San Francisco has gotten a bad rap in the news lately, however as someone who has lived in San Francisco and still loves to visit, the city still shines bright.
When I first came to San Francisco many years ago, I was struck by the absolute natural beauty, unique and stunning architecture, and its spirited people. Although the COVID pandemic did play an impact in keeping things eerily quiet over the past couple of years, the city has opened its arms and is coming back to its glory.
For those of you coming for a weekend or staying for a while, here are some unique spots that I highly recommend as you traverse the city by the bay.
Where to stay/neighborhood: San Francisco is a relatively small city and has numerous neighborhoods. To get the most unique and quintessential San Francisco experience, I highly recommend that you say in one of the cities lesser known neighborhoods. If you can, look at doing an Airbnb or VRBO in these areas: Cole Valley, Inner Sunset, Potrero Hill, The Mission and North Beach.
When it comes to food, no other city on the West Coast and even the US does it quite like San Francisco. While you can always try the typical spots in Union Square or Fisherman’s Warf, I highly recommend trying the famous Tartine Bakery in SF Mission, if you like Nepalese food, Dancing Yak in the Mission and for those lovers of Latin Food, try LaFusion on Pine in the cities financial district.
Besides the typical tourist areas of fisherman’s Warf, Lombard Street and Chinatown, branch out and take a walk through the Mission District, walk the streets of the Haight-Ashbury and finally, take a walk through stunning Golden Gate Park.
While these are just a few of my favorites, if you or someone you know is planning a trip to the city by the Bay or the Bay area, please reach out to me for any suggestions and/or day trip planning/booking.
Next up, I’ll be sharing my insights and tips on Sunny Spectacular San Diego.
Take Care-John Voyage.