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Things to do in San Francisco

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“DescriptionFisherman’s Wharf, on the northern waterfront, is one of the city's busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops and stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls appear at every turn, as do postcard views of the bay, Golden Gate and Alcatraz. There’s also a colony of sea lions to see and historic ships to tour. At Ghirardelli Square, boutiques and eateries reside in the famed former chocolate factory. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“I would prefer that you guys eat these sandwiches because they are soooooooo good. I like these because there is a large variety of the sandwiches that you can choose from. My personal favorite sandwich is their Amicado Sandwich.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“A tiny hidden gem right near South Park. Grab a coffee and walk across the street and hang out in the park. Also have good food and a quaint little bar with beer and wine”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cycle Studio
“If you haven't been to Soul Cycle but like spin classes you should check it out.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Great Udon, for lunch they have an affordable lunch combo, for dinner, ​they have terrific Udon noodle bowls ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Beer and Gastropubs. Order the Texas Ranger Dog with Fries. Find a seat in the back of the bar for quick service. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Liquor Store
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“Hundred of beers from around the world & other types of alcohol just across the street”
  • 19 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“The best shawermas and falafel wraps the city has to offer. Very little to no seating here. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“they specialize in amaro, and you can try a variety of different kinds, or have it in a cocktail. my experience here has always been very pleasant :)”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Corner bar/restaurant serving American comfort chow, brunch fare included, in a casual atmosphere.”
  • 9 locals recommend
University
“Great views of the city from the administration building. Check it out at night.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Haight Street original...live music, a comedian, a group of folks knitting. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you love Starbucks (don't tell anyone but I do) this is the closest and they are open 24 hours. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a small but fun and lively bar where locals go to hang out and drink wine. Its not swanky and you can come dressed down and let loose. If you pay cash you can get 1/2 off. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Practically anything and everything you could possibly need, in a convenient drug store. ”
  • 11 locals recommend