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Best shops in San Francisco

Shopping Mall
“Iconic tourist spot in SF. It is very touristy but it's lovely to walk around, see the shops, the bay, and the marine life.”
133local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“In central SF - and near SF MOMA, Metreon and Yerba Buena park so you can split up and do a variety of things and come back together for lunch and dinner.”
158local recommendations
Shopping Plaza
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“Chocolate, of course but so much more! A brewery, cheese shop/restaurant where you can build an elegant picnic, arcade and SF mini golf. Walk the area around too, beautiful homes and the Marina.”
111local recommendations
Food Court
“If you're looking for a shopping mall that's close and a little less crowded go to Stonestown! ”
75local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“IMAX screen with reserved seating, and a Dolby theater as well with reserved seating.”
57local recommendations
Bookstore
“continues to be one of San Francisco’s most favored independent bookstores to this day. ”
66local recommendations
Record Shop
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“Amoeba Music (1855 Haight St.) is legendary because it's the world's largest independent record store. You can browse their selection of CDs, records, and more. If you're lucky, you can catch a live concert while you're there. Check the store's website for a calendar of performances.”
63local recommendations
Book Store
“City Lights is THE quintessential San Francisco bookstore. It's not in this neighborhood (unfortunately) but I'd be there all the time if it was. This is the bookstore & publishing house owned by Ferlinghetti, who is celebrating his 100th birthday this year (2019). City Lights was the publisher for the Beat Generation, and continues its tradition of publishing literature in translation, poetry, and political theory. They are one of the most culturally significant stores of any kind in the country, influencing whole movements. If you pass through Chinatown or North Beach, consider making a stop here.”
66local recommendations
Gift Shop
“So lucky to have Heartfelt in the neighborhood. Small but mighty store that is great for SF souvenirs or "just because" gift. Has a sweet selection of gifts for small children. ”
51local recommendations
Art Gallery
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“Tours through SF's famous mural alleys. http://precitaeyesmuralists.inticketing.com/events/ ”
42local recommendations
Gift Shop
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“This is a great store featuring housewares & art objects by local designers, artists & artisans”
29local recommendations
Bookstore
“This really is a book shop, but they have some fantastic jazz acts there. They put wine out, and ask that you pay with a suggested donation for wine and music. It’s the kind of place where you shouldn’t be talking during the music…people are there to listen. It's a low key, locals experience.”
33local recommendations
Food & Drink Shop
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“The Market is a local grocery store next door to the home on Market Street. In addition to everything you need for a nice meal at home, from fresh meats, seafood and wine The Market also offers a wide array of freshly prepared foods ”
38local recommendations
Cosmetics Shop
“Cortland Ave is our local, close, and super cute shopping street. Lots of great stores, restaurants, cafes.”
26local recommendations
Bookstore
“Neighborhood bookstore with friendly staff. Carry books by neighborhood writers and can recommend local events.”
24local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“Walgreens is a popular pharmacy and convenience store, and you can find most everything you need in terms of personal care and household items here. There is a pharmacy here if you need to have any prescriptions filled and they sell all kinds of medicines. ”
24local recommendations