Dreamforce 2014 will be a crazy time with informative sessions, exciting events (including our own manufacturing mixer), engaging keynotes, and non-stop networking—hopefully mixed in with some good food. But if you end up with any free time or happened to book your flight to allow for a date or two on either end of the conference, you might be up for some sightseeing or delectable food around scenic San Francisco. There are the usuals: Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Pier 39, etc., but we thought we’d list a few other places we love in case you’re looking for something a little different.
The Rotunda at the Palace of the Fine Arts is beautiful; you’ve probably seen it in different movies or TV shows. But seeing it in person is very cool—the Rotunda is in the middle of such serene and beautifully landscaped grounds that you forget you’re in the middle of a major city. If you want some peace and quiet, coupled with some stunning architecture, this is a great spot.
This is the best pizza I’ve had. There’s now a location in Pacific Heights, but the location in the Mission District is closer to Moscone. This place was a hit with friends of mine who either lived in or visited Italy and fell in love with pizza there. That counts for something, right?
Another one of many beautiful architectural displays in the city, the Grace Cathedral was first built in 1849 during the Gold Rush, but then destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The current cathedral was completed in 1964 as the third largest Episcopal cathedral in the nation. (Photo credit to Christian Oz: http://www.christianoz.com/keyword/cathedral/)
Designed in 1892 and completed in 1898, the structure was designed by A. Page Brown, whose design and foundation was so sturdy and well-constructed that the building withstood two major earthquakes—1906 and 1989—with minimal damage. The building houses many restaurants and shops, “offering everything from artisan cheeses to the freshest of local fish.” San Francisco’s most well-known farmer’s market is here Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. (Photo: “Ferry Building — Port of San Francisco” by David Yu – Flickr: Ferry Building — Port of San Francisco)