September 2019


San Francisco
2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting city preview


Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate Bridge
Take a walk in Golden Gate Park where you can view the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge from many different locations. You can also walk, drive, or bike across the bridge for a more up-close experience.

Fisherman’s Wharf
This popular area on the water is famous for its seafood, shopping, and other sites. Within Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39, a great place for shopping and dining. There are good views of the San Francisco Bay, and you might catch a glimpse of the sea lions basking offshore.

Alcatraz Island
Visit this infamous prison in San Francisco Bay. You can choose to take a tour, which includes a boat ride to the prison and a guided tour through its facilities. Tours range from $40–92, depending on the option you choose.

Lombard Street
The “crookedest street in the world” is fun to visit whether you’re walking or driving. There are great views of the city from here.

Coit Tower
This 210-foot tower on top of Telegraph Hill was completed in 1933. It offers views of the entire city. It’s free to go inside and $9 to take the elevator to the top ($7 for San Francisco residents). The tower is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Fog Harbor Fish House
The Embarcadero
Cuisine: Seafood
This restaurant, open for more than 30 years, offers views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. The restaurant boasts a “100% sustainable seafood menu,” featuring a variety of options such as oysters, shrimp, salmon, cod, tuna, lobster tails, and crab.

Liholiho Yacht Club
871 Sutter Street
Cuisine: Californian

The name of this restaurant has an interesting backstory. In Hawaii in the early 80s the Kealoha uncles would race Hobie Cats and pay for their supplies by throwing parties and charging a modest price. The brothers, who lived on Liholiho Street, decided to name their “organization” Liholiho Yacht Club. The menu for this restaurant includes a variety of entrees and lighter options.

Marufuku Ramen
1581 Webster Street #235
Cuisine: Ramen

This restaurant features Japanese cuisine, including ramen, rice bowls, and small bites. The restaurant boasts “authentic Hakata- style Tonkotsu ramen.”

Petit Crenn
609 Hayes Street
Cuisine: French

This high-end French bistro offers a tasting menu and brunch. The restaurant is “inspired by Northern California’s dramatic coast,” and the menus feature many seafood options.

3640 Sacramento Street
Cuisine: New American

Located in Presidio Heights, Spruce features fresh ingredients and unique dining spaces. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

505 Beach Street
Cuisine: Korean

This restaurant is located in the Fisherman’s Wharf area and offers “Asian-inspired American comfort breakfast and brunch,” as well as Korean dinner foods. The owners have several other restaurants around San Francisco and the surrounding areas.

Restaurants near the Moscone Convention Center

22 Hawthorne Street
Cuisine: New American

This high-end restaurant features a tasting menu with a variety of seafood, meats, and desserts. The tasting menu is $310 per person. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list.

660 Howard Street
Cuisine: Chinese

The Fang family opened their first restaurant in the city in 1988. The menu features a variety of dumplings, buns, soups, traditional wok entrees, and more.

181 3rd Street
Cuisine: Gastropub

This restaurant is located in the W Hotel and boasts locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

75 Yerba Buena Lane
Cuisine: Mexican

This spot is a casual taqueria for lunch and a full-service dinner restaurant. The menu features burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fish, meat, and more.

Zero Zero
826 Folsom Street
Cuisine: Italian

The menu includes a wide variety of Italian food, including pizza, pasta, salads, and antipasti.

2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting city preview 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting city preview
Ophthalmology News - EyeWorld Magazine
283 110
283 110
True, 9