Guidebook for San Francisco

Suzy(S.Y.)

Guidebook for San Francisco

Parks & Nature
Oldest Japanese tea garden in U.S. in Golden Gate Park. Summer (3/1 through 10/31): 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Winter (11/1 through 2/28): 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Admission Mon, Wed, Fri: FREE before 10AM entry.
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Japanese Tea Garden
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
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Oldest Japanese tea garden in U.S. in Golden Gate Park. Summer (3/1 through 10/31): 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Winter (11/1 through 2/28): 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Admission Mon, Wed, Fri: FREE before 10AM entry.
Lands End Look Out point museum. History of Lands End here with views of the Pacific Ocean. Cafe and shop also here to enjoy and pick up gifts to bring back home. Start of hiking trial with views of Golden Gate Bridge including my profile photo. Sutro Baths right below, and Surto Park across the street on Geary. Both are worth exploring. Recommend good walking or hiking shoes as takes a bit to reach to Sea Cliff area. Homes with million dollar views literally.
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Lands End Trail
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Lands End Look Out point museum. History of Lands End here with views of the Pacific Ocean. Cafe and shop also here to enjoy and pick up gifts to bring back home. Start of hiking trial with views of Golden Gate Bridge including my profile photo. Sutro Baths right below, and Surto Park across the street on Geary. Both are worth exploring. Recommend good walking or hiking shoes as takes a bit to reach to Sea Cliff area. Homes with million dollar views literally.
50 plus blocks long starting from the Panhandle to Ocean Beach, what used to be sand dunes is a local favorite and tourist spot with nature. My favorite stroll walk starts from the Chain of Lake pond on 36th and Fulton, refreshing nature walk passing the waterfalls, Rose Garden to the back of the De Young museum, with Japanese Tea Garden right next door. Walk pass music band stand with classical style water fountains from the Pacific Exposition to the Academy of Science. From there, a short walk pass the Arboretum, will take you to the Sunset District, another local place for great food and shops. Free nature walking tours at Stow Lake start April 11.
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Golden Gate Park
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50 plus blocks long starting from the Panhandle to Ocean Beach, what used to be sand dunes is a local favorite and tourist spot with nature. My favorite stroll walk starts from the Chain of Lake pond on 36th and Fulton, refreshing nature walk passing the waterfalls, Rose Garden to the back of the De Young museum, with Japanese Tea Garden right next door. Walk pass music band stand with classical style water fountains from the Pacific Exposition to the Academy of Science. From there, a short walk pass the Arboretum, will take you to the Sunset District, another local place for great food and shops. Free nature walking tours at Stow Lake start April 11.
Not far from SF and great National Park with ancient redwood trees. Scavenger hunt list for kids and get sworn in by the park rangers is a high light for kids visiting:)
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Muir Woods Visitor Center
1 Muir Woods Road
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Not far from SF and great National Park with ancient redwood trees. Scavenger hunt list for kids and get sworn in by the park rangers is a high light for kids visiting:)
Sunshine and fresh ocean sea breeze! Kate, surf, run. Lots of sand to build sand castles and hear the sound of the Pacific Ocean waves. Strong tide under currents!
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Ocean Beach
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Sunshine and fresh ocean sea breeze! Kate, surf, run. Lots of sand to build sand castles and hear the sound of the Pacific Ocean waves. Strong tide under currents!
New built above the New Transit Center, modern buildings view with native plants display as well as Local Andy town coffee shop or Starbucks to enjoy the park place in the sky.
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Salesforce Park
425 Mission St
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New built above the New Transit Center, modern buildings view with native plants display as well as Local Andy town coffee shop or Starbucks to enjoy the park place in the sky.
Free to San Francisco residents, Feb marks the start of the magnolia walking tours: magnolias. Camellias and rhododendrons are in full bloom.
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San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Ave
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Free to San Francisco residents, Feb marks the start of the magnolia walking tours: magnolias. Camellias and rhododendrons are in full bloom.
Established in 1776, Presidio is one of the oldest military base on the West Coast. No longer a military base but a natural park with lots of trials, The Disney Museum:104 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129, and Lucas Film for Star Wars fan:1110 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 Several places to eat in the Presidio: Presidio Cafe, airy&nice -300 Finley Road in San Francisco, California (94129), at the legendary Presidio Golf Course Sessions, known for beer, drinks, and modern gastropub, great after a hike with friends and family. Presidio Social Club - Modern take on old school American classic foods with a bakery, snacks to go, pantry and freezer stockers, other artisanal products, and regional beers and wine. Arguello Restaurant, miss the Taco Tuesdays and will open in Spring 2022! Starbucks at Letterman Digital Arts Center is really one of the nicest hangout place for coffee/teas surrounded by 17-acre landscaped meadow, see the iconic dome of the Palace of Fine Arts peeking through the trees and shrubs. This Starbucks is a short walk to the Marina District. Presidio Bowl and Grill - Bowling and eatery for great fun with family and friends. :) Rx Cafe - More local than tourist, great fresh latin food located in the old pharmacy dispensary of the previous Letterman Hospital.
