A superyacht owners guide to a San Francisco vacation

22 January 2015

Superyacht owner Nancy Mueller, sold her food business and embarked on one of the greatest yachting adventures of all time. She sailed for 10-years visiting such places as Borneo, Vanuatu, Myanmar and so many others. But where does she call home? Mueller has resided in San Francisco for most of her life and here she offers her top tips on what to do, see and eat in San Francisco Bay.

Sea lions at Pier 39 Istock

Where do you take out-of-town visitors?

Napa Valley wine tastings; Point Reyes National Seashore; Muir Woods; Tai Chi in the morning at Washington Square; walking across the Golden Gate Bridge; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the California sea lions and the aquarium at Pier 39; the Ferry Building farmer's market on Saturdays.

What is quintessentially San Francisco?

North Beach; Cable Cars; the shops, cafes and Wilkes Bashford clothing store at Union Square; the Ferry Building and walking along the piers on the Bay; the art museums and the San Francisco Opera, Symphony and Ballet.

Favorite time of year in San Francisco?

There is NO bad time in San Francisco. The warmest, driest months are April to June and September to October. July and August tend to be windy and foggy, which means cool/cold. This said, there are warm pockets, mostly in the afternoon. Sitting on a restaurant deck in Sausalito or Tiburon watching the fog roll in is spectacular.

Favorite place for a meal?

When we go to San Francisco from Palo Alto (45 minutes) we often meet friends at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Food is good and the ambiance and view are spectacular.

Other favourites are:
Slanted Door Vietnamese
Acquerello Fancy Italian
Plaj Modern Swedish
Quince Impossible to get a reservation
Zuni Café An old favorite

San Francisco also has a plethora of Michelin Star restaurants for you to enjoy during your superyacht vacation.

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