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The Most Extravagant Things To Do In San Francisco
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The Most Extravagant Things To Do In San Francisco

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Updated: 9 February 2017
San Francisco is currently the most expensive place to live in the United States, so naturally it has some overwhelmingly expensive activities in which to partake, from caviar facials and personal sommeliers to high-priced ice cream and deluxe cocktails.

Dine at Saison

Restaurant, French, American
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Dessert at Saison
Dessert at Saison | © T.Tseng/Flickr

Dine at Saison

This triple Michelin-starred restaurant is the most expensive place to eat in San Francisco, coming in at $398 per person for a multi-course meal. This experience costs much more once wine and other beverages are factored in, but as one of San Francisco’s few three Michelin star restaurants, Saison is quite popular and actually very much so worth it if you have the money to spend.

Saison, 178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 828 7990

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Tue:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Court

Hotel
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The Garden Court at the Palace Hotel
The Garden Court at the Palace Hotel | © Lyn Gateley/Flickr

Afternoon Tea at the Garden Court

This beautiful spot has afternoon tea service for $68, a regular steal compared to the rest of this list, however if you want to up your game and get a truly extravagant meal, get the Caviar Tea for Two, which will set you back $325. This will include the normal tea service, as well as White Sturgeon Caviar and two glasses of Veuve Clicquot. Reservations can be made online and are recommended for afternoon tea.

Garden Court at the Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 512 1111

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A Mai Tai at the Smuggler’s Cove

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco | © Leyla.A/Flickr

A Mai Tai at the Smuggler’s Cove

Every person has been known to complain about the prices of cocktails at least once in their life but this price tag is one of San Francisco’s most expensive, at $725. This Mai Tai, available at the Smuggler’s Cove, is made with Appleton Estate Limited Edition 50-year-old Jamaican Rum, giving it the expensive price, as well as a more accurate taste.

Smuggler’s Cove, 650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 869 1900

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Sun - Mon:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am
Mon - Tue:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am
Tue - Wed:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am
Wed - Thu:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am
Thu - Fri:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am
Fri - Sat:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am
Sat - Sun:
5:00 pm - 1:15 am

Stay at the Fairmont Hotel Penthouse

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The outside of the Fairmont Hotel
The outside of the Fairmont Hotel | © Pargon/Flickr

Stay at the Fairmont Hotel Penthouse

At $15,000 per night, the Penthouse at The Fairmont is the most expensive place to stay in San Francisco, and undoubtedly the nicest. Known for the many celebrities who have stayed there (including Harry Truman), the Penthouse is approximately 6,000 square feet and takes up the entire eighth floor of the Fairmont. The view from the terrace is stunning, and the room can hold up to 150 people, for whatever private event you care to plan.

The Fairmont, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 772 5000

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Get the World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae

Ice Cream Parlour, Dessert, $$$
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Ice Cream at Three Twins
Ice Cream at Three Twins | © star5112/Flickr

Get the World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae

Eventually there comes a point where the food prices in San Francisco no longer shock you, but this one is sure to make your jaw drop a tiny bit. Three Twins Ice Cream offers an ice cream sundae that is $3,333.33, made with three rare and expensive dessert wines and served with a 19th-century ice cream spoon and a cellist accompaniment. A third of the money for the ice cream sundae is donated to a local land trust.

Three Twins, 254 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 487 8946

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Sun:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tue:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wed:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thu:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat:
4:30 am - 11:30 pm

San Francisco Helicopter Tour

Too tired of walking up and down hills or trying to find parking? Get the perfect photo op without too much effort by taking a helicopter tour of the city. Various helicopter tours are offered, the most expensive of which will provide you with a tour of the city and then afterwards will take you to the docks in order for you to catch a cruise (with dinner) around the Bay, for the ultimate sightseeing tour. Private charters are also available for even more exclusive tours, for between $2,150 and $2,600 per hour.

Helicopter in San Francisco © stuart.mike
Helicopter in San Francisco | © stuart.mike/Flickr

Get a Facial at the Four Seasons or at Spa Radiance

If you feel like pampering yourself, try a 24-Karat Gold Facial or Caviar Facial at the Four Seasons, both assured to aid your complexion, and make sure to get a massage while you are there. Spa Radiance offers one of San Francisco’s most expensive facials, coming in at $750 for a three-hour treatment, including a diamond peel. If you are looking for even more, Spa Radiance offers packages that include multiple treatments.

Go Wine Tasting with a Master Sommelier

Sometimes it is important to have the best of the best, and Catherine Fallis, one of the few female Master Sommeliers in the world, can help you explore any area of wines and spirits that you care to, for the small sum of $1,500 for two hours. This event is personally tailored, and can be attended by up to four people. Larger events can be specially set up, as well as Champagne sabering events, so you can get your extravagant party started right.