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Presidio of San Francisco
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Established in 1776, Presidio is one of the oldest military base on the West Coast. No longer a military base but a natural park with lots of trials, The Disney Museum:104 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129, and Lucas Film for Star Wars fan:1110 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 Several places to eat in the Presidio: Presidio Cafe, airy&nice -300 Finley Road in San Francisco, California (94129), at the legendary Presidio Golf Course Sessions, known for beer, drinks, and modern gastropub, great after a hike with friends and family. Presidio Social Club - Modern take on old school American classic foods with a bakery, snacks to go, pantry and freezer stockers, other artisanal products, and regional beers and wine. Arguello Restaurant, miss the Taco Tuesdays and will open in Spring 2022! Starbucks at Letterman Digital Arts Center is really one of the nicest hangout place for coffee/teas surrounded by 17-acre landscaped meadow, see the iconic dome of the Palace of Fine Arts peeking through the trees and shrubs. This Starbucks is a short walk to the Marina District. Presidio Bowl and Grill - Bowling and eatery for great fun with family and friends. :) Rx Cafe - More local than tourist, great fresh latin food located in the old pharmacy dispensary of the previous Letterman Hospital.
From the Presidio, one can drive or walk to Crissy Field, an estuary in 1919. Nowadays known for Golden Gate Bridge views and walking trails as well as a tidal pool. Warming Hut - great place to grab coffee/teas/snacks/light meals
Crissy Field
From the Presidio, one can drive or walk to Crissy Field, an estuary in 1919. Nowadays known for Golden Gate Bridge views and walking trails as well as a tidal pool. Warming Hut - great place to grab coffee/teas/snacks/light meals
On the Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse(1855) guided ships thru the Golden Gate Bridge. Due to the fog, many ships wrecked on the rocks and beaches around San Francisco way back. Fort Point is another spot overlooking underwater graveyard of ships. Beautiful view.
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Point Bonita Lighthouse
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On the Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse(1855) guided ships thru the Golden Gate Bridge. Due to the fog, many ships wrecked on the rocks and beaches around San Francisco way back. Fort Point is another spot overlooking underwater graveyard of ships. Beautiful view.
Adolph Sutro's house and grounds overlooked the Pacific Ocean, along with Sutro baths, a concert hall, museum, a skating rink, and the Cliff House(closed now and rest in ruins) A beautiful park and ocean views.
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Sutro Heights
846 Point Lobos Ave
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Adolph Sutro's house and grounds overlooked the Pacific Ocean, along with Sutro baths, a concert hall, museum, a skating rink, and the Cliff House(closed now and rest in ruins) A beautiful park and ocean views.
Once build by Adolph Sutro, SF mayor from 1894-1896, the indoor swimming pools and baths provided for the locals to swim and enjoy the Pacific Ocean and Lands End.
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Sutro Baths
1004 Point Lobos Ave
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Once build by Adolph Sutro, SF mayor from 1894-1896, the indoor swimming pools and baths provided for the locals to swim and enjoy the Pacific Ocean and Lands End.
Ellis Island of the West where immigrants land to enter U.S. from Asian countries. Remodeled and a nice day to visit a historic place.
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Angel Island State Park
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Ellis Island of the West where immigrants land to enter U.S. from Asian countries. Remodeled and a nice day to visit a historic place.
Not far but a stroll to see the ancient animals in Golden gate Park.
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Bison Paddock
1237 John F Kennedy Drive
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Not far but a stroll to see the ancient animals in Golden gate Park.
Local known Beach between Lands End and Bakers Beach, with a direct view of Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, where long time ago Chinese Fishermen anchor their junks in the cove and camped on the beach.
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China Beach, San Francisco
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Local known Beach between Lands End and Bakers Beach, with a direct view of Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, where long time ago Chinese Fishermen anchor their junks in the cove and camped on the beach.
Sightseeing
Without going to Japan, cultural food/entertainment/books all provided here. http://sfjapantown.org/ Some local favorites: http://www.benkyodocompany.com Korea town is also located here. Browsing thru all the Japanese shops are a great way to peek into Japanese culture. Great shops bargains can be found at Daiso for gifts to bring back home. Restaurant favorites: Mifuni - Special combo meals of Udon/rice dishes. Suzu Noodle House - Local favorite for ramen that is really quite yummy especially the Miso ramen but all are quite good.
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Japan Town
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Without going to Japan, cultural food/entertainment/books all provided here. http://sfjapantown.org/ Some local favorites: http://www.benkyodocompany.com Korea town is also located here. Browsing thru all the Japanese shops are a great way to peek into Japanese culture. Great shops bargains can be found at Daiso for gifts to bring back home. Restaurant favorites: Mifuni - Special combo meals of Udon/rice dishes. Suzu Noodle House - Local favorite for ramen that is really quite yummy especially the Miso ramen but all are quite good.
Largest Chinatown outside of Asia and has history dating back to the 1800's. Cultural intake of food,history,and local community is constantly changing with new influx of immigrants,locals helping. Fortune cookie factory, Temples, exotic food markets, Cable car museum, eat your way with some of the best Chinese food around. Begonia Cafe, Ma’s clay pot specials, Lai Hong Dim Sum Restaurants on Powell between Broadways & Vallejo street, a local favorite. New Chinatown hangouts can be found in Inner Richmond and Mid Sunset districts for local residents.
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Chinatown
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Largest Chinatown outside of Asia and has history dating back to the 1800's. Cultural intake of food,history,and local community is constantly changing with new influx of immigrants,locals helping. Fortune cookie factory, Temples, exotic food markets, Cable car museum, eat your way with some of the best Chinese food around. Begonia Cafe, Ma’s clay pot specials, Lai Hong Dim Sum Restaurants on Powell between Broadways & Vallejo street, a local favorite. New Chinatown hangouts can be found in Inner Richmond and Mid Sunset districts for local residents.
