If I were in San Francisco...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  1. Ride the cable cars
  2. the Golden Gate Bridge - bike across, ferry back
  3. Chinatown
  4. Little Italy, North Beach
  5. Ferry Building
  6. Farmers' markets
Ideas from here, and here.

----Other suggestions from friends (thanks so much, guys!)-----

  • Mission district for hipsters, amazing tacos and pupusas, and funky shopping
  • Haight Ashbury for authentic hippie culture and the best thrift shops in the Bay area
  • De Young museums for cool art exhibits
  • Good eats:
    - Ikes sandwiches (Castro - the district also have the best bars and a cute and vibrant gay scene. Nice boutiques and very cool people)
    - Burma superstar (Inner Richmond)
    - Umami burger (Pacific Heights)
    - Brenda's soul food (Tenderloin)
    - Mama's cafe
    - Bi rite ice cream
  • Chantal Guillon
  • Golden Gate park
  • Palace of fine arts
  • Sutro baths
  • Turtle hill
  • UC Berkeley campus:
  • - going up the campanile
    - going up the big C to see the sunset on both sides of the bay
  • Alcatraz - the prison island - take the ferry, and go on the night tour, even though at an extra charge, and will need to book at least a month in advance.
  • View of Union Square from the top floor of Macy's Cheesecake Factory - plus try their cheesecakes
  • Concert/ballet/theatre with SF symphony/ballet/theatre
  • Ghiradelli square and ice cream/desserts/chocolate
  • Seals at Fisherman's wharf and seafood
  • CA Academy of Sciences - events every Thursday night for 21+.
  • Pier 39
  • the Mission Dolores church
  • the painted ladies at Alamo square.

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