San Francisco

โ€œSan Francisco provides an abundance of treasures for its travelers, from the windswept and foggy bay to its meandering hills positioned by Victorian homes that command spectacular scenery over the city. SF varies wildly from the Chinatown to the hipster vibe of the Castro and the gleaming skyscrapers built along the cityโ€™s Silicon Valley.โ€

Off the beaten path guide to

San Francisco

Places to See

Camera Obscura
6AM to 10PM
1096 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Dark room with holographic projections and views over the coast
Ferry Building Marketplace
11AM to 5PM
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Organic farmers market with food stalls
de Young
11AM to 5PM
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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States
Contemporary art museum with Friday cocktails and shows
The Castro Theatre
11AM to 5PM
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Historic theatre playing movies and performances
Yerba Buena Gardens
6AM to 10PM
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750 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Cultural playground with cinemas, galleries and food
Baker Beach
6AM to 10PM
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San Francisco, CA, United States
Clothing-optional beach overlooking the golden gate bridge
Xanadu Gallery
Permanently closed
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140 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
Boutique museum of African and Asian cultural artefacts
Mission Bowling Club
2 to 7PM
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3176 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Upscale bowling alley with drinks and dining
Dandelion Chocolate
11AM to 5PM
2600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Independent chocolate factory with tours and a cafรฉ
BATS Improv
Temporarily closed
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Landmark Building B, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Performing arts theatre hosting improv musicals and shows
Twin Peaks
5AM to 12AM
501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Urban hike with a scenic view of San Francisco
Wave Organ
Open 24 hours
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83 Marina Green Dr, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Acoustic sculpture powered by the ocean waves
Dolores Park
6AM to 10PM
Dolores St &, 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Recreational park with open air movie theatres and ice cream
Clarion Alley
11AM to 5PM
San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Street art and murals with Latin-American influences
Landโ€™s End Trail
11AM to 5PM
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916 El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Short trail across the historic Sutro Baths with an ocean view
Exploratorium
11AM to 5PM
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Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94100, United States
Science museum that allows to ask question & question answers

Places to Eat

Coletta Gelato
12 to 8PM
685 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Petite ice-cream shop serving flavors with traditional Italian method
$ Greens
12 to 8PM
Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Waterfront restaurant serving the best of worldโ€™s vegetarian food
Aziza
12 to 8PM
5800 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Intimate Morrocan restaurant serving contemporary arab cuisine and drinks
Gitane
12 to 8PM
6 Claude Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
Vintage restaurant serving a potpourri of Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisine
$Craftsman and Wolves
12 to 8PM
746 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Gourmet cafรฉ serving innovative croissants and muffins
Blue Bottle Coffee
12 to 8PM
66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Cafรฉ serving Belgian waffles and seasons soups
The Social Study
12 to 8PM
1795 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
Cosy Lounge with board games and conversations
๐Ÿ— Wing Wings
12 to 8PM
422 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Buffalo and Korean styled chicken wings restaurant
Bar Agricole
12 to 8PM
355 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Ecofriendly lounge serving meat and seafood delicacies
Brendaโ€™s French Soul Food
12 to 8PM
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
American-French comfort food serving fried chicken
$State Bird Provisions
12 to 8PM
1529 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
Dim sum style innovative dishes like sauerkraut pancakes
๐Ÿฅž Outerlands
12 to 8PM
4001 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States
Beach shack themed cafรฉ serving pancakes
$Flour + Water
12 to 8PM
2401 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Italian restaurant with a Cali-influence
Cha Cha Cha
12 to 8PM
1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Cosy Caribbean restaurant offering Latin American food with sangria
Warakubune
12 to 8PM
307 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Sushi restaurant with a belt that brings you sushi on little boats
๐Ÿฃ Ebisu
12 to 8PM
1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States
Small but authentic Japanese restaurant serving fresh sushi with fair prices
๐Ÿฒ Suppenkรผche
12 to 8PM
525 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
German restaurant serving wholesome soups
Nopa
5 to 9PM
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Contemporary Californian restaurant focusing on quality ingredients
Cliff House
Open 24 hours
1004 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Brunch restaurant with an ocean view over the Sutro Cliffs
Thanh Long
4:30 to 7PM
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4101 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States
Vietnamese restaurant famous for its baked and roast crabs

