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Best things to do in San Francisco

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Zoo
“The San Francisco Zoo is a 100-acre zoo located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, California, between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean along the Great Highway. As of 2016, the zoo housed more than one thousand individual animals, representing more than 250 species. ”
97 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“There's a lot of history here. You can climb about the old bathhouse ruins (although you can't see them really), and have a famous SF Ramos Fizz at the bar when you're done. Great views of the Ocean and right near Ocean Beach.”
194 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The historic hippie revolution started right here in front of Cha Cha Cha. Be sure to stop at this restaurant for delicious Sangrias and Tapas. There are plenty of restaurants serving cuisines from all around the world like meditarranean, MExican, Italyina, Spanish, Indian... small shops offer unique quirky clothing that will transport you back to the 1960's ... go ahead have fun!”
183 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Small Cinima with the best new releases, along with some great arthouse and classic films. Serves food and booze to your seat all movie long. Located in the renovated New Mission Theater.”
145 locals recommend
Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
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“Cocktails are the best. Ask for the Field Guide to Birds menu. Get there early and sit outside unless you're already hearing impaired. Inside the music is loud and guests shout to be heard. ”
180 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“French, delicious, always crowded so expect a wait. Very popular for brunch. ”
179 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A San Francisco institution, this coffee joint does it a little differently - no espresso drinks, only pour-over, and they specialized in flavored drinks. Our personal fave is the Mocha Tesora. Take your coffee to-go and head to Noe Valley Park across the street.”
201 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of art from Asia in the world today. There are more than 18,000 pieces of art in the museum, including some pieces that are more than 6,000 years old. The museum was founded when Avery Brundage donated a large sum of money to the city to found the museum.”
100 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Bomb breakfast place. The rosemary potatoes are incredible. They don't take reservations. Be prepared to wait., it's worth it.”
152 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best Bar in San Francisco. Crowded at bar hours (late) great food and we own it!”
176 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Light and airy coffee shop with light food. You can also get some good bread to take away. We get our sourdough starter from here.”
189 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
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“If you are in Fisherman's Wharf in SF, you'll need to visit Ghirardelli. It is famous for their Excellent ice cream and chocolate.”
102 locals recommend
Premise
“Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike.”
104 locals recommend
Beach
“If you ever wondered where those wedding photos with the gorgeous bridge backdrop were taken, this is it! A locals’ favorite to take in the unobstructed view of the bridge and the ocean and enjoy a glass of chardonnay while listening to the waves crashing ashore. ”
159 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“It makes for beautiful views of the SF landscape. I would recommend climbing the stairs through the park up to the tower.”
121 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Hard to get into but well worth, get there 10 minutes before they open and you’ll get in!”
165 locals recommend