Post # 1
I just got approved to go to a work conference in San Francisco – wooo!!!!! We never ever get to travel for work so I am super excited.
I’ll be there for 3 days and 3 nights… What’s a girl to do in San Francisco after 5 PM? I am super adventurous and love unique ice cream if there’s any special ice cream place, going to parks, getting cool views of the city, etc.
Post # 3
YES! Welcome to SF! (When you come) The Ice cream comment prompted me to tell you about these 2 places:
1) Joe’s Ice Cream: http://www.yelp.com/biz/joes-ice-cream-san-francisco
They handmake their own ice cream! Delicious. Get your cone dipped in chocolate for a little extra!
2) Polly Ann Ice Cream – http://www.yelp.com/biz/polly-ann-ice-cream-san-francisco
A little further away from Downtown SF – in the outer Sunset. Kind of hard to get to, but worth it! They have some eclectic ice cream flavors – for the indecisive person, they have a wheel of flavors that you spin to decide on your flavor of the day! They also have a “free ice cream” spin! 😀
As for sightseeing:
1) If you happen to be in the outer sunset, Ocean Beach is a must! If you have a car, go on a drive along the coast. I was just there “tour guiding” a friend through SF. We happened to get beautiful weather, and it was just gorgeous!
2) Chrissy Field – great location to see the Golden Gate Bridge, get your photos, etc.
3) Palace of Fine Arts
4) Golden Gate Park – has lots of museums, botanical gardens, parks, etc.
5) Ferry Building / the Embarcadero / Fisherman’s Wharf /etc
I think I could go on and on! Let me know if you need more ideas! 😀
Post # 4
Ooooh will through in Bi-Rite and Humphrey Slocumbe to the mix! If you like oysters, Hog Island at the Ferry Building does a Oyster happy hour on Mondays.
There are some great spots; wander around Fisherman’s Wharf/Little Italy/Chinatown, Union Square and the Embarcadero.
Bar hop around the Financial/Soma area.
Post # 5
Drive up to Twin Peaks for an amazing view of the city!
Lands End in the outer Richmond is an awesome park. It has a trail through the woods, gorgeous view of the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge, a little beach you can hike down to, and the ruins of an old bathhouse you can explore.
Also, the Mission district has a ton of great bars. Keep in mind that a lot of bars in San Francisco are cash only.
I just moved here in January and have so much more to see! think I will be subscribing to this thread for ideas 😀
Post # 6
I love SF… I would definitely second Humphry Slocombe (their Secret Breakfast is my favorite flavor, ever), and Bi-Rite Creamery. 🙂
I also love Naked Lunch, Comstock for cocktails, the Sutro Bath ruins are pretty awesome too. If you wanna get fancy, try Bubble Lounge near the financial district! It’s a champagne lounge with dancing below.
Post # 7
Thanks guys!!!! I can’t wait to go to all of those places!!
Post # 8
**bump** any restaurant recommendations in SOMA? Or within a couple miles of SOMA?
Post # 9
What cross streets of SOMA? There are some amazing restaurants!
Are some of the yummy pricier restaurants…
Lemme know your price range. 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
San Francisco is the prettiest city in the U.S. IMO. Make sure you get to watch the sunset from the Embarcadero. I also loved strolling through Chinatown and checking out the shops for reasonably priced (i.e. cheap) souvenirs. And don’t forget to take a ride on one of the iconic cable cars (be careful and don’t fall off!) If you get a chance to add an extra day take a bus tour from your hotel to the wine country for some tastings at a few wineries and lunch in Sonoma; we loved that tour! Plus, we were given some time to go through Redwood National Forest and view the enormous redwood trees as well as a spectacular view of downtown San Francisco from Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge.
I will say to watch out for certain areas of the downtown which are not safe day or night due to the large homeless population (many of whom are mentally ill.) I would get a reputable guidebook that has been published within the last year or two and stick the touristy spots. Be mindful of your surroundings, our friend accidentally set down a backpack at a bus stop and left it so of course when we returned less than 15 minutes later somebody had walked off with it (he had to fight a homeless person for it which was horribly depressing.)