Stay at the W San Francisco When Exploring the City With Your Best Friends
Written By: Elizabeth Nutt The Perfect Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco
Photographed By: Chrissy Lynn Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco
Hair & Makeup By: Jessica Levy Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco
Models: Molly Kucera, Julia Klein & Kate Russel of Scout Model Agency
Planning a girls trip is easy: Pick a date, gather your gals and prepare for a weekend of laughter, adventure and some serious bonding time. Oh, wait—then you have to think about all of the pesky details that go into pulling off the ultimate getaway. Planning the perfect girls weekend requires selecting a fabulous destination, for one, and then there’s the task of exploring options for lodging and crafting the perfect itinerary. And that’s where things get tricky. Especially because when it comes to planning a girls weekend, the West Coast truly has it all; there are myriad options for every type of girls group, from desert to ocean, city to mountains. With so many choices and incredible destinations—all of which are easily accessible whether you’re driving, flying or taking the train—how is it even possible to decide where you’ll go, let alone how you’ll tailor your weekend specifically for you and your friends?
Well, rest assured: It is possible to plan the most memorable, epic girls’ weekend because we did the legwork for you, scouring some pretty impressive luxury hotels from north to south, and east to west. As a result, we’re confident that we’ve found something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to pop champagne at a downtown rooftop, paddleboard on the Pacific, get pampered like A-listers at a top-notch spa, party poolside all day or book a private outdoor yoga class, we’ve got you covered. Check out our fifth installment in our guide to the six best West Coast girls weekend getaways (we’re pretty certain you’ll want to do them all), which are sure to keep you and your girls smiling from check-in to checkout.
W San Francisco
The W San Francisco is at the epicenter of the city’s fashion, music, art and events scene, which means the sky is the limit when it comes to planning an eventful weekend in the Golden Gate City. You will, however, find it extremely difficult to leave the boutique hotel, which was made for a girls weekend getaway. You can actually book a Girls’ Weekend Package at the W, which includes complimentary rosé upon check-in, a stay in one of the hotel’s Spectacular Rooms, free high-speed internet access, a $90 credit to Bounce Blow Dry Bar, 20 percent off at Bliss Spa, and late check-out on Sunday (which you’ll need).
Whether you book the Girls’ Weekend Package or opt to stay in one of the hotel’s many plush suites, you’ll quickly discover the W is teeming with getaway weekend-friendly amenities. Settle in at the Bliss Spa’s movie-while-you-manicure stations and watch a chick flick while you’re pampered. Or order a bottle of champagne and indulge in one of the spa’s incredible treatments, like its hot milk and almond pedicure, or its Steep Clean facial. And no matter what, don’t forget to grab a treat from the spa’s complimentary brownie buffet on your way out.
Though you’ll be tempted to hit the hotel’s incredible gym next—which is open 24/7, and features futuristic designs, state-of-the-art equipment, a self-serve gym (bar) area, personal trainers and a glass ceiling—make sure you and your girls rest up for the hotel’s Throw It Back party at the Upstairs Bar. Every Thursday and Friday night, the W brings in a DJ (think Jermaine Dupri) who spins hits from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. Drinks and appetizers all run at ’90s prices, with cocktails starting at $5.
If you manage to drag yourself out of your W Signature Bed on Saturday morning, which boasts 350 thread count linens, head to TRACE for a nutritious brunch that will fuel your day. TRACE lists healthy, fresh options on its menu, such as organic eggs and the Farmers’ Fix, a kale- and cucumber-based cocktail with gin. If you can’t decide over brunch what you’ll do for the rest of the weekend, fear not: All you have to do is locate a W Insider, a local who’s at the ready to help you organize your weekend, whether it’s getting access to exclusive San Francisco clubs, learning about off-the-radar gallery openings or navigating the best shopping in the city.
Make sure that no matter what your weekend entails, you take time to walk around and explore the hotel, which offers breathtaking views of the Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Gardens and the San Francisco skyline. Though your options are endless, you’ve got everything a girl could dream of when it comes to the perfect weekend right at your freshly-manicured fingertips.
Three Must-Do Activities:
1. Explore Yerba Buena Gardens
2. Browse the Ferry Building’s weekend Farmers Market
3. Catch a ferry ride to Alcatraz or Sausalito
181 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.777.5300 | www.wsanfrancisco.com
S Q U A D /// Goals. Get Your Fill of Fashion, Music and Art on Your Girls’ Weekend at the W San Francisco.