The beloved icon bridge San Francisco is known for. A sunny or even foggy day walk on the bridge is a must have for photo shots to bring back home with! The gift shop is a great place to pick up gifts to bring back home. : )
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Pont du Golden Gate
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The beloved icon bridge San Francisco is known for. A sunny or even foggy day walk on the bridge is a must have for photo shots to bring back home with! The gift shop is a great place to pick up gifts to bring back home. : )
Working Museum that still functions driving the cable cars in the city,, free to locals and tourists alike to how the cable car works and the history behind them.
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San Francisco Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
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Working Museum that still functions driving the cable cars in the city,, free to locals and tourists alike to how the cable car works and the history behind them.
One of the curviest streets on SF and major tourist attraction.
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Lombard Street
Lombard Street
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One of the curviest streets on SF and major tourist attraction.
Hub of Businesses and corporations in San Francisco and includes start-ups that is a bit more established. Locals take the express buses to work here.
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Financial District
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Hub of Businesses and corporations in San Francisco and includes start-ups that is a bit more established. Locals take the express buses to work here.
Coit Tower provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. Other views include those of crooked, winding Lombard Street, Nob Hill, Twin Peaks, Pier 39, and the Financial District. The top of Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower can also be reached via the Filbert Street stairs, passing along private gardens, quaint cottages, and magnificent views. On the other side of the tower are the Greenwich Steps, which let out on Montgomery Street. The murals in Coit Tower, entitled the Public Works Art Project, was the first of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs that hired artists You can see live parrots along the walk up. :)
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Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard
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Coit Tower provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. Other views include those of crooked, winding Lombard Street, Nob Hill, Twin Peaks, Pier 39, and the Financial District. The top of Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower can also be reached via the Filbert Street stairs, passing along private gardens, quaint cottages, and magnificent views. On the other side of the tower are the Greenwich Steps, which let out on Montgomery Street. The murals in Coit Tower, entitled the Public Works Art Project, was the first of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs that hired artists You can see live parrots along the walk up. :)
Food scene
Farmer's market Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the biggest on Saturdays. Renovated and fill with favorites ACME, Hog Island, Boulettes Larder, Slanted Door,Miette, Catch the Ferry to Sausalito.
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Ferry Building
1 San Francisco Bay Trail
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Farmer's market Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the biggest on Saturdays. Renovated and fill with favorites ACME, Hog Island, Boulettes Larder, Slanted Door,Miette, Catch the Ferry to Sausalito.
Local friendly bakery and restaurant with nice vibe and their food is quite awesome. Serve breakfast and coffee early for work commute. Garden patio seating in back to relax.
Devil's Teeth Baking Company
3619 Balboa Street
Local friendly bakery and restaurant with nice vibe and their food is quite awesome. Serve breakfast and coffee early for work commute. Garden patio seating in back to relax.
Local and tourist favorite for meals that include sides.
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Pacific Cafe
7000 Geary Boulevard
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Local and tourist favorite for meals that include sides.
Local owners for excellent brunches, lunch, and dinners. Try their Japanese breakfast, and homemade waffle dish, homemade fried chicken is delish!
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Cassava
3519 Balboa St
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Local owners for excellent brunches, lunch, and dinners. Try their Japanese breakfast, and homemade waffle dish, homemade fried chicken is delish!
Local favorite Korean restaurant with a nightly Korean tourist bus dinner crowd. Lots of favorites to choose from menu.
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Han Il Kwan
1802 Balboa Street
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Local favorite Korean restaurant with a nightly Korean tourist bus dinner crowd. Lots of favorites to choose from menu.
Local Shanghai style restaurant with lots of favorite dishes to choose from.
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Shanghai House Restaurant
3641 Balboa Street
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Local Shanghai style restaurant with lots of favorite dishes to choose from.
Local favorite Russian bakery & cafe since 1953 with lots of favorites to choose from: piroshki deep fried or baked, homemade soups, appetizer& salads, sandwiches, entrees, Russian boiled dumplings, Siberian style pies, and desserts.
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Cinderella Bakery & Cafe
436 Balboa Street
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Local favorite Russian bakery & cafe since 1953 with lots of favorites to choose from: piroshki deep fried or baked, homemade soups, appetizer& salads, sandwiches, entrees, Russian boiled dumplings, Siberian style pies, and desserts.
Local favorite to pick up cakes for birthdays, special occasions, and tons of to go single slices besides baked pastries. Family favorites are Swedish princess cake, mango mousse cake, opera cake but all to one's taste preference. Fresh and delicious.
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Schubert's Bakery
521 Clement Street
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Local favorite to pick up cakes for birthdays, special occasions, and tons of to go single slices besides baked pastries. Family favorites are Swedish princess cake, mango mousse cake, opera cake but all to one's taste preference. Fresh and delicious.
Special occasion dinner place that is booked in advance. One of the best meals for special occasion.
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Gary Danko
800 North Point Street
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Special occasion dinner place that is booked in advance. One of the best meals for special occasion.
Close by on Balboa next to Balboa Movie Theatre, one of the best Asian fresh tea drinks are made here besides asian snack foods like salt and pepper chicken. Usually a crowd out the door on weeknights and weekends. http://www.purplekow.com/
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Purple Kow
3620 Balboa Street
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Close by on Balboa next to Balboa Movie Theatre, one of the best Asian fresh tea drinks are made here besides asian snack foods like salt and pepper chicken. Usually a crowd out the door on weeknights and weekends. http://www.purplekow.com/
Local favorite hole in the wall with fusion menu items. Favorites are K.O. Ramen, lobster tempura, and lots of sushi selection to choose from.
