Inn at the Opera, a Shell Vacations Club Resort: Area Travel Guide for San Francisco
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Inn at the Opera

333 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415)863-8400

Area Travel Guide

Where does one begin in a city overflowing with fantastic arts and entertainment? The Inn at the Opera is ideally located to take advantage of all San Francisco and its environs have to offer. 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 over 240 live performances per year.

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.

Wherever you go or whatever you do, the relaxing luxury of a fine resort is waiting when you return.

The 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 over 240 live performances per year.

For more information on the San Francisco area, including an area calendar of events, please click here.

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: 0.44 miles
Hayes Valley: 0.55 miles
Union Square: 1.28 miles
Cable Car Museum: 1.7 miles
Museum of Modern Art: 1.86 miles
Alcatraz Island: 2.6 miles
Fisherman's Wharf: 2.6 miles
Ghirardelli Square: 2.12 miles
Exploratorium: 3.3 miles
California Academy of Science: 3.50 miles

The city's finest recreational activities, conveniently located, include:

Attractions & Museums

Alcatraz Island and Prison (2.6 Miles)
Middle of San Francisco Bay 415.705.5555
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.

The Cable Car Museum (1.7 Miles)
1201 Mason Street @ Washington Street San Francisco, CA 94108 415.474.1887
The Cable Car Museum 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 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (October through March to 5:00 pm).

Museum of Modern Art (1.86 Miles)
151 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94103 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 (3.50 Miles)
55 Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94118 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 1/2 acre Living Roof, an expansive solar canopy, an extensive water reclamation system, and walls insulated with recycled blue jeans.

Asian Art Museum (0.44 Miles)
200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102 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.

Family Fun

Exploratorium (3.3 Miles)
3609 Lyon Road San Francisco, CA 94123 415.561.0360
Experience exhibits from this museum of science, art and human perception. The Exploratorium is an experiential, hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity. With hundreds of exhibits, let curiosity be your compass to endless discoveries!

Take on an affordable adventure and go geocaching! Experience the various trails in San Francisco and discover a treasure or two along the way. Many geocaching adventures await on


Ghirardelli Square (2.12 Miles)
900 North Point Street San Francisco, CA 94109 415.775.5500
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 Hayes Valley
San Francisco's most popular destination, with a historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping.

Union Square (1.28 Miles)
301 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94108
Within a 1/2 mile radius of the square is every major department store and specialty store imaginable.

Hayes Valley (0.55 Miles)
Between Gough and Laguna
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, soufflés 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.

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