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September 25th, 2018

Useful Apps to Download for Your Trip to San Francisco

Apps were invented to make our lives easier, and sometimes we need all the help we can get – especially during our travels. Here at Stanford Court Hotel, we’ve compiled the very best apps for your visit to San Francisco. 

Navigate the city like a local by downloading these free, useful apps during your stay.


There’s BART, the Muni, Caltrain, AC Transit, and cable cars?! Public transportation in San Francisco can be confusing. Routesy makes this easier on users, offering all the information you need in real time. Find the best method of transportation via Routesy, which covers your options with directions to the nearest stop and expected departure times. This app is a local favorite and a good way to get a feel of the city. Only available on iOS.


It’s hard not to geek-out over this app. Vizzit offers free, self-guided audio walking tours of different areas around the globe, and their SF audio tours are awesome. This way you can explore the city with your head up instead of reading information from a screen. Check out the East Meets West: A Nob Hill and Chinatown Tour, which gives you some background on the history of our neighborhood. Put on your headphones and enjoy the experience. iOS / Android

Mr. Chilly

The weather in San Francisco is so temperamental, even the fog has its own name (it’s Karl). Instead of blanket weather predictions, Mr. Chilly breaks up the forecast based on San Francisco’s microclimates. Track what to expect wherever you are in the city. Added bonus: adorable animations and interface. Only available on iOS


Looking for local action? Eventbrite is widely-used across the city to disseminate information about local happenings from large-scale events to DIY gatherings. It also lets you purchase tickets direct – no extra steps involved! Be in the know about what’s going on around San Francisco with Eventbrite. iOS / Android


If you’re in the mood for a night in, the Seamless app makes that entirely possible. Order takeout from the best local restaurants and have it delivered right to your hotel room. There's no delivery fee, but there are order minimums. Seamless brings a new level of flavor to your night of Netflix and chill.  iOS / Android


Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco offers tech-forward and eco-friendly amenities. Check out our special offers and book your stay in Nob Hill’s most progressive boutique hotel.


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