Visit the San Francisco Art Exchange
While in San Francisco, you should create new and lasting memories of American history by making one of your stops the San Francisco Art Exchange. Dedicated to iconic American history, this is one of the best attractions around, a gallery that features paintings and photographs of some of the most memorable moments from American sports, music,and celebrities. You can quite literally take a tour of the shaping of the U.S. history by viewing the displays of heroes, legends, leaders, and events that have carved the roads behind and groundwork ahead. From Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and Muhammad Ali to Barack Obama, the art before you has its own voice. Perhaps you prefer the progression of the Hollywood Movie poster art. They have that, too. Rock album art? Definitely. Displays by the legendary Ronnie Wood are available. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. The images displayed will take your breath away with the volumes they speak, uninterrupted, save for the gasps of wonder and appreciation from the others viewing and traveling through our history with you.
Located at 458 Geary St., they are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sundays. There are three nearby garages if you’ve driven into town; however, it’s well within walking distance of where you’re planning on staying. With over 3,000 square feet of art, this gallery has contained, and to this day continues to push the envelope with their partnership of artistic genius. From Andy Warhol to Alberto Vargas, the San Francisco Art Exchange has displayed many of the past and current generation’s leaders in contemporary art. Visit their website: www.sfae.com, to see what they currently have on display. Who knows? Maybe you’ll want to take some of history back home with you. They offer their art at varying prices, making it readily available to any connoisseur.
After feasting your eyes and mind on the beautiful imagery at the San Francisco Art Exchange, satiate your taste buds by heading over to Ryoko’s Japanese Restaurant and Bar. Located on Taylor St., just one and a half blocks north of Geary, it is but a quick jaunt after visiting the San Francisco Art Exchange. They are open daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., serving fresh, high-quality sushi and sashimi amongst other Japanese fare. With a combination of classic and signature rolls, this is an art in and amongst itself. They even occasionally have a live D.J., if you’re looking to bring out the artist within yourself.
Stay at Adante Hotel
While visiting the San Francisco Art Exchange near Union Square in San Francisco, stay at Adante Hotel. Located less than two blocks away from both the San Francisco Art Exchange and Ryoko’s Japanese Restaurant and Bar, on Geary St., right in the central vein of San Francisco. Get the lowest rates available by booking directly at: www.adantehotel.com.