Swensen's Ice Cream

1999 Hyde St
13 reviews

Great ice cream! I went on a foggy night, and it was still doing a brisk business. The cookies and cream was delicious, with plenty of cookies in it. The chew chocolate was tasty as well. I can only imagine a line out the door on a warm day.

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    Lombard Street

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    208 reviews

    Just awesome! We were driving down this famous sight with our rental car and it was so much fun! It's also worth walking down (or up) :)

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    Always packed and filled with frat guys. Every time I have either gone or walked by the crowd is their. Although if you are looking for something to do during the dead week days Bullitt is usually going off.

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    Freshly squeezed grapefruit Greyhounds are so good!

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    City Lights Bookstore

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    30 reviews

    Just downhill from the va-va-va-voom strip clubs in North Beach, this fiercely independent bookstore got its start back in the days of the Beat poets and writers like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Co-founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the early 1950s, it leapt to landmark status after publishing Ginsberg's "Howl," which resulted in an obscenity trial. Today, it's great to ...

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    Coit Tower

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    The 64m / 210ft tall Coit tower on top of Telegraph Hill is a monument dedicated to the San Francisco Firemen. The tower's interior is decorated with large colorful murals.

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    Musée Mécanique

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    One of the best "touristy" thing to do. The history of arcade games (and other coin op wonders) is free to look at, but caveat emptor! A lot of the devices are underwhelming to us 21st century people.

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    Fort Mason Center

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    The Beat Museum

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    If you're visiting SF, do yourself a favor and stop in to The Beat Museum. While you have to pay a small amount to go into the actual museum part, you can browse the store section for free. Learn about Kerouac and all those other crazy beatnik kids.

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    Cable Car Museum

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    You can't expect much from a free museum, but the Cable Car Museum breaks any such expectations. Still functioning as the central cable center for the city's most beloved transportation system, it also provides a lesson on the history of how it all came about. This museum is definitely worth a hike up the hill.

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    Fisherman's Wharf

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    definitely getting touristed, but great seafood and fun atmosphere. must see even if you're just there for the day

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    Great place for exploring and eating! One of the oldest Chinatowns in the U.S.

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    Washington Square Park

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    I love this park and the serenity found here. This section of San Francisco is def my favorite as there is a lot to do here and this park is great for people watching.

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    Chinatown Gate

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    This is a great meeting place before walking through the shops along Grant Street. The Chinatown Gate also provides an excellent photo opportunity.

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    Filbert Steps

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    Curran Theater

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    Love this theater! It's so classic and historic, especially when The Phantom of the Opera plays there, as the building and interior very much resembles the musical itself a la the 1880s. The stage is smaller but it's perfect for the Phantom!

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    Hyde Street Pier

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    Away from the family crowds on Fisherman's Wharf, this quieter historical pier has a maritime museum of outdoor boats to poke around. An equally good reason to step out onto the pier is for the San Francisco Bay views, sweeping from the bridge over to Alcatraz Island. Beautiful panorama!

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    Powell & Hyde St Cable Car

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    My wife wants to ride on it so much. So we waited in a windy & chill afternoon for an hour. But the trip was pretty fun. I guess it worth to wait...

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    Tante Marie's Cooking School

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    Awesome place for team building events! So fun learning new recipes and cooking them in groups.

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    Pier 39

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    Friendly Sea Lions! There weren't many that day but there has been hundreds of sea lions at this location ever since 1990. You can come and get a good laugh at any time of the day.

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    Tunnel Top

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    For me, Yelp is a lot about meeting people, having good conversations, and making new friends. And so it was the case last night as Rene C. and I met for drinks before the Gogobot Launch Event. We talked about family, our work, other Yelpers, and subsequently agreed to meeting for dinner soon with our wives. As for Tunnel Top, ...

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