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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.

Park
“Do you know NY Central Parks' landscape architect also designed this Golden Gate Parks?”
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Park
“Packed on weekends, great for people watching, picnicking, meeting up with friends, etc. Very sunny area of the city, just like Bernal, so perfect for lounging all day long.”
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Art Museum
“Beautiful art and artifacts through the centuries. Free access to the observation tower that overlooks the city.”
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Bakery
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“Millennials love to stand in lines. Go mid-morning on weekdays to avoid long lines. But, the food is well worth it! Riches beyond your wildest dreams: butter-golden pains au chocolat, cappuccinos with ferns drawn in dense foam and croque monsieurs turbo-loaded with ham, two kinds of cheese and béchamel. Don't be dismayed by the inevitable line out the door – it moves fast – but be aware that lolling in Dolores Park is the only possible post-Tartine activity.”
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Farmers Market
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“Market inside Ferry Building with a diverse selection of famous SF eateries: Hog Island Oyster Co, Acme Bread, Cowgirl Creamery, Blue Bottle, Miette and more.”
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Science Museum
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“On September 27, 2018, the New Academy turned 10! We're celebrating a decade of world-changing science in our new green building—and a passionate community of supporters who make milestones like these possible: 1.2 million youth visiting the Academy on school field trips 100+ Careers in Science interns pursuing STEM careers 12+ million observations made on iNaturalist worldwide And so much more. the Bay Area's home for science—and an oasis of science innovation around the world—”
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Neighborhood
“Great for shopping, people watching, park sitting, and ice skating in the winter!”
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Art Museum
“Take bart from union city to San Francisco Montgomery station, and walk about 0.3 mile to this museum.”
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Science Museum
“Fun museum (especially for kids). Also it's on Embarcadero so the views are incredible!”
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Baseball Stadium
“Now known as Oracle Park and home to the San Francisco Giants. If you cannot make a game, check out the stadium tour and grab lunch and a brew at the Public House after. Right on the Muni Metro Line.”
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Trail
“Beautiful (and easy) hiking trail overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Pick a sunny day for the views although I also love the misty fog or as we call him, Karl the Fog! He even has his own instagram @KarlTheFog ”
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Ice Cream Shop
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“Pretty good ice cream, and it's fun to go to Dolores Park across the street and people watch on a nice day. ”
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Neighborhood
“Best view from the highest point to see the entire city, Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, etc. Just go and take lots of pics!”
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New American Restaurant
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“Vibes and a sophisticated menu. Great for brunch or an upscale late night dinner.”
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Neighborhood
“Can be quite touristy, but it's iconic San Francisco and a great place to get a bowl of seafood chowder ”
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Neighborhood
“If you love old Victorians, this neighborhood has some of the best "Painted Ladies" ”
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