(Closed) What to do in 48 hours in San Francisco???

posted 6 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
Hostess
23609 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ˜€

Post # 4
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
Member
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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 πŸ˜€

 

Post # 6
Member
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I love SF… I would definitely second Humphry Slocombe (their Secret Breakfast is my favorite flavor, ever), and Bi-Rite Creamery. πŸ™‚
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 # 9
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What cross streets of SOMA? There are some amazing restaurants!

Alexander’s Steakhouse
Benu
Ame
Fringale
Prospect

Are some of the yummy pricier restaurants…

Lemme know your price range. πŸ™‚

 

Post # 10
Member
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.)

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