San Francisco Travel Guide

San Fran has been on my bucket list for a long time and I finally got to explore it with the hubs. And by explore, I mean Noah style. We walked all the miles and saw what felt like ALL the things.

Quick Tips: bring comfy shoes for all the up and downhill walking and definitely bring a jacket! Cali weather is very unpredictable and I found myself needing a coat wherever we went.

Scroll down for all the things we were able to check out while on our trip!

Things to See:

  • Lombard Street- crazy zig zag road. Don’t necessarily need to walk it or anything but it’s fun to stop at the top and take a look down.
  • Nob Hill/Russian Hill– fun little area to explore
  • Ghirardelli Square- Go inside and get yourself a free piece of chocolate 😉
  • Fisherman’s Wharf- where all the tourists are but also where you can see Alcatraz, the bridge and some cute seals sun bathing
  • North Beach- buzzy neighborhood not far from Fisherman’s wharf and home to San Fran’s Little Italy. Trattorias, coffee shops and retro bars. Be sure to check out Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
  • Little Italy- where all the yummy Italian food is, especially the ‘za
  • Chinatown-there’s a hidden gem down an alley where you can see them make fortune cookies!
  • The Mission– cute neighborhood where I ate the best taco I’ve ever had at ‘Taqueria’
  • The Castro– the first Gay neighborhood and fun to explore
  • The Marina District- tons of shops to pop in and out of
  • Muir Woods, Muir Beach Overlook- gorgeous overlook and pretty drive through redwood trees
  • Sausalito- adorable town on the water. Great spot to stop for lunch
  • Golden Gate Bridge (obvi)
  • Crissy Field/Presidio- great spot to see the bridge. It’s almost like a park and has a big field area to hang out. People were having picnics and relaxing by the water while enjoying the amazing bridge view
  • PCH down to Half Moon Bay-we rented a car and enjoyed the ride
  • Twin Peaks City Overlook– an amazing view of the entire city
  • Haight-Ashbury-fun, hippy neighborhood to check out. There’s a funky window with legs coming out
  • Hayes Valley-cool, revitalized neighborhood with cutesty shops, chill bars, and many trendy restaurants. Walkable from Painted ladies
  • Painted Ladies- the famous line of colorful homes that you see in Full House!

Places to Eat/Drink:

Mr Holmes Bakeshop
  • Boudin Bakery– Clam Chowder Bread Bowl at Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Hog Island Oyster Co– delish oysters. We did the fresh and grilled. Def do both
  • Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar- cute tiki bar inside the Fairmont Hotel
  • Mr. Holmes Bakeshop– fun neon “I got baked in SF” sign inside. Also delish birthday cake croissant
  • Basik Cafe- great Acai bowls
  • Lagunitas Brewery-Sonoma
  • Sanraku Sushi
  • Taqueria– in The Mission. Famous for their carne asada burrito and delicious tacos. Hands down, one of the best tacos I’ve ever had and the hubs crushed the burrito
  • Tartine Bakery– yummy bakery in The Mission
  • Cafe Meuse Wine Bar- we popped in here while waiting for our table at Seven Hills. delish wine options!
  • SEVEN HILLS– my favorite little Italian restaurant. Definitely the most delicious pasta I’ve ever had
  • La Note-Breakfast spot in Berkely 
  • Tony’s Pizza- pizza spot in Little Italy
  • Baked Bear- hand made ice cream cookie sandwiches.. need I say more?
  • Joe & The Juice- cute spot for coffee and breakfast

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