Going to San Francisco
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- Nopa560 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
- Jammin on Haight1400 Haight Strecommended Jammin on HaightFrom the outside the store looks like a space ship. Inside you will a visionary artists collective filled with many one of a kind items. Original Alex Grey and Stanly Mouse art and tons of the most ... read moreincredible hand made tie dye from Benjammin Strebel. If you're looking to tune into the authentic culture of Haight/Ashbury this is the spot. Avoid the tourist traps nearby.Recommended for:
- Tartine Bakery600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110recommended Tartine BakeryThe best bakery on the planet! Get there early. Always a big line.Recommended for:
- Lombard StreetLombard Street and Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109recommended Lombard StreetLombard Street is a must see at least once. It's a super steep street that has super right turns the whole way down.Recommended for:
recommended The Walt Disney Family MuseumThis is a great museum to visit if you love Walt Disney and have about 3 hours. This isn't a great museum for kids since it's mostly about Walt's life and how he developed his characters and cartoons. ... read moreIt's a lot of reading, so kids could get bored. The museum is really a collection of the family's items and not related to the Disney corporation at all. There's a huge room that just displays all of Walt's awards and trophies from his entire life. Downstairs there's a theater that you can catch a collection of old cartoon clips based on a theme that's always changing. There's also a room that you can create your own stop motion animation, which is really cool. Unfortunately you can't email the video to yourself, but you could record it on your phone as it's playing.Recommended for:
- Fisherman's WharfThe Embarcadero & Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133recommended Fisherman's WharfSeafood galore here! Get your hands dirty with some whole crabs at one of the stands or get them cleaned and on a plate at one of the restaurants along the Wharf. Also make sure to enjoy some famous ... read moreclam chowder in a bread bowl from Boudin Bakery.Recommended for:
- Pancho Villa Taqueria3071 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103recommended Pancho Villa TaqueriaPancho Villa's is a classic, no frills, SF taqueria in the heart of the Mission district (there's another one of the Embarcadero but, I don't think its as good). Stand in line, buffet-style, and watch ... read moreas the servers put together a mean burrito or taco plate. There's a fresh salsa bar plus aguas (fruit drinks) and Mexican sodas--chips are thrown in too. In the evening, roving mariachi bands typically liven up the place for tips.
- Baker BeachBowley Street, San Francisco, CA 94129recommended Baker BeachOne of the best beaches in San Francisco, Baker Beach has postcard perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge on one side, and the open pacific on the other. It's popular with locals, especially on ... read moreweekends, who come with everything from elaborate picnics to just a frisbee and a dog. Be sure to wear layers--temps can range from balmy to downright chilly. To get here, take the MUNI #29, which stops at the entrance or if you've got a car, follow the main drag in the Presidio until you reach the beach on the western edge (there's plenty of parking in two free lots).
- SF MoMA 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107recommended SF MoMAThe SF MoMa is my favorite museum in the city--it's a got a great (and varied) permanent collection and typically has interesting temporary exhibits too. Depending on your mood, it's an easy place to ... read morespend a couple hours or an entire day. And if you're looking for a unique gift/memento/impulse buy, the gift shop is a good bet.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Golden Gate BridgeLincoln Boulevard & Doyle Drive, San Francisco, California 94129, United Statesrecommended Golden Gate BridgeIt's about a two-hour/six-mile walk from the Ferry Buidling to the Golden Gate Bridge if you follow the water's edge. It's a long walk but you'll pass by/near some classic SF sights: Pier to Alcatraz, ... read moreFisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason, Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field, and Fort Point. Clearly if you stop at all of these spots, it'll take you a lot longer to get to the Golden Gate but, just walking by these sights makes for a scenic route, plus it's relatively flat too.Liza Prado
This is a great walking tour of some of the major tourist sights in town....
- Cha Cha Cha1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117recommended Cha Cha ChaAwesome tapas, ahoy! Whether you're into tangy ceviche or jerk chicken, both the Haight and Mission locations are a great for Latin flavor and a cool vibe. Beware the potential for addiction to their ... read moreexcellent sangria -- it's hard to stop at just one pitcher!Matthew Crompton
An awesome place for dinner in the Haight. Check out my passport for more ideas. Good luck!
- Haight-Ashbury1500 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-2913recommended Haight-AshburyMade famous by the 'Summer of Love', today the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood bordering Golden Gate Park retains something of its erstwhile counterculture vibe, though no one would seriously argue that ... read moreit hasn't gotten heavily commercialized. Still, for cool restaurants and funky bars and clothing stores (or if you want to get something tattooed or pierced on a whim), the Haight is a neighborhood worth paying a visit to. Also home to the enormous Amoeba Records store, an SF institution, and an alarming number of gutter-punks offering 'green buds' of questionable provenance.Matthew Crompton
A neat neighborhood that you can enter after leaving Golden Gate Park.
- Golden Gate ParkStanyan & Haight Streets, San Francisco, CA 94117recommended Golden Gate ParkSF's premiere green space and one of the world's largest urban parks, Golden Gate Park is, quite simply, one of the greatest features of an already amazing city. Entering the park from the grunge of ... read moreHaight-Ashbury, and visiting the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the de Young Museum before stopping off for dinner in the 9th & Irving neighborhood, is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday in the city of San Francisco. The park is not all sweetness and light, however: some areas can be a little sketchy, and the city's epidemic homelessness is on full display here.Matthew Crompton
After, wander through this magnificent, sprawling city park.
- Japanese Tea Garden72 Tea Garden Drive & Martin Luther King Jr Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118recommended Japanese Tea GardenYes, they get crowded as hell, but if you can manage to dodge the masses by coming early or coming late, this specimen of classical oriental landscaping, complete with picturesque pagodas, bridges, ... read moreand water features is the best the city has to offer.Matthew Crompton
Next door to the de Young, this spot is also lovely.
- De Young Museum50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA, United Statesrecommended De Young MuseumHoused in a gorgeous modern building (though some critics feel it looks like the superstructure of an aircraft carrier) in Golden Gate Park, it's a perfect stopoff during a ramble through the park. ... read moreCollections of particular note are from Africa and Oceania, though their modern painting and Meso-American art collections have some strong pieces as well.Matthew Crompton
A great place to start a day in SF.
recommended San FranciscoHere's what I'd recommend for a visit to San Francisco: Stay at one of the grand hotels around Nob Hill. Take the cable cars past Union Square or to Fisherman's Wharf. Visit the Ferry Building and its ... read morefarmers markets and specialty shops. Admire the view. Take a ferry to Alcatraz, or if you want to hike, Angel's Island. Read about one of San Francisco's fantastic restaurants in a neighborhood that's more popular with locals than tourists (Hayes Valley, Potrero Hill, Noe Valley, the Castro, the Mission, the Marina). Go early, and walk around. Drink in the atmosphere. Spend a day at Golden Gate Park, walking or biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, and feeling the history and beauty of the Bay Area at Fort Point, under the bridge.Alex L
Hi Forest! What sorts of things are you interested in?