Westin St. Francis ElevatorFree: All time

Head over to the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square, and you’ll get treated to a bird’s eye view of San Francisco, for free! The hotel has a 32-floor glass-walled tower elevator that will bring you outside after the 4th floor. Once at the top, feast in the superb panorama, snap some photos, ride the elevator back down and be excited that you just cleverly “sneaked” into a historic luxury hotel undetected! (But the truth is, nobody’s going to stop you anyway.)

Address: 335 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94103
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Direction: BART to Powell St. Station; Light Rail J, KT, L, M, N, S Line to Metro Powell Station
Phone: +1 (415) 397-7000
Website: www.westinstfrancis.com

Photo credit: Benson Kua