JESSICAHENRY

from east to west

Visiting San Francisco?

I have a friend who is making plans to visit my wonderful city. I thought my email was too good to keep private—wanted to share it with y’all:)

First of all, this is a local website that we all use to find good restaurants, hidden activities, etc:
Some things I would do/explore are:
1.) Fisherman’s wharf, Ghirardelli (if you go into the shop/cafe, they’ll give you a free chocolate!)
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2.) Boudin Bakery is the birthplace of sourdough. Instead of eating there, go upstairs and do the $2 tour. It actually gives you a really succinct and perfect history of SF. It’s my favorite “museum” of the city!
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2.) Walk up Lombard St. (the famous winding road)
3.) Take a cable car ride (you can even pick up at Union Square!). It’s about $6 for adults, not sure about kids.
4.) Walk through the farmers market in the Ferry Building on the weekends.
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5.) Tacos in the Mission (a neighborhood known for its hipster crowd and good Mexican food!)
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6.) A walk up Coit Tower (it overlooks Sausalito and the bay!). Walking up the hill to the tower is the fun part. If you want to actually go up the tower, I think it’s a bit expensive (~$10/person), so I’ve never gone:)
7.) Ride bikes or check out the house boats in Sausalito, and then go to the Marine Mammal Center on the way home!
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8.) Golden Gate Park! It’s our SF pride and joy. There are so many wonderful parts about it: there’s a carousel, Japanese tea gardens and several great museums with ice cream carts near them.
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To everyone else, consider this your open invitation to come visit!
-Jessica