Hello Internet Family!
Thank you for checking back in! I am so excited to be sharing with you this my little picture of this incredible city by the bay.
(Queue the Journey song) If I ever had to pick one city to live in for the rest of my life, it would be the beautiful and abstract San Francisco.
There is so much to do, so much to see, so much life, that there is absolutely no complete guide to this city. With that being said, after a year spend living in the heart of the downtown I have compiled a list of my must do activities.
I will always hold this city near and dear to my heart, and I really hope that you get a change to explore it for yourselves.
The Golden Gate Bridge
A major draw for all who come is the monumental Golden Gate Bridge. Get up early & watch the sunrise from it, or take an afternoon stroll across the 1.7 mile long bridge. During your walk you are more then likely to see many boats and other water sports taking place along with wildlife swimming freely underneath you. Click HERE for details regarding parking and navigation.
Golden Gate Park
Grab a ball or Frisbee and some takeout and enjoy some time at the park. The park is also home to the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Sciences, and so much more HERE.
The Ferry Building
While this could be considered a tourist attractions, the buzzing building is full of shops and food. The pick up location for the ferry and water taxi, and an all around charming location for a meal or a visit. A great place to people watch-- an even better place to sit and watch the bay with a hot cup of coffee. There is a fresh farmers market that fills the parking lot periodically.
Home to sea lions, boats, a great place to pick up a ferry ride, the aquarium, food & shops!
For a fun, family friendly afternoon I would highly recommend a ferry ride. There are several to choose from including some to Alcatraz Prison.
Because I'm a Giants fan through and through, I might be a little bias in saying this.. but this is my absolute favorite stadium. There is nothing better then a ball game & beer at this iconic venue. You can also find affordable seats really easily. But whatever you do, don't miss the Gilroy Garlic Fry booth & stay around for the after game firework show that takes place along the beautiful city skyline.
Walk across the rainbow lined crosswalk and head over to Hot Cookie for a penis cookie & enjoy a district dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community.
Walk through the shops, get a manicure at the Hand Job Spa, catch a movie or event at the magnificent Castro Theater.
Just like Starbucks is to Seattle, Ghiridelli chocolate is to San Francisco. Spend some time with your feet in the bay, watching the swimmers and kayak's.
(Otherwise know as Dolores Park) The place to go for an "adult picnic" aka an excuse to get day drunk. Get your friends together, grab a speaker, blanket, food and drinks and head to the park for a picnic. You wont be disappointed! You never know what you will see while spending some time looking at this skyline.
A trolley around union square to shop is as classic as it get. During the holiday season you wont want to miss the ice skating rink. Check out the other events going on year round, here
These cross streets are home to the hippy heart of this unique city. Record stores and smoke shops, vintage clothes and a variety of food await you.
While the streets are filled with beautifully curated murals, this city prides itself of its many museums. If by chance the rain takes over your trip any of these are wonderful experiences:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
de Young Museum
Legion of Honor
Asian Art Museum
You're So Close!
San Francisco is a city surrounded by so much beauty.
Might as well as taking some time and check out Berkeley if you're looking for a smaller, funky city. Muir Woods, for the famous redwoods & so many hiking trails or Stinson Beach for a beautiful look at the Pacific ocean.
Getting Around The City
Public Transportation is notoriously easy, I encourage you to try it out even as a tourist!
Muni & Bart
are the train and bus system that will take you everywhere and anywhere.
Uber & Lyft are incredibly common as well
I would not recommend renting a car, because the amount of time you would spend looking for available parking could be infinite.
However, as anyone that knows me can attest too, if its doable to walk it, I will. The city is relatively easy to get around on foot.
Thanks again for checking in,
The City by the Bay
With all this being said I believe with this city in particular its hard to go wrong!
I have linked the above mentioned locations, however I encourage you to see where the day takes you! You won't be disappointed.
x Sasha x
Hi there! I'm Sasha and I'm the girl behind The Site Seeker. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Here you will find every reason to pack your bags and travel. As a flight attendant and all around travel enthusiasts I love sharing a little look into my world.