Places to Drink

Zeitgeist
4 to 10PM
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199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Beer garden serving craft beers, bloody marys and munchies
Local Edition
4 to 10PM
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691 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Vintage newspaper themed speakeasy bar with jazz performances
Smugglerโ€™s Cove
4 to 10PM
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650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Pirate themed cocktail bar serving great rum
Bottom of the Hill
4 to 10PM
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1233 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Intimate venue playing live rock gigs with a patio and bar
Monarch
4 to 10PM
101 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Vintage cocktail bar with an underground club room ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Temple
4 to 10PM
540 Howard St 1st floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Nightclub offering bottle service and hosting DJs spinning electronic tunes
Plank
4 to 10PM
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98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, United States
Outdoor beer garden also serving fast food and an indoor bowling alley
Cigar bar & grill
4 to 10PM
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850 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Lounge with an outdoor courtyard and Thursday jazz ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Barbarossa
4 to 10PM
714 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Cosy lounge serving food & drinks in a building that survives earthquake ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Comstock Saloon
Temporarily closed
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155 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Bar and lounge playing live jazz music in a fun atmosphere
Top of the Mark
Temporarily closed
999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
Rooftop bar serving cocktails with great ambience and staff
The View
4PM to 12AM
780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Cocktail bar at the top of Marriott offering views over San Francisco
Tommyโ€™s Joynt
12 to 7:30PM
1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Classic spot offering American comfort food dishes
The Tipsy Pig
4 to 9:30PM
2231 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Gastropub serving great chicken pies, fish tacos and craft beers
Louieโ€™s Bar
Temporarily closed
55 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Hidden gastropub offering a lively environment with music and drinks
The Brixton
5 to 11PM
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2140 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Fun bar with cosy booths, soul food and tasty cocktails

Places to Network

Start-up Grind
4 to 10PM
Networking community hosting keynotes and mixers in the bay area
General Assembly
4 to 10PM
225 Bush St #5, San Francisco, CA 94104, United States
Urban school offering short courses and tech networking events

Places to Shop

Paxton Gate
824 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
A cabinet of curiosities with a collection of carnivorous plants & fossils
Rare Device
600 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Practical home accessories, unusual decorations and gift products
Aether
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489 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Quality outdoor fashion products with a lifetime guarantee
Flight 001
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525 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Creative store with collections of travel friendly products & essentials
Paulโ€™s Hat Works
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6128 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Family owned bespoke handcrafted hat store
Alโ€™s Attire
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1300 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Bespoke clothing and footwear store focusing on elegance & comfort
Omnivore
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3885 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94131, United States
Curated book store for chefs and cooking enthusiasts
Sui Generis
2231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Designer and vintage clothing at discounted prices
The Voyager Shop
365 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Contemporary fashion and homeware with a Cali perspective
International Orange
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044 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
Holistic wellness and spa with terrace sunbathing
Bi-Rite
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3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Grocery store serving gourmet sandwiches, ice cream and baked goods
Unionmade
493 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Concept menโ€™s outfitter store offering timeless American selections

Luxury

La Folie
Permanently closed
2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Ornate French dining restaurant serving snails, caviar and frog legs
Press Club
1 to 7PM
20 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Wine and beer bar serving gourmet snacks
Atelier Crenn
5 to 8PM
3127 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Fine dining restaurant serving food as an artistic experience
Saison
5:30 to 9:30PM
178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
3 Michelin star restaurant serving a luxurious French-American cuisine
Redwood Room
Temporarily closed
495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Glamorous cocktail bar with artistic decor serving as a hot spot in SF

Watch Out

Walkable city with steep hills

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Foggy summer weather

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High homeless population

Powell Cable Car

Skip the Powell Cable Car Line and just explore the quiet scenic parts of the city
6AM to 10PM
San Francisco, CA 94109, USA