Kaiju Eats Ramen & Izakaya
3409 Geary Blvd
Local favorite hole in the wall with fusion menu items. Favorites are K.O. Ramen, lobster tempura, and lots of sushi selection to choose from.
Lots of ramen, sushi to choose from a local favorite. The soft-shell crab ramen and appetizers are delicious.
Kio Ramen
3528 Balboa St
Lots of ramen, sushi to choose from a local favorite. The soft-shell crab ramen and appetizers are delicious.
Yummy affordable Japanese restaurant with dinner and combo bento boxes, udon, donburi, appetizer, and Lotts of sushi rolls, special rolls, and sashimi. Favorites are many as too many to choose from. :)
Kitaro
5723 Geary Boulevard
Yummy affordable Japanese restaurant with dinner and combo bento boxes, udon, donburi, appetizer, and Lotts of sushi rolls, special rolls, and sashimi. Favorites are many as too many to choose from. :)
Hong Kong Style Dim Sum, lunch, hot pot, feast, and dinner that is a local favorite in very nice restaurant environment. Owned by the same owners as Koi Palace, normal weekend table wait times are shown on a tv screen monitor. Lots of specials but save room for desserts like Goji Berry, Osmanthus Coconut Jelly Cake, Mango Tapioca budding, Tofu Soft Budding, etc. :)
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Dragon Beaux
5700 Geary Blvd
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Hong Kong Style Dim Sum, lunch, hot pot, feast, and dinner that is a local favorite in very nice restaurant environment. Owned by the same owners as Koi Palace, normal weekend table wait times are shown on a tv screen monitor. Lots of specials but save room for desserts like Goji Berry, Osmanthus Coconut Jelly Cake, Mango Tapioca budding, Tofu Soft Budding, etc. :)
Burmese or Thai? Both are great here close to Legion of Honor bottom of the hill and across from Lincoln Park Golf. Moo Hin Nga ( catfish soup), Tea leaf Salad, Angry Prawn, different curries, entrees, Pad Thai, etc. All local favorites.
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Pagan Restaurant
3199 Clement Street
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Burmese or Thai? Both are great here close to Legion of Honor bottom of the hill and across from Lincoln Park Golf. Moo Hin Nga ( catfish soup), Tea leaf Salad, Angry Prawn, different curries, entrees, Pad Thai, etc. All local favorites.
Fresh or frozen to take home, the dumplings are handmade and delic. Potstickers, Noodles, buns, and appetizer from northern part of China.
Dumpling Alley
2512 Clement Street
Fresh or frozen to take home, the dumplings are handmade and delic. Potstickers, Noodles, buns, and appetizer from northern part of China.
Local favorite takeout with lines on the weekends. The shrimp dumpling is made with thin skin, one of my favorite. Other dim sums are good to excellent as treated by ZAGAT.
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Good Luck Dim Sum
736 Clement St
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Local favorite takeout with lines on the weekends. The shrimp dumpling is made with thin skin, one of my favorite. Other dim sums are good to excellent as treated by ZAGAT.
Authentic Jiangnan Cruisine - a local northern style Chinese favorite and all the dishes are great. Tender stewed duck, which comes covered in pitch-black, syrupy sauce, or the best-in-class lion’s head meatball. Or go for the fatty red-braised pork belly, local favorite.
Jiangnan Cuisine
3420 Balboa Street
Authentic Jiangnan Cruisine - a local northern style Chinese favorite and all the dishes are great. Tender stewed duck, which comes covered in pitch-black, syrupy sauce, or the best-in-class lion’s head meatball. Or go for the fatty red-braised pork belly, local favorite.
Near by and have family style banquet dinner specials besides entrees. A local family gathering favorite for eating o lake out.
Empero Taste
4052 Balboa Street
Near by and have family style banquet dinner specials besides entrees. A local family gathering favorite for eating o lake out.
Vietnamese restaurant for Pho, vermicelli, rice and soup entrees besides appetizers. All yummy food and a local favorite.
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Kim Son Restaurant
3614 Balboa Street
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Vietnamese restaurant for Pho, vermicelli, rice and soup entrees besides appetizers. All yummy food and a local favorite.
Opened by the son of Kim Son restaurant owners, the son ad aunties prepare wonderful takeout Vietnamese sandwiches, snacks, and desserts that is affordable and a local favorite.
Mr. Banh Mi
3605 Balboa Street
Opened by the son of Kim Son restaurant owners, the son ad aunties prepare wonderful takeout Vietnamese sandwiches, snacks, and desserts that is affordable and a local favorite.
Nearby Hakka restaurant the serve economical family style set menu for to go and lunch only. Lots of entree dishes to choose from.
Hakka Restaurant
4401 Cabrillo Street
Nearby Hakka restaurant the serve economical family style set menu for to go and lunch only. Lots of entree dishes to choose from.
Crab galore and a local favorite for crab cooked with different spices. Garlic noodles are yummy.
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PPQ Dungeness Island - San Francisco
2332 Clement Street
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Crab galore and a local favorite for crab cooked with different spices. Garlic noodles are yummy.
Award winning chef Li Jun Han of Z&Y restaurant open this second restaurant in Inner Richmond district. Mandarin style dim sum, and Szechuan regional specialties. Chef Li Jun Han has served two Chinese presidents and was previous Executive Chef for the Consulate General of China in SF. Have lunch specials besides entrees.
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Chili House SF
726 Clement Street
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Award winning chef Li Jun Han of Z&Y restaurant open this second restaurant in Inner Richmond district. Mandarin style dim sum, and Szechuan regional specialties. Chef Li Jun Han has served two Chinese presidents and was previous Executive Chef for the Consulate General of China in SF. Have lunch specials besides entrees.
