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Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

San Francisco is a vibrant city that, despite its growth, remains a city of neighborhoods. Whether it’s the museums of SoMa, the nightclubs of the Mission District or North Beach shopping, there’s an endless list of things to see, do and eat. The Northern California destination is also a foodie heaven with a range of seriously good restaurants all striving to present the freshest, most locally sourced food possible (not to mention its close proximity to Napa Valley wine county). Now connected directly to many cities around the world via non-stop flights, it’s easier than ever for international visitors to check it out. San Francisco is a city that really comes alive at night. Like NYC, it’s a place that works hard all day and continues that intensity with one of the country’s best nightlife scenes. The city is made up of hills, the three main ones being Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill and Nob Hill. Nob Hill was the location of many of the Gilded Age mansions of the city’s richest residents and its central location means there are 360 degree views of the entire skyline. Destroyed in and then rebuilt after the Great Earthquake of 1906, the Fairmont San Francisco, from where this photograph was taken, sits atop Nob Hill and remains one of the city’s best places to stay. Thank you to Freddy Sherman of Luxury Fred for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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One Comment

  1. San Francisco is one of the world’s great cities. It’s not just all of the epic sights it’s the people too. They’ve always been original thinkers, a little more liberal than much of the rest of America. Get into a discussion in a cafe or at a bar and you’ll often find that it’s a mind-expanding experience. Maybe a future photograph of the week could be a characterful portrait of one of its citizens?

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