A Local's Guide to San Francisco

Here is a guide to all the best attractions and restaurants in San Francisco that will make you want to stay! 

Activities:

1. Land’s End - Hike to a great sunset spot 

2. Wave Organ - Your own personal stairmaster

3. Ocean Beach - Watch the surfers and snuggle up in a blanket for a beach picnic & late night bonfire

4. Buffalo’s in Golden Gate Park - Only locals would know!

5. Ampersand Flower Shop - The cutest flower shop built into a barn style garage!

6. Conservatory of Flowers - Greenhouse & Botanical Garden 

7. Church of 8 Wheels - Roller skating rink in an old church

8. Point Bonita Light House - Whale watching on a clear day 

9. Grandview Park - Sunset & city views

10. Muir Woods - Hike and explore the mysterious woods

11. Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory - watch fortune cookies be made

12. Exploratorium - Museum of science, technology, and art 

13. SF MOMA - Museum of modern art 

14. Drive down Lumbard Street - Cheesy, but a must do tourist attraction

15. Japanese Tea Garden - Soothing adventure  

16. Magowan’s Mirror Maze

Restaurants: 

1. Noosh - Eastern Mediteranean Cuisine $$

2. Ferry Building - Several Restaurants $-$$

3. Foreign Cinema - California-Mediteranean Cuisine $$ 

4. Media Noche - Cuban Cuisine $$

5. Souvla - Greek Cuisine $

6. Little Gem - American $$

7. The Italian Homemade Company - Italian $$

8. Delarosa - Italian Cuisine $$

9. Farmhouse Kitchen - Thai Cuisine $$

10. Ippudo - Japanese Cuisine $$

11. 4505 Burgers & BBQ - American Cuisine $$

12. Palm House - Caribbean Cuisine $$

13. RT Rotisserie - American Cuisine $$

14. Barzotto - Italian Cuisine $$

15. Good Luck Dim Sum - Chinese Cuisine $

16. Beeps Burgers - American Cuisine $

17. Super Duper Burger - American Cuisine $

18. Rooster & Rice - Thai Cuisine $

19. Mong Thu Cafe - Vietnamese Cuisine $

Desserts/Snacks:

1. Ghiradelli Square $$

2. Mitchell’s Ice Cream $

3. Tartine Bakery $$

4. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse $$

5. Bi-Rite Creamery $$

6. Hometown Creamery $

7. Shakedown $

8. Hot Cookie $

9. Dynamo Donuts $

10. Boba Guys $$

11. Joe & The Juice $$

12. Smitten Ice Cream $$

13. Brenda’s French Soul Food - Beignet Flight $$

14. Benkyodo Co. - Mochi $

15. Zanze’s Cheesecake $$

16. Buena Vista Cafe - Irish coffee $

17. Otoro Sushi - Japanese Cuisine $$                

18. Akiko’s Restaurant - Japanese Cuisine $$$