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

posted 6 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Are some of the yummy pricier restaurants…

Lemme know your price range. πŸ™‚


Post # 10
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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