Higher Ground: The city's best elevated spots to imbibe

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Charmaine's

The view is grand, the vibe intimate and the drinks an artform at the Proper Hotel's rooftop bar and lounge. The indoor and outdoor space has European charm, mixing floral patterns with bold, geometric designs. Brick walls and native plants border the terrace where firepits and black-and-white-striped chairs keep things cozy-chic. Every seat is a good one, with vantages 120 feet above Market Street. The only hard decision will be which creative cocktail to try.

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Choose A More Exciting Wine Tasting Adventure in Napa and Sonoma

It's easy to enjoy a lovely day in wine country tasting at different wineries, but there are some obstacles: crowded tasting rooms and lineups of California Cabs, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that start melding together. And there are always the questions around navigating wine country and who's going to drive responsibly between tastings (unless you use those spittoons).

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