San Francisco is such a lively city, we could totally live there! We would define it as an eclectic city, home of stylish people, hipsters, liberals, hippies, techies, immigrants, homeless people, anyway you see where we are getting at, it’s a great melting pot of everything! Our favourite things – the tech/trendy/hippie scene is present and so strong!
Let’s simplify this, SF is special and you should check it out!
Anyways, because we enjoyed it so much, we had to make you a straight to the point guide os San Francisco so you maximize your fun there!
Where to stay in San Francisco
- USA hostel is bearable being a few blocks away from downtown and Nob Hill at 58$US for dorms (4 beds) and private rooms pricing are around 130$US/night and up.
- The Fairmont in Nob Hill is around 450$US/night if you are looking for a crazy view on the roof and a lot of creature comforts.
- We were lucky to also stay on King Street in SoMa straight in front of the AT&T Stadium. Waking up seeing Mitch’s favourite stadium was quite magical.
Where to eat in San Francisco
- El Farolito at 2779 Mission (at 24th Street) – Eat the best burrito of San Francisco in the Mission District (Opinions are diverse about this join but line is always long!)
- Epic Steak – Lunch by the water facing the beautiful Oakland Bay Bridge
- Craftsman & Wolves for some delicious coffee and pastries
- Swan Oyster Depot for Dungeness crab salad and clam chowder
- All-you-can-eat hotpot at Shabu House
What you must do in San Francisco
- Watch the Giants at the AT&T stadium
- Drive on the winding street – Lombard Street
- Go to watch the sunset at Baker Beach – Views of the Golden Gate Bridge are nothing short of amazing
- Ride a hire bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Chill at Dolores Park that recently opened again! Large lawn with special people around all the time is quite entertaining (great views of the city too!)
- See the Alcatraz Prison
- See Pier 39
- Ride the Cable Cars that is a big part of San Francisco’s past. They are still available to ride today on Hyde Street & Beach Street
- Eat dinner in the Fisherman’s Wharf where after you can enjoy tons of street performers, souvenir shops, etc
If you have the chance, this is what you should also do…
- Rent a car and drive to Napa Valley
- Participate to the Pride Parade
- Do the Land’s End Trail – hike along the North-West coast of SF
- Coffee shop hopping – we love cute and hip coffee shops and SF is definitely the mecca for it!
- Move further and go into hiking adventures
- Bar hopping on the Mission. So many BARS. This website will be your holy bible on the lifestyle going on the Mission
- If you are not doing the Pacific Coast road trip, go to Muir Woods where you can see giant redwood trees, it is the closest place to the Bay Area
- Visit The Palace of Fine Arts if you’re into that
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