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Local Food + Drink
Blending the influences of Indian, Japanese, and American cuisine, the acclaimed dishes served inside this converted Victorian home are both international and unforgettable. Seasonal selections have included Bangkok-style fried quail and Parisian-style gnocchi.
At this Brazilian steakhouse, gauchos carve grilled lamb, chicken, and pork tableside—serving 14 cuts of meat in all—for a traditional rodizio-style dining experience.
Fattoria e Mare
Craving seafood? Look no further than this Venetian bistro, where you can feast alfresco on crab-stuffed fettucine al granchio or grilled octopus.
Stella Alpina Osteria
Try the truffle gnocchi at this fine dining destination, which serves Northern Italian dishes in a refined, romantic setting.
The California Academy of Sciences
Travel to the depths of the sea in an aquarium home to 900 species, to the heart of an enclosed rainforest with 1,600 plants and animals, and to the edges of the solar system in a planetarium with a 75-foot screen. This natural history museum hosts all three within Golden Gate Park.
The de Young
The famed collection of American art at this Golden Gate Park museum includes over 1,000 paintings from artists as varied as Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper. Stop by to tour 13th-century African sculptures and Mayan carvings, or simply to admire the twining architecture of the copper-clad building.
Located within the airport, these quirky exhibitions have showcased everything from aviation history to austere sculptures and design trends from America’s past.
Explore the cafes, boutiques, bookstores, and specialty shops that line Burlingame Avenue, just four miles from Grand Hyatt at SFO.
Parks and Beaches
Año Nuevo State Park
Over 10,000 elephant seals lounge on the beaches of this state park, where you can take three-mile guided hikes over dunes near their habitats. Surfers and birders also flock to the beaches and bluffs here.
Castle Rock State Park
Hike past sandstone formations and natural splendor on trails that wind up to the highest point in the Santa Cruz Mountains, then travel 35 minutes away for a tasting or picnic at the world-famous Ridge Vineyards.
Half Moon Bay State Beaches
Located southwest of our hotel, this four-mile stretch of coastline attracts surfers, sunbathers, and picnickers. Paved trails run near the water.
Picnic beneath the shade of trees dating back to the 1900 Gunst Estate at this historic Burlingame park, which now hosts tennis courts, a baseball field, and walking paths.