100 Things to do in San Francisco

Hi everyone,

as promised and to celebrate my imminent move to the San Francisco Bay Area, I wanted to share my bucket list for that area with you. Similar to my Berlin bucket list, this one is composed of items from my own list and of things that I have done myself and can strongly recommend. I am planning to edit the list as I go and add links and more recommendations, so come back once in a while. Enjoy!

Food

  1. Dottie’s True Blue Cafe
  2. Twirl & Dip Ice Cream Truck
  3. Smitten Ice Cream
  4. The loving cup
  5. Trouble Toast Coffeeshop
  6. Sightglass Coffee
  7. Brunch at Zazie’s
  8. Dynamo Donut in Mission
  9. Fort Mason – Off The Grid Food Festival✓
    SF - off the grid at Fort Mason
  10. Bi-rite creamery ✓
  11. Taqueria Cancun ✓
  12. Burma Superstar ✓
  13. Super Duper Burger ✓
  14. Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory ✓
  15. Art Cafe – Inner Sunset ✓
  16. Dandelion Chocolate

Nightlife

  1.  Smuggler’s Cove ✓
  2. Infusion Lounge ✓
  3. Local Edition ✓
  4. Bourbon and Branch ✓
  5. Yancy’s Saloon ✓
  6. Buckshot ✓
  7. Holy cow ✓
  8. Butter ✓
  9. Qbar ✓
  10. Cafe Vesuvio ✓
  11. Public Works
  12. Harlot ✓
  13. Monarch ✓
  14. 1015 Folsom ✓
  15. The little shamrock ✓
  16. Zeitgeist ✓

Sightseeing

  1. free walking tours, especially the Castro and the mural tour in Mission ✓
  2. Twin Peaks by Day and Night ✓
    View from Twin Peaks
  3. Alcatraz – Night tour ✓
  4. Fishermen’s Wharf & Pier 39 ✓
  5. Golden Gate Bridge ✓
  6. Palace of Fine Arts ✓
    Palace of Fine Arts
  7. Coit Tower ✓
  8. City Hall at night (but watch out, this is not the safest area) ✓
  9. Haight & Ashbury ✓
  10. Noriega Steps ✓
    Noriega Steps
  11. Lyon Street Steps
  12. Seward Street slides ✓
  13. Yoda statue, Lucasfilms, Presidio
  14. Labyrinth of Grace Cathedral
  15. Swing at Billy Goat Hill
  16. Precita Eyes Murals in Mission
  17. Ingleside Sundial

Museums

  1. Cable Car Museum ✓
  2. SF MOMA
  3. De Young Museum
  4. Musée Méchanique ✓
  5. Nightlife at the exploratorium
  6. Institute of Illegal Images
  7. The Prelinger Library
  8. Walt Disney Museum

Parks & Urban Hikes

  1. Baker Beach ✓
  2. Dolores Park ✓
    Dolores Park
  3. Lands End ✓
  4. Sutro Baths ✓
  5. Lovers Lane, Presidio
  6. Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
  7. Shakespeare Garden
  8. Japanese Tea Garden ✓
  9. Botanical Garden ✓
  10. Slacker Hill Trail
  11. Mission Peak
  12. Tank Hill
  13. Clipper Cove, Treasure Island
  14. Inspiration Point, Presidio

Events & Activities

  1. Treasure Island Flea market ✓
  2. Chinese New Year Parade ✓
  3. Giants Game ✓
  4. Warriors Game ✓
  5. 49er’s Game
  6. Thursday night life at the California Academy of Science ✓
  7. Bonfires on Ocean Beach ✓
  8. Bay to Breakers ✓
    100 Things to do in SF - Bay to Breakers
  9. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
  10. Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival
  11. Oakland First Fridays
  12. Alameda County Fair
  13. Alameda Flea Market
  14. Maker Faire
  15. Superhero Street Fair
  16. How weird Street Fair
  17. Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival
  18. Outside Lands
  19. get a poem from Zach at the poem store (street artist @ Ferry Building)
  20. Grace Cathedral yoga class

Day Trips

  1. Napa Valley ✓
  2. Bike tour over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito ✓
  3. Bike to Tiburon
  4. Muir Woods
  5. Stinson Beach
  6. Alamere Falls
  7. Mount Tamalpais
  8. Angel Island State Park
  9. Point Reyes

SF bucket list - 100 Things to do in SF

What are your favorite things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Yours,
Juliet

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