Explore San Francisco Museums near the Prescott Hotel
With its central Union Square location, the Prescott Hotel has an impressive collection of museums and galleries practically at our doorstep. Inspiring exhibits and masterpieces beckon casual visitors and sophisticated connoisseurs alike to get their art on. With so much viewing and appreciating to be done, the only question is how to fit it all in.
The blocks bordering Yerba Buena Gardens -- just a short walk from the Prescott -- are a great place to start. Although the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is closed for renovation until 2016, the other museums in the neighborhood are enough to keep any art lover happy. Take the pulse of the contemporary art scene at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where you'll find art that pushes the boundaries across genres, from painting and sculpture to film and digital media. Just across the street is the Contemporary Jewish Museum, where innovative exhibitions and programs highlight the diversity of the Jewish experience. At the newly renovated Museum of the African Diaspora, the focus is on the culture, art, and history of people of African descent. Over at the Cartoon Art Museum, they take the funnies very seriously, along with animation, graphic novels, and comic books. If you have the kids in tow, the Children's Creativity Museum is a great place to unleash their inner artists. And history buffs won't want to miss the California Historical Society's spotlight on the Golden State.
The Yerba Buena cultural district isn't the only place to find museums and galleries. Gallery hoppers will want to hit 49 Geary, a building where you can find several top-tier galleries, like the photo-focused Fraenkel Gallery, conveniently grouped under one roof. In Civic Center, the Asian Art Museum takes full advantage of its strategic position on the Pacific Rim to present stunning exhibitions of Asian art -- that's a continent's worth of art. But at the Cable Car Museum on Nob Hill, they narrow in on just one thing: San Francisco cable cars.
With so many museums to see and attractions to visit, we've made certain you won't miss the latest and greatest at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Both the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor are rich in San Francisco history and full of one-of-a-kind exhibits. Take advantage of our Let Us "Amuse" You package, which includes two VIP tickets to the current special exhibit of your choice.