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Top public service recommendations from locals

City Hall
“A beautiful San Francisco building. Walk around inside for the beautiful sights and see a lot of people getting married. You will also be near Davies Symphony Hall and the Opera House.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Big box grocery store a short walk away. Decent prices, and they have a bulk section for trail mixes and teas!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“In case you need any personal items, this Walgreens is close by, has a parking lot and has almost everything.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Walgreens has toiletries, clothes, pharmaceuticals, groceries, a photoshop and a lot more.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“If you need to fill a prescription after hours, the nearest 24 hour pharmacy, is Walgreens at the corner of 18th & Castro Streets.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“24 hour pharmacy. You can get everything here: parking meter cards, bus passes etc”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“In case you require prescriptions to be filled, medical or beauty supplies, there is a Walgreens next to the Trader Joe's. Again, all within walking distance so a car is not required.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“Lovely new library with super city views. There are many computers to use and a printer. Or a great place to work for a few hours. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“In case you forgot your toothbrush, it is right around the corner. Also has a red box rental box for the latest DVDs. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“Can also purchase Clipper cards here, load some $$ on it, then explore the entire Bay Area and beyond (yes, Berkeley!) on almost all public transportation!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Library
“Local branch of the SF Public Library. Open to all. Great kids area downstairs and playground behind the library.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Climbing Gym
“Oakland's beautiful rock climbing gym. A very friendly place to climb or learn to climb. They also have full gym facilities upstairs.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“This Walgreen's Pharmacy sells MUNI passes for the buses, cables cars, and trains.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“In just a less than a 10-minute walk you can find what is not provided in your fully stocked bathroom. Anything from pharmaceutical needs to convenience supplies can be found in CVS, located next to Trader's Joe grocery store.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“From the here, you can easily walk to the buses that run nearby. Look for yellow paint on poles that says "BUS STOP." The 9R (rapid) bus will take you to the Ferry Building, which has everything you could want. The 29 bus will take you to the BART train for getting around the greater SF Bay Area, and to Golden Gate park and Baker Beach. The 8 is a fast bus that will take you to Fisherman's Wharf through downtown and China Town. The 9 and 9R (R is for rapid) go to the Cable Cars and the Ferry Building on the waterfront where you can shop, site see, and catch ferries. Pickup the 8 and 9 bus on San Bruno Ave. Catch the 29 on Mansell St. The KT Muni train is a short walk away, and will take you to the waterfront.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Pharmacy, drinks, toiletries supplies. Also, they will top up your clipper card for public transport”
  • 18 locals recommend