Bush St & Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94108 0.64
Coit Tower 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA94133 1.9
Lyon Steps Lyon St Steps 2.3
Twin Peak 501 Twin Peak Blvd 3.58
Telegraph Hill Telegraph Hill, San Francisco 1.5
Golden Gate State Park Golden Gate State Park, San Francisco 4.65
Mozaic Step 16th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 4.58
Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102 0.79
The Regency Ballroom 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109 0.71
Biscuits + Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102 0.21
Mezzanine SF 444 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103 0.48
The Warfield 982 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 0.4
The Independent 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 2.01
Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Golden Gate Theatre 1 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102 0.41
Orpheum Theatre 1192 Market St. at Hyde St. & 8th St. San Francisco, CA 94102 0.6
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter St. at Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102 0.28
War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109 0.98
Palace of the Fine Arts Theatre 3301 Lyon St. San Francisco, CA 94123 3.19
Hotel Tilden
345 Taylor Street, California, 94102, USA
Phone: +1 (415) 673-2332

Your San Francisco Adventure Awaits

A Guide to a Weekend in Downtown SF

Traveling to San Francisco and looking for some ideas that help you to explore the area and keep in line with your New Year's Resolutions? Check out our San Francisco weekend itinerary to help inspire your weekend getaway:


 7 am

Start your trip with a morning hike at one of the many trails near our hotel; remember to grab a water bottle (complimentary when booking direct) and to pack something to snack on.

Suggested Hiking Spots: Coit Tower, Lyon Steps, Mozaic Steps, Twin Peaks, Telegraph Hill

          12pm  Grab lunch in the city
    3pm Rent bikes for the day to explore the rest of the city; ride to some of the local museums in the city
    6pm Sit and relax at The Douglas Room for dinner and a cocktail


 9:30 am       Get ready and join one of San Francisco’s public walking tours - tours start at 10am and they’re free!
 12 pm  Lunch
   2pm Rent a pedal boat at a lake in Golden Gate Park

Try to catch the sunset at one of the other area favorite hiking spots.

Suggested: Coit Tower, Lyon Steps, Mozaic Steps, Twin Peaks, Telegraph Hill