San Francisco is a city filled with breathtaking views and fun vibes. It is the perfect place to go for a weekend or even a couple of days, and you will never be bored. The city has that downtown, coastal and small town feel which can be hard to find in a single location. There are so many things to experience; from outdoor activities, to historical sites, to amazing food… San Francisco has it all.
I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite things to do and some others that I will definitely be hitting up next time I am in San Francisco. Check them out:
Golden Gate Bridge – this is kind of a given, it is the staple of the city and it is just a must see.
Sausalito – this gorgeous, small town is right across the bridge and it is a breath of fresh air. It gives you amazing views of San Francisco and it is just a charming town to see. There are plenty of restaurants and shops, and great hiking opportunities with stunning views. Check out Cavallo Point; this hotel is absolutely stunning and historical.
Lombard Street – this is definitely a touristy spot but I think it is worth seeing. It truly is incredible to see the winding street and if you do get the chance to drive on it, I think it would be a cool experience. The streets in San Francisco’s streets are very unique in general, so if you do not make it here, many of the streets are hilly and have great views.
Ghirardelli Square – near the Fisherman’s Wharf, this square is filled with shops and restaurants. It is the perfect place to walk around for a bit, grab some ice cream (Ghirardelli’s of course) and enjoy the stunning views of the water.
Mission Dolores Park – you get great views of the city and it is such a great place to just sit and relax. Grab some food and drinks and spend a few hours just hanging out.
Financial District – take a stroll in the heart of downtown. Check out some shops and grab a bite to eat.
Alcatraz Island – I did not get a chance to make it here either, but would definitely like to one day. I think the history behind it is very fascinating and it would be a cool experience. You can book your tickets for a tour ahead of your trip which is pretty nice.
Giants Game – I did not get the opportunity to watch a Giant’s baseball game because there were no games during the time I was there. The stadium is supposed to be beautiful and overlooking the water, so it is definitely something that I would recommend while visiting San Francisco.
Renting Kayaks – another item on my to do list. San Francisco offers kayak rentals and it is the perfect outdoor activity. If you are not a big baseball fan and do not want to go to an actual game, you can ride your kayak right by the stadium and get some amazing views.
Fisherman’s Wharf – right on the waterfront, this touristy hot spot is great to see. You will find plenty of restaurants, souvenir shops, and even some sea lions. It is a fun place to take a stroll and grab some seafood and even find that perfect souvenir to take home with you.
Ferry Building Marketplace – make sure to bring your appetite. This building is filled with so much delicious food to choose from. Vendors sell everything from meat and cheeses, to sweets, to sandwiches, and to anything you could think of. Grab something and then go sit outside and people watch.
Overall, San Francisco is an amazing city with so much to do and something for everyone.
Happy Travels – xoxo Dre <3