There's An App For That

San Francisco is an amazing swirl of experiences. So whether you’re going around the corner or planning a daytrip to nearby destinations, prepare to be amazed. But how to keep up with it all?   We’re here to be your digital concierge. Below are a list of our favorite apps that can help you navigate the city we call home. You're just a finger tap away from everything from scheduling that yoga class to discovering where to find notoriously delicious cocktails for date night. Of course, real live locals are also at the front desk to assist you 24/7/365.

EAT (Dining) +

For delivery to The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, enter address: 1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 94115.

  • Caviar:
    This app provides access to the city’s best restaurants in the comfort of your hotel room. Dishes from various Bay Area favorites, such as A16, Greens, Craftsman + Wolves, Ike’s Place, Nopalito, Pizzeria Delfina, and Spruce.
  • Munchery:
    Talented chefs whip up a variety of dishes from scratch five days a week. Order the same day while supplies last, or place your order days in advance. For delivery to The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, enter zip code 94115.
  • Postmates:
    This app offers delivery from any and all restaurants throughout San Francisco. All transactions happen under cover of the app, meaning cash doesn’t exchange hands, and you can track your courier’s progress through the city.
  • Roaming Hunger:
    An app for all things street food in San Francisco, enabling you to track down an endless array of food trucks.
  • Sprig:
    Former Google executive chef devises healthy, clean meals delivered to wherever you are in the Bay Area.

GO (Getting Around) +

  • Flywheel:
    Request a cab with the app, watch as it approaches your location, get notified when it arrives, and pay automatically with your smartphone.
  • Luxe:
    Stop wasting time looking for parking spots in San Francisco and use Luxe Valet, an easy on-demand parking and valet service.
  • Lyft:
    Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes.
  • Uber:
    Uber is your private driver in more than 40 countries. Request a ride using the Uber app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines.
  • Zipcar:
    Looking to explore one of the many day-trips or longer excursions within hours of San Francisco? With Zipcar, you can find the nearest vehicle from the popular car-sharing service, and rent it by the hour or by the day. Annual membership required.
  • 511:
    The 511 SF Bay Transit Trip Planner makes it a breeze to plan your public transit trips on the go in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. This app also allows you to view scheduled departures from transit stops near points you specify, or near your current location.

DO (Local Events + Activities) +

  • Detour:
    Leave your phone in your pocket and let Detour guide you to the hidden gems of San Francisco. This high-tech version of a walking tour offers immersive, location-based audio guides that introduce new places and unique stories.
  • Peek:
    Whether it’s kayaking on the Bay or eating your way through a local culinary walking tour, Peek offers the best activity recommendations tailored to your personality.
  • SF Arts Express:
    With more than 1,000 events listed each month, this app is comprehensive, continually updated, and completely searchable, keeping you in the loop about what's happening in San Francisco.
  • Sosh:
    Find the hippest things to do in San Francisco with Sosh, a curated list sourced from local tastemakers to provide an insider's guide to killer cocktails, creative date night ideas, pop-up dinners, classes, and more. (iPhone only)
  • Transit + Trails:
    Ditch the fog in San Francisco for the sunny peaks of our Golden Gate National Parks in Marin County. Transit and Trails helps you locate trailheads near you (or any location) and helps you get there via public transportation. (iPhone only)

BE (Wellness + Beauty) +

  • ClassPass:
    Access the largest network of fitness studios, with hundreds of classes available every day; you can try yoga, Pilates, boxing, Crossfit, and more. (iPhone only)
  • MINDBODY Connect:
    This app helps you live a healthier and happier life, giving you nearby options for a killer workout, lavish spa experience, and everything in between.
  • StyleSeat:
    Discover top beauty professionals and book same-day appointments with hair stylists, makeup artists, and nail salons in San Francisco.
  • Vint:
    Vint connects you with qualified, affordable athletes to help you get in shape at times and locations that work for your schedule, and provide a fitness routine that's both fun and social.