What do in SF, round 1

I often get asked for suggestions on what to do while visiting SF.

  1. Ride bikes over the Golden Gate bridge to Sausalito, or all way the to Tiburon if you’re feeling adventurous. Have lunch over there, near the bay. In Sausalito, I usually eat at Salsalito’s Tacos. In Tiburon, Sam’s is the classic go-to.
  2. Have lunch at a dim sum place in Chinatown, like New Asia. It’s a scene, and very cheap ($8-10 per person usually for a large meal).
  3. Walk from the Ferry Building, down the Embarcadero, to Fog City Diner. Then, walk up the Filbert Steps to Coit Tower.
  4. Ride the Cable Car (you can borrow my Muni pass if you want, so at least one of you can ride for free)
  5. Take a rock climbing lesson at Mission Cliffs gym (not super cheap, but it’s a good time and quite a scene)
  6. Rent kayaks and paddle around the shore
  7. Go to some of the museums. the MOMA is cool and right downtown, and the De Young and Academy of Sciences are top-notch. I hear the cable car museum is cool, but I’ve never been.
  8. Take a free walking tour of a SF neighborhood. Yes free. It’s done by SF City Guides.
  9. Walk around the Castro, SF’s most colorful neighborhood
  10. If you can, try try try to do a tour of the Anchor Brewing factory. The tours are free, last 2 hours, and are awesome. They’re usually reserved, but I would call now to check on the dates you’re here — as well as just call the day of to see if there are any cancellations.

What am I missing!? Let me know in the comments.

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