I often get asked for suggestions on what to do while visiting SF.
- 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.
- 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).
- Walk from the Ferry Building, down the Embarcadero, to Fog City Diner. Then, walk up the Filbert Steps to Coit Tower.
- Ride the Cable Car (you can borrow my Muni pass if you want, so at least one of you can ride for free)
- Take a rock climbing lesson at Mission Cliffs gym (not super cheap, but it’s a good time and quite a scene)
- Rent kayaks and paddle around the shore
- 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.
- Take a free walking tour of a SF neighborhood. Yes free. It’s done by SF City Guides.
- Walk around the Castro, SF’s most colorful neighborhood
- 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.