The wonderful, central, location of The Duck’s Nest will help make your visit to San Francisco so easy and convenient, you’ll want to leave the car in the garage. A new, upscale, grocery store with full deli is one block away, go one block in another direction and there’s a children’s playground.
Restaurants of almost every ethnicity and type (from high end French cuisine to classic American diner) and pubs galore (some with live entertainment) are a 10-15 minute walk from your front door.
Four major bus-lines (1 to 3 blocks away) take you to all other major sightseeing attractions in San Francisco and a 15-20 minute walk will get you to the University of San Francisco campus, the Haight Ashbury district, or the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
The de Young Museum is one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor. Named for its founder, early San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young, it opened in 1895 and consists of over 1,000 paintings, 800 sculptures, and 3,000 decorative arts objects.
Japanese Tea Gardens
The oldest (built 1894) public Japanese garden in the United States, this complex of many paths, ponds and a teahouse features plants and trees pruned and arranged in a Japanese style. The garden's 3 acres contain sculptures and structures influenced by Buddhist and Shinto religious beliefs, as well as many elements of water and rocks to create a calming landscape designed to slow people down
Conservatory of Flowers
The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and indoor botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants. Built in 1879, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its associated historical, architectural, and engineering distinctions. The Bay Area’s finest craft brew masters set up shop monthly as guests meander our verdant, humid pathways with a craft brew in hand. As day turns to night, the Conservatory of Flowers becomes a blank canvas for Photosynthesis, a series of artistic illuminations on the Conservatory’s iconic façade. Enjoy luminosity, great music, curated food trucks and full bar service hosted by We Bring The Bar.
National Aids Memorial Grove
The Grove is a dedicated space and place in the national landscape where the millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. The mission of the AIDS Memorial Grove is to provide a healing sanctuary and to promote learning and understanding of the human tragedy of the AIDS pandemic.
Strawberry Hill/Stow Lake
Strawberry Hill is a hill in San Francisco, California, near the center of Golden Gate Park. The hill occupies an entire island in the park's man-made Stow Lake, and is connected by two bridges to the mainland of the park. It contains Huntington Falls, the first artificial 110 foot tall waterfall and the Stow Lake Boathouse has boats to rent.
The University of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco's major geographical features.
University of California Health Sciences East
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a major center of medical and biological research and teaching, and is ranked as one of the top universities in the biomedical field in the country and around the world. UCSF is currently ranked 3rd among medical schools in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Medical Center is the nation's 5th-ranked hospital.
Birthplace of the 1960s counterculture movement, Haight-Ashbury draws a lively, diverse crowd looking to soak up the historic hippie vibe. Upper Haight Street is a hodgepodge of vintage clothing boutiques, record shops, bookstores, dive bars and casual, eclectic restaurants. The neighborhood features many colorful, well-preserved Victorian homes, including the storied Grateful Dead House.
Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor (formerly known as The California Palace of the Legion of Honor) is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Legion of Honor displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art and its most distinguished collection is of sculpture by Auguste Rodin, including one of The Thinker .
Golden Gate Bridge
Opened in 1937, the one mile long bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been described as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.
The Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant is on the second floor and offers wonderful ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Its sister restaurant, the Park Chalet, is located to the back of the Beach Chalet with a dining room facing the park and outdoor dining on a terrace and lawn area.
The Little Shamrock is a historic bar in the Inner Sunset district in San Francisco, California. Established in 1893, it is considered the city's second-oldest bar after The Saloon in North Beach, which opened in 1861.