Guide to San Francisco

Hello!

This is my guide to San Francisco!

Transportation

  • 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

General Tips

  • 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

Food

Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Café: [Fisherman’s Wharf] 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

Ghiradelli square

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

Kokkari Estiatorio

Lamb shanks were bomb but expensive

Local Edition

Speakeasy style bar

Hog Island Oysters [Ferry Building] Didn’t get to go but heard great things

Good views

Battery Park [Sausalito] Of the Golden Gate Bridge

Chrissy Fields

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

Sightseeing

Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden- have to pay $7 to go in, it’s nice but not sure if it’s worth $7

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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

Activities

The Exploratorium – Science Centre type thing

Cool free exhibits outside

Pinhole camera rickshaw

View from a pier by the Exploratorium

Shopping!

Haight-Ashbury –for hipster things
Union Square – Big brands

Here’s a funny: What do you call seagulls that live in the bay?

BAGELS! :p