4 Ways to Get the Most Out of San Francisco
By Donna Perlstein
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Frost & Sullivan
When planning an event such as ConNEXTions 2013: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange the location is required to be as dynamic as the event itself. This makes San Francisco such an ideal fit. For three days — from January 27 – 29, 2013 — ConNEXTions will be running at full steam at the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel in San Francisco. In addition to some great attractions provided by the hotel, for event attendees we’ve also assembled this list of things to do in the city on the bay!
1. Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel: Located in the upscale Nob Hill neighborhood of hilly San Francisco, the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel offers visitors a luxurious retreat from the bustling city. For attendees to ConNEXTions, the hotel provides the perfect locale for first-time and returning visitors to San Francisco. Dining, bars, and boutiques are all just a minute’s stroll from the hotel’s doors. Business guests can find all of the office amenities of the HQ while at the Renaissance, while private meeting rooms are also available during the event. In your downtime, the hotel has a state-of-the-art fitness center, breakfast buffet, and the elegant Aurea Restaurant where you can enjoy California cuisine at its finest.
2. Presidio Golf Course: Just three miles from the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel is San Francisco’s Presidio Golf Course. The 18-hole course is so convenient to the city that it’s been a long-time favorite to locals and visitors. This well-maintained course also offers a driving range and a clubhouse where you can kick back after a tough game. And, be assured, the Presidio’s scenic views and lush landscape has a few tricks and challenges that will keep the game interesting. If you’re looking to get in a round of golf — either on your own or with some colleagues — the Presidio is the best spot in city limits. Tee up!
3. Dining in Nob Hill: Setting up a client dinner? You’ll find much to like in Nob Hill. Big 4 serves an authentic experience that includes a comfy ambiance that pairs a piano player, dark wood interior, and toasty fireplace. Aurea, located in the Stanford Court Renaissance, serves a seasonal menu, hand-crafted cocktails, and California culinary creativity. Old school meets new school molecular gastronomy at Masa’s Restaurant. This critically lauded dining darling brings classic French cuisine to the modern age. These three restaurants are just a taste of what the neighborhood offers. Get thee to Open Table and make a reservation.
4. The Anchor Steam Brewery: What’s more fun than hanging out in a brand-new server room? Howabout drinking a pint in a brewhouse! If you’re looking for a thirst-quenching mental workout, head to the Anchor Steam Brewery located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill. The brewery was famously saved from shutting down by Fritz Maytag, III (yes, from those Maytags) in the mid-1960s, and has since gone on to be one of America’s earliest and most successful craft breweries. Anchor Steams tour guides will lead you through the brewery’s brew room and tap house. (Reserve your tour early, spots do fill up quickly.)