The Getties — as in “getaways” — are our selections for best places to stay, best places to eat and best things to do in various categories and regions. These picks have been selected by our team, our regional editors and award-winning writers. The selections below cover the greater Bay Area including San Francisco, the North Bay (Marin and up the coast), East Bay and the South Bay, including the Peninsula. Consider the Getties your fail-safe guide to where to eat or stay or what to do whether you’re exploring an unfamiliar neighborhood in your town or venturing to a completely novel spot. Live like a Local!

Best Restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

Quite possibly the foodie-capital of California, the San Francisco Bay Area offers hundreds of award-winning restaurants, below we’ve rounded up the best breakfast, lunch, dinners, desserts and sweet things, sushi, burgers, pizza and more in all four regions.

Best Hotels in the Bay Area

Looking for the most romantic, most luxurious, best value, best places to take a group (wedding, family reunions or just a well deserved girls trip)? And speaking of well-deserved respites, we’ve also curated the best wellness hotels in San Francisco, North Bay, South Bay and the East Bay.

Best Things to do in the Bay Area

Love performing arts? You’ve come to the right place. Sports buff? There are six major league teams here. More into art and culture? From SFMOMA, to the Tech Interactive, to the Chabot Space and Science Center — the Bay has it in spades. And if it’s a nature escape you’re after, look no further than Marin’s famed open spaces, Muir Woods, Golden Gate Park and beyond. There’s no shortage of things to do in the Bay Area.

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