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Hotel VIA’s Top 5 Returns

It’s time to start thinking about a return to the way it used to be – only one short year ago! We should especially start going back to some activities that are 100% guaranteed Covid safe. With that in mind, we at Hotel VIA are bringing back our monthly Top 5 list. When we created this monthly communication we weren’t really sure whether we were suggesting the Top 5 reasons to come to San Francisco or the Top 5 things we love about San Francisco or the Top 5 things that are unique about San Francisco. When we created this list it was just a thing that we, the Hotel VIA family, think about that bring us happy thoughts and make us want to get out and do something fun. Read More

It Happens Every Spring

You might not be aware of this splash of good news because, although the days have dragged and dragged over the course of the past 12 months, the year itself has crawled along at the pace of a solitary-confinement sentence at Alcatraz. But believe it or not, you could look it up: the Giants’ home opener is right around the corner, April 9th, versus the Colorado Rockies. And I don’t think anybody would argue: the Rockies are a team we can beat! Read More

Meet our Gastronomically Amazing Neighbors

Hotel VIA’s South Beach neighborhood can be described as sophisticated, approachable, unique, innovative and exciting. Like every neighborhood in San Francisco, South Beach has an amazing food and beverage scene. Our Top 5 list for this month is South Beach restaurants which have these exact same descriptors as the neighborhood. Even better, our list is the Top 5 dining experiences matching these descriptors and within a 5 minute walk from Hotel VIA. Read More

South Beach…THE place to stay in San Francisco

Sophisticated but unpretentious, South Beach is the little enclave within SOMA and Mission Bay. With all of the excitement and energy of both, South Beach is a beautiful and walkable neighborhood at the intersection of sports, entertainment and technology. And Hotel VIA is the place to stay for easy access to all the excitement. Read More

VIA’s Top 5 Spots for Winter Warmth

San Francisco is well known as having the best of the best of all different types of food. In the dead of winter, we look for warming foods and San Francisco, with all of its diversity, has some outstanding warming food. In that spirit, we’re offering Hotel VIA’s recommendation for the Top 5 Ramen spots to warm you up against the cold of winter. Read More

Giants FanFest is Back!

It’s hard to believe we’re closing in on baseball season again, but here we are; and the San Francisco Giants have that bright shiny glow of new and exciting things to come! With a new manager, a new general manager, and a score of new coaches, this is the next generation of Giants baseball. But old school fans don’t need to fret! The line-up may be filled with new faces and up-and-comers, but you’ll still find the players you know and love in there; Buster Posey isn’t going anywhere. Read More

Holiday Fun

Holiday season is in full swing and it doesn’t get better than San Francisco. We’re sure everyone has their holiday favorite or traditional activities, but allow the staff of Hotel VIA to give you our Top 5 list of amazing things to do during this festive time of year. Read More

Get Ready for Holiday Shopping

Just in time for your holiday shopping, Hotel VIA is offering our Top 5 favorite shopping destinations. Our list includes some areas that may be familiar as well as some that may be new. We’ve left off those that everyone knows of like Union Square and tried to hone in on the unique places where you can find locally made goods and artisans. Like all great shopping destinations, there must be a healthy mix of good food and drink and each of these recommendations include it all: great shopping, great eating and great drinking! Read More