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SF City Guide from an SF City Girl

City Guide Things to do in San Fransisco
Things to do in San Fransisco

A big city like San Fransisco can be overwhelming and if you're visiting for a short time you can definitely get lost in all the offerings. Even if you grow up in the Bay Area you can always find new food to try and places to explore! There is SO much to discover and I'm here to help guide the way for your day. Here's an SF City guide from and SF City girl!

Skip the commute into the city and hop on public transportation from any surrounding city in the Bay Area. The Bart train will take you into the city and every stop along the way has something different to offer. The bart has been recently renovated with new seating, electronic mapping, and intercom systems. From the bart station you can catch the Muni which is the San Fransisco cable car system. Both Bart and Muni are fairly affordable but riding city buses is the best bargain once you're in SF. My favorite part about riding public transportation is skipping the hassle of finding parking not to mention being able to sit back and enjoy the surroundings.

Stop and have a Picnic in the Park along the way!

If your looking for a convenient grab and go meal in SF these are a few of my favorite options

  • Deli Board SF (HUGE deli sandwiches) - Folsom Street

  • Soulva (Greek) - Valencia St

  • Sichuan Home (Chinese) - Geary Blvd

  • Sotto Mare (Seafood) - Green Street

  • Chez Maman (French) - Gough St.

  • Boudin Factory (Clam Chowder bread bowl)- SF Wharf

  • Trisha Mini Donuts- SF Wharf

  • In n Out Burger- SF Wharf

Top Places for a picnic in San Fransisco

  • Golden Gate Park (Crissy Field)

  • Mission Dolores Park

  • Presidio Park

  • Baker Beach

  • Hippie Hill

  • Corona Height Park

  • San Fransisco Botanical Gardens

  • Pioneer Park

  • Huntington Park

Also look out for some Iconic Monuments

  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • Bay Bridge

  • Ghiradelli Square

  • Palace of the Fine Arts

  • Pier 39

  • SF Wharf

Here are some fun afternoon/evening activities

  • SF Academy of Sciences

  • Show at The Shoreline Amphitheater

  • See the seals on the Wharf

  • Visit Alcatraz

  • De Young Art Museum

  • Conservatory of Flowers

  • SF Giants Game

  • Plan a sunset cruise

  • SF Zoo

  • Japanese Tea Garden

  • Twin Peaks (care needed for this adventure)

  • Explore China Town

  • 420 Dispensary anyone?

  • Smoke a joint at Hippie Hill

  • Musee Mecanique (old arcade)


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