New place on Balboa strip with lots of Chinese entrees to choose from close to Purple Kow.
Little Wok Cafe
3608 Balboa Street
New place on Balboa strip with lots of Chinese entrees to choose from close to Purple Kow.
Economical family style Chinese set menus that is made fresh and delicious. Not the best decor but still a local favorite for the food and value.
D & A Cafe
407 Clement Street
Economical family style Chinese set menus that is made fresh and delicious. Not the best decor but still a local favorite for the food and value.
French pastries with lines out the door. A local favorite for chocolate almond croissants, ham&cheese croissant, butter cookies, savory scones, etc.
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Arsicault Bakery
397 Arguello Boulevard
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French pastries with lines out the door. A local favorite for chocolate almond croissants, ham&cheese croissant, butter cookies, savory scones, etc.
Right where Chinatown ends at Grant Ave. and start of North Beach, Betty Lou's is Italian at its best, especially seafood. Try the wok crab, all the devious pasta entrees, and other entrees. No desserts served but after a full Italian meal, a stroll to the near by gelato(Lush Gelato&Alimento) and bakery cafes(Stella Bakery&Cafe, Victoria Bakery) in North Beach is a nice day/night in Chinatown and Italian North Beach districts. :)
Betty Lou's Seafood & Grill
318 Columbus Ave
Right where Chinatown ends at Grant Ave. and start of North Beach, Betty Lou's is Italian at its best, especially seafood. Try the wok crab, all the devious pasta entrees, and other entrees. No desserts served but after a full Italian meal, a stroll to the near by gelato(Lush Gelato&Alimento) and bakery cafes(Stella Bakery&Cafe, Victoria Bakery) in North Beach is a nice day/night in Chinatown and Italian North Beach districts. :)
Scenic view of Bay Bridge outdoor with a wonderful modern indoor environment to dine on. The food is fabulous and worth a festive time with friends and family. Service is excellent for the few times I have been there with friends and family.
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Waterbar Restaurant
399 The Embarcadero
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Scenic view of Bay Bridge outdoor with a wonderful modern indoor environment to dine on. The food is fabulous and worth a festive time with friends and family. Service is excellent for the few times I have been there with friends and family.
Great to go dim sum to order in line from the counter or via online table inside to pick and pay by credit card. Whichever works but still have to wait for the servers to package and go to you.
Dim Sum Bistro
4405 Broadway
Great to go dim sum to order in line from the counter or via online table inside to pick and pay by credit card. Whichever works but still have to wait for the servers to package and go to you.
Located on a side street in Chinatown, one of the oldest dim sum place that serves delicious dim sum. Check out the chicken feet in black bean sauce, Shanghai soup dumplings, and other delicious small plates. :)
Hang Ah Dim Sum Tea House
1 Pagoda Place
Located on a side street in Chinatown, one of the oldest dim sum place that serves delicious dim sum. Check out the chicken feet in black bean sauce, Shanghai soup dumplings, and other delicious small plates. :)
Open wide relaxing place to have family and friends for lunch and dinner. Freshest seafood and other Peruvian entrees. Weekly specials and happy hours, and quite a nice selection of cocktail drinks to try.
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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
pier 1 1/2 The Embarcadero
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Open wide relaxing place to have family and friends for lunch and dinner. Freshest seafood and other Peruvian entrees. Weekly specials and happy hours, and quite a nice selection of cocktail drinks to try.
Great views and seafood worth checking out.
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Waterfront Restaurant
7 The Embarcadero
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Great views and seafood worth checking out.
Local favorite for sandwiches with lines usually out the door.
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Lou's Cafe
5017 Geary Boulevard
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Local favorite for sandwiches with lines usually out the door.
Local favorite for Burmese food and tourist as well. Catfish chowder, different curries, tea leaf salad, and many entrees all worth a try on your taste preference.
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Burma Superstar
309 Clement Street
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Local favorite for Burmese food and tourist as well. Catfish chowder, different curries, tea leaf salad, and many entrees all worth a try on your taste preference.
Local ice cream shop with selection to choose from.
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Joe's Ice Cream
5420 Geary Boulevard
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Local ice cream shop with selection to choose from.
Yummy fresh made local ice cream anchored in Pacific Heights’ hip strip of gourmet restaurants and trendy boutiques. Some of my favorite are the seasonal selections, and chocolate ganache, coffee with cream and sugar, strawberry and cream. There are some unique flavors like MVP: In honor of Madam Vice President. This delicious combination of Malted salted Vanilla ice cream laced with chewy pecan Pralines is served in a custom pint container with illustrations by a local female artist. When a brownie meets a cookie, “brookie”, milk chocolate brownies and gooey chocolate chip cookies into sweet cream base, along with a hint of vanilla. Earl Grey with Milk Chocolate Chips, Matcha, salted Carmel, classic vanilla, and cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips are other great flavors all made fresh daily.
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Smitten Ice Cream
2404 California Street
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Yummy fresh made local ice cream anchored in Pacific Heights’ hip strip of gourmet restaurants and trendy boutiques. Some of my favorite are the seasonal selections, and chocolate ganache, coffee with cream and sugar, strawberry and cream. There are some unique flavors like MVP: In honor of Madam Vice President. This delicious combination of Malted salted Vanilla ice cream laced with chewy pecan Pralines is served in a custom pint container with illustrations by a local female artist. When a brownie meets a cookie, “brookie”, milk chocolate brownies and gooey chocolate chip cookies into sweet cream base, along with a hint of vanilla. Earl Grey with Milk Chocolate Chips, Matcha, salted Carmel, classic vanilla, and cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate chips are other great flavors all made fresh daily.
