Location

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.

Legend

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens.

Morrison Planetarium

The Morrison Planetarium features the world's largest completely digital planetarium dome measuring in at 27.5 metres (90 ft.) in diameter with a 23-metre (75-foot) diameter screen.

DeYoung Museum

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

San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden (formerly Strybing Arboretum) encompasses 55 acres and includes over 50,000 individual plants, representing over 8,000 taxa from around the world. 

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.

Koret Children's Playground

One of the first playgrounds in the United States was built in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1887 and features a beautifully restored 19th century carousal.

Blue Playground

The neighborhood playground is located at the end of the street and is the perfect place for your young ones to burn off energy!

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.

Golden Gate Park Tennis Courts

The Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex was established in 1901. This historic 21 court facility hosts professional level tournaments, leagues, camps, and recreational play for the city’s tennis community and is open 7 days a week.

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.

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Haight Ashbury

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.

Presidio Golf Course

One of the oldest courses on the West coast, the Presidio Golf Course was built in 1895 and has hosted some of the world’s most famous golfers. Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Charles Schulz, and Joe DiMaggio played here.

Lincoln Golf Course

Dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln, the Golf Course was developed in 1917 and features truly spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is often enshrined in fog.

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 .

Cliff House

The Cliff House is a restaurant on Point Lobos Avenue perched on the headland above the cliffs just north of Ocean Beach, in the Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

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. 

Beach Chalet

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.

Boudin Bakery

Famed for sourdough since 1849, this California bakery/cafe still uses the same starter yeast-bacteria culture it developed during the California Gold Rush. The warm bread and rolls are absolutely delicious!

Cinderella Bakery & Cafe

This time-tested Russian bakery has been turning out traditional pastries, meat pies, entrees & treats since 1953. Stop in and find out why people travel from thoughout the area to visit.

Green Apple Bookstore

Considered one of the “Top 10” used bookstores in the United States, more than 60,000 new & 100,000 used books fill the shelves at this beloved bookstore. On a rainy day, it’s a wonderful place to spend some time.

Little Shamrock

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.

Plough and Stars

Voted “Best Irish Pub” by the SF Weekly,  this homey Irish bar where a regular crowd enjoys a pint & live Celtic music most nights. Many consider it to be the home of traditional Irish music in the bay Area.

Safeway

A full size supermarket that also has a deli, bakery, pharmacy, and organic produce.

Rise  Grind Coffee and Tea

A full size supermarket that also has a deli, bakery, pharmacy, and organic produce.

Velo Rouge Cafe

Cozy coffee spot serving breakfast & lunch fare, frequented by locals & bike enthusiasts. Just the place to stop before/after your bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Enterprise Car Rental

When you need a car, Enterprise is a 10 minute walk from the Nest.

Hertz Car Rental

When you need a car, Hertz is a 12 minute walk from the Nest.

Bike Rentals

Long time neighborhood shops that feature brand name bikes and rental/repair services.

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