This is my guide to San Francisco!
Use Lyft/Uber and look for first time user coupons. (I got one for $50 off first ride) Got me all the way to the airport. This is much cheaper than taxis
Car Rental: Get Around
Blast this song from the O.C on highway 101 (on your way to silicon valley) sing the lyrics “driving down the 101…California here we cooooomeeeeee” really loud :p
- Weather is really bipolar. Cold and windy one, really hot the next. So it’s a good idea to have a sweater/jacket
- Stay AWAY from the Tenderloin area at night
Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Café:
DELICIOUS clam chower in a sour dough bowl
You could smell the amazing carbs from outside and they had
Bread in all kinds of animal shapes. So cute.
Cod Mother [Fisherman’s Wharf] - Fish and chips
Mama’s – Good place for breakfast/brunch. Might be a long line on weekends and during peak breakfast hours. They have this heavenly sandwich called Monte Cristo (also their most popular item). French toast with turkey slices in between. Option of bottomless mimosas with your meal
In an Out- Ask for the animal style fries (fries covered with this amazing sauce) not on menu and you can ask to have sautéed onions on your burgers = no onion breath after! Nomnomnom.
Sushirrito- Multiple locations downtown you can grab and go. Sushi meets burrito need I say more?
Ghiradelli Really famous chocolate company that originated in SF Yummy sundaes from their location in Ghiradelli Square [close to Fishermans’ Wharf]
Sundae came with a song from the waiter
They have stores all over and their chocolates make for good local SF souvenirs/presents
House of Prime Rib
El Farolito or Paplote [The Mission] BEST burrito I’ve ever had- SO CHEAP SO GOOD
Bi-Rite Creamery [close to Dolores Park] Really good ice cream
Kitchen Story [Castro] Breakfast/Brunch Place - Get the Millionaire Bacon
Lamb shanks were bomb but expensive
Speakeasy style bar
Hog Island Oysters [Ferry Building] Didn’t get to go but heard great things
Battery Park [Sausalito]
Of the Golden Gate Bridge
Of SF and Coit tower: San Francisco Art Institute Roof
No one really knows about this place but it’s free and the views are quite awesome.
Roof of the Art Institute
Embarcardaro Offers stella views of the Bay Bridge
Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden- have to pay $7 to go in, it’s nice but not sure if it’s worth $7
Rose Garden- Bushes and Bushes of all kinds of roses
Conservatory of Flowers
Pier 39 (Fisherman’s Warf Area)
Where hundreds of SEA LIONS chill. WHY? Who knows! But it’s wonderful
Dolores Park nice park to relax and eat ice cream and occasionally get weed products offered to you
The Exploratorium – Science Centre type thing
Cool free exhibits outside
Pinhole camera rickshaw
View from a pier by the Exploratorium
Haight-Ashbury –for hipster things
Union Square – Big brands
Here’s a funny: What do you call seagulls that live in the bay?