Lots of fresh baked asian pastries, cookies, and cakes to pick and choose on tray to purchase at counter.
Harvest Wheat Field Bakery
431 Clement Street
Lots of fresh baked asian pastries, cookies, and cakes to pick and choose on tray to purchase at counter.
A restaurant for occasions that serves great French food.
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Boulevard
1 Mission St
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A restaurant for occasions that serves great French food.
Great Hawaiian fusion food that is a local favorite. Save room for tropical desserts with a flare.
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Liholiho Yacht Club
871 Sutter Street
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Great Hawaiian fusion food that is a local favorite. Save room for tropical desserts with a flare.
Local family favorite for Hong Kong style food. The streamed noodles are freshly made and very popular along with many entrees to choose from.
Tasty
5530 Geary Blvd
Local family favorite for Hong Kong style food. The streamed noodles are freshly made and very popular along with many entrees to choose from.
Taiwanese style tea and food snacks that is a favorite among the locals. Popular is the mango sago drink, taro tea, and others to choose from. The snacks are tasty and worth trying. Located around many shops for food shopping.
E Tea
5344 Geary Boulevard
Taiwanese style tea and food snacks that is a favorite among the locals. Popular is the mango sago drink, taro tea, and others to choose from. The snacks are tasty and worth trying. Located around many shops for food shopping.
Great local Italian restaurant with a Italian sandwich/wine/goods shop next door, SALUMERIA DI BELLA. $5 happy hour Thursday - Sunday.
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Bella Trattoria
3854 Geary Boulevard
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Great local Italian restaurant with a Italian sandwich/wine/goods shop next door, SALUMERIA DI BELLA. $5 happy hour Thursday - Sunday.
A longtime local Burmese restaurant that serves wonderful entrees like catfish soup, beef rangoon, lychee coconut seabags, tea leaf salad, so many to choose from.
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Mandalay Restaurant
4348 California Street
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A longtime local Burmese restaurant that serves wonderful entrees like catfish soup, beef rangoon, lychee coconut seabags, tea leaf salad, so many to choose from.
Cozy inspired Mediterranean cooking with drinks that serves delicious pastas, entrees, and desserts. Only open for dinner.
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Pearl 6101
6101 California St
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Cozy inspired Mediterranean cooking with drinks that serves delicious pastas, entrees, and desserts. Only open for dinner.
Located in Inner Sunset district, specializes in Chinese Muslim cuisine, is a great place to feast on lamb — stir-fried with cumin, braised, stuffed inside of dumplings, or boiled in a claypot.
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Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant
3132 Vicente Street
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Located in Inner Sunset district, specializes in Chinese Muslim cuisine, is a great place to feast on lamb — stir-fried with cumin, braised, stuffed inside of dumplings, or boiled in a claypot.
Open only for lunch, 100-year-old seafood gem still churns out some of the best oysters, crab Louie, chowder, and crusty sourdough bread in town.
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Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St
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Open only for lunch, 100-year-old seafood gem still churns out some of the best oysters, crab Louie, chowder, and crusty sourdough bread in town.
Having eaten at Quince, warmer and more casual. The woodfire oven and grill face out onto the open dining room, with communal wooden tables laden with spit-roasted pork, rabbit, and quail, fresh pasta, and market vegetables.
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Cotogna
490 Pacific Avenue
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Having eaten at Quince, warmer and more casual. The woodfire oven and grill face out onto the open dining room, with communal wooden tables laden with spit-roasted pork, rabbit, and quail, fresh pasta, and market vegetables.
In Chinatown, more hip fusion up of Chinese food that is fresh and delicious.
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Mister Jiu's
28 Waverly Pl
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In Chinatown, more hip fusion up of Chinese food that is fresh and delicious.
Known for the Fried chivken and house made dumplings, everything is delicious here and a local favorite dining in or takeout place.
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San Tung
1031 Irving St
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Known for the Fried chivken and house made dumplings, everything is delicious here and a local favorite dining in or takeout place.
Drinks & Nightlife
Home brewery with a great vibe and open floor plan dining with views of Golden Gate Park. Located on the same ground floor level of the Golden Gate Park Museum in front, local bands play here on certain nights. The murals on the wall in entrance depict San Francisco in a by gone area. Word of caution: Do not park where you can't see your car at night in the parking lot in front as there are car break-ins. Happened to our family car dining here at night!
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Park Chalet Coastal Beer Garden
1000 Great Highway
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Home brewery with a great vibe and open floor plan dining with views of Golden Gate Park. Located on the same ground floor level of the Golden Gate Park Museum in front, local bands play here on certain nights. The murals on the wall in entrance depict San Francisco in a by gone area. Word of caution: Do not park where you can't see your car at night in the parking lot in front as there are car break-ins. Happened to our family car dining here at night!
Local shopping mall for food and other goods with free parking lot in back of stores. Star Bucks is open quite late and a nice wine shop besides CalMart for grocery.
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Laurel Village
3445 California Street
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Local shopping mall for food and other goods with free parking lot in back of stores. Star Bucks is open quite late and a nice wine shop besides CalMart for grocery.
Local hangout for drinks and pool at night.
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Hockey Haven
3625 Balboa Street
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Local hangout for drinks and pool at night.
Entertainment & Activities
Favorite with adults and kids. Nightlife on Thursdays night is an inexpensive entrance to music/enteraintment/planetarium/aquarium.http://www.calacademy.org/
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Académie des sciences de Californie
55 Music Concourse Dr
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Favorite with adults and kids. Nightlife on Thursdays night is an inexpensive entrance to music/enteraintment/planetarium/aquarium.http://www.calacademy.org/
View from the 360 degrees Harmon Tower (9th Level) is free while the exhibits are worth seeing if you like art. Friday nights for nice entertainment and music. http://deyoung.famsf.org/
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San Francisco De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
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View from the 360 degrees Harmon Tower (9th Level) is free while the exhibits are worth seeing if you like art. Friday nights for nice entertainment and music. http://deyoung.famsf.org/
For those golf or learning, entrance to the clubhouse is located 7 blocks away on 47th Ave between JFK Drive and Fulton. Nine-hole public course with the chirping of birds, warmth of the sun, and beauty of the greens plus weather provides perfect atmosphere to enjoy a few rounds of Golf. Green Fees and Hours of Operation can be found on goldengatepark.com
Golden Gate Park Golf Course
970 47th Avenue
For those golf or learning, entrance to the clubhouse is located 7 blocks away on 47th Ave between JFK Drive and Fulton. Nine-hole public course with the chirping of birds, warmth of the sun, and beauty of the greens plus weather provides perfect atmosphere to enjoy a few rounds of Golf. Green Fees and Hours of Operation can be found on goldengatepark.com
Established in 1914, possibly the most beautiful views can be seen from the 17th hole. Unique views of the Golden Gate Bridge! 18 hole golf course with plenty of slopes. Tee times and hours of operation on lincolnparkgc.com Legion of Honor museum is right next door up the hill where the location, and views make it a wedding pic spot for many local residents.
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Lincoln Park Golf Course
300 34th Avenue
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Established in 1914, possibly the most beautiful views can be seen from the 17th hole. Unique views of the Golden Gate Bridge! 18 hole golf course with plenty of slopes. Tee times and hours of operation on lincolnparkgc.com Legion of Honor museum is right next door up the hill where the location, and views make it a wedding pic spot for many local residents.
Local movie theatre that runs special classic showings sometimes besides the latest movies out. Close by and walkable.
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Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa St
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Local movie theatre that runs special classic showings sometimes besides the latest movies out. Close by and walkable.
One of the nicest museums with great exhibits and great views close by that is a favorite for local wedding photos for the views.
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Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
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One of the nicest museums with great exhibits and great views close by that is a favorite for local wedding photos for the views.
Great place to take kids as tons of activities for them.
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Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th Street
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Great place to take kids as tons of activities for them.
Kids can spend hours here going thru all the fun exhibits:)
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Exploratorium
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
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Kids can spend hours here going thru all the fun exhibits:)
Historic Local ballet company for those ballet fans. Top notch to watch from classical and modern . Ballet fan and love the local performances during the ballet season. Same Building War Memorial for San Francisco Opera in the Fall season. https://www.sfballet.org/ https://www.sfopera.org/
San Francisco Ballet School
455 Franklin St
Historic Local ballet company for those ballet fans. Top notch to watch from classical and modern . Ballet fan and love the local performances during the ballet season. Same Building War Memorial for San Francisco Opera in the Fall season. https://www.sfballet.org/ https://www.sfopera.org/
Modern all glass building for music lovers of all modes.
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue
Modern all glass building for music lovers of all modes.
Historical pier on maritime activities. During Summer to late Fall, National Park offers sailing on historic 1800s schooner , Alma, around the SF Bay for the afternoon from Noonish to 4pm. Learn the historical perspective and help with the sail masts. A wonderful way to learn and highlights of the kids and adults alike.
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Hyde Street Pier
2905 Hyde Street
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Historical pier on maritime activities. During Summer to late Fall, National Park offers sailing on historic 1800s schooner , Alma, around the SF Bay for the afternoon from Noonish to 4pm. Learn the historical perspective and help with the sail masts. A wonderful way to learn and highlights of the kids and adults alike.
From the 1800s for those who like plants and a favorite wedding site.
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Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Drive
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From the 1800s for those who like plants and a favorite wedding site.
Tourist attraction to the famous rock prison. Book only thru the official national park website. https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/
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Prison fédérale d'Alcatraz
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Tourist attraction to the famous rock prison. Book only thru the official national park website. https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/
One of the most scenic museums location in the city with special exhibits. A local favorite and free on first Tuesdays of month.
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Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
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One of the most scenic museums location in the city with special exhibits. A local favorite and free on first Tuesdays of month.
Renovated 2014 playground where kids and adults can spend hours playing with the play structures or tennis or pickle ball, basketball, ping pong, and Clubhouse has free movie nights.
Cabrillo Playground
Renovated 2014 playground where kids and adults can spend hours playing with the play structures or tennis or pickle ball, basketball, ping pong, and Clubhouse has free movie nights.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a great place to visit modern art exhibits and sometimes they have free day open to all visitors thruout the year. Worth checking out.
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Musée d'art moderne de San Francisco
151 3rd St
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a great place to visit modern art exhibits and sometimes they have free day open to all visitors thruout the year. Worth checking out.
Learn a bit of Lands End history next to Lands End parking lot and start of the Lands End Trail. A great place to grab some tourist gifts to bring back home. Inside, there is a cafe to grab coffee, snacks, and Cliff House(Now closed) calm chowder.
Lands End Lookout Visitor Center
680 Point Lobos Ave
Learn a bit of Lands End history next to Lands End parking lot and start of the Lands End Trail. A great place to grab some tourist gifts to bring back home. Inside, there is a cafe to grab coffee, snacks, and Cliff House(Now closed) calm chowder.
Local favorite at one end of the Great Highway to see the animals.
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Zoo de San Francisco
Sloat Boulevard
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Local favorite at one end of the Great Highway to see the animals.
A nice drive to the wine country from SF day trip. :)
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Napa Valley
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A nice drive to the wine country from SF day trip. :)
A nice trip to Sonoma for usually free wine tastings unlike Napa. :)
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Comté de Sonoma
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A nice trip to Sonoma for usually free wine tastings unlike Napa. :)
A day trip to see the Safari animals. :)
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Safari West
3115 Porter Creek Road
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A day trip to see the Safari animals. :)
A nice day trip to Sausalito by car or ferry. :)
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Sausalito
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A nice day trip to Sausalito by car or ferry. :)
Tea tasting for those interested with tea master. :)
Vital Tea Leaf
1044 Grant Ave
Tea tasting for those interested with tea master. :)
Thursday light is open for adults over 21 to visit the museum with food and live music. Great way to enjoy the evening with family and friends.
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Académie des sciences de Californie
55 Music Concourse Dr
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Thursday light is open for adults over 21 to visit the museum with food and live music. Great way to enjoy the evening with family and friends.
Relax and unwind walking the Lands End Labyrinth looking at the Ocean View.
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Lands End Labyrinth
Lands End Trail
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Relax and unwind walking the Lands End Labyrinth looking at the Ocean View.
Go boat riding on Stow Lake during the day. At night, sometimes music is played in the Stow Lake Boat House as an Airbnb Experience venue worth checking out if available to book online.
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Stow Lake Boathouse
50 Stow Lake Drive East
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Go boat riding on Stow Lake during the day. At night, sometimes music is played in the Stow Lake Boat House as an Airbnb Experience venue worth checking out if available to book online.
Landmark cookie factory prepares homemade fortune cookies in a tiny open kitchen, with free tours available for those who wants to see how fortune cookies are made and packaged to purchase and shipped.
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Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
56 Ross Alley
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Landmark cookie factory prepares homemade fortune cookies in a tiny open kitchen, with free tours available for those who wants to see how fortune cookies are made and packaged to purchase and shipped.
Shopping
Local shopping with brand names for less that is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Downtown location on 4th&Market. Those with car, West Lake shopping Mall for free parking and tons of shops and restaurants and Trader Joe’s as well. There are others like on 6th and Market like Nordstorm Rack for discount shopping.
Ross Dress for Less
799 Market Street
Local shopping with brand names for less that is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Downtown location on 4th&Market. Those with car, West Lake shopping Mall for free parking and tons of shops and restaurants and Trader Joe’s as well. There are others like on 6th and Market like Nordstorm Rack for discount shopping.
New location in Richmond that brings back food favorite memories of travels in Spain. Loved the imported fresh olives!
The Spanish Table
130 Clement St
New location in Richmond that brings back food favorite memories of travels in Spain. Loved the imported fresh olives!
SF Downtown indoor mall shopping with food malls in basement as well as top floor local restaurant that is a local favorite for drinks, lunch, and dinner.
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Westfield San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street
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SF Downtown indoor mall shopping with food malls in basement as well as top floor local restaurant that is a local favorite for drinks, lunch, and dinner.
Other favorite tea drink shop with many varieties to choose from. Located on a food strip where tons of great snack cafes are, while you wait fr drinks to be made, can order local favorite Vietnamese sandwiches, special snacks, noodles, and dessert next door@Que Huang Vietnamese Deli. tons of other snack places to choose from including a favorite takeout dim sum place next block over. Another great local shopping place located in the sunset.
iTea
2150 Irving Street
Other favorite tea drink shop with many varieties to choose from. Located on a food strip where tons of great snack cafes are, while you wait fr drinks to be made, can order local favorite Vietnamese sandwiches, special snacks, noodles, and dessert next door@Que Huang Vietnamese Deli. tons of other snack places to choose from including a favorite takeout dim sum place next block over. Another great local shopping place located in the sunset.
Essentials
Safeway open 24 hours. Store Phone: 415-387-4664 Pharmacy Phone: 415-387-0481 Pharmacy Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-7:30PM Sat 10:00AM-5:00PM Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM All over neighborhood locations
Safeway Pharmacy
850 La Playa Street
Safeway open 24 hours. Store Phone: 415-387-4664 Pharmacy Phone: 415-387-0481 Pharmacy Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-7:30PM Sat 10:00AM-5:00PM Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM All over neighborhood locations
Local Walgreens to pick up amenities left back home, food items like drinks, bottle water, and gifts like San Francisco Ghirardelli chocolates.
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Walgreens
25 Point Lobos Avenue
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Local Walgreens to pick up amenities left back home, food items like drinks, bottle water, and gifts like San Francisco Ghirardelli chocolates.
Pick up beer,cheese,milk,wine,and other produce goods on the fly from friendly local store owner 3 blocks up.
Balboa Produce
3635 Balboa Street
Pick up beer,cheese,milk,wine,and other produce goods on the fly from friendly local store owner 3 blocks up.
If in downtown, shop where the locals and now tourists for diverse healthy food items. Also Trader Joe on Masonic where locals shop.
Trader Joe's
10 4th St
If in downtown, shop where the locals and now tourists for diverse healthy food items. Also Trader Joe on Masonic where locals shop.