Unique things to do in San Francisco
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Unique things to do in San Francisco

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Travel like a local

San Francisco is as layered as the clothing worn here. Peel back its modern tech-obsessed reputation to discover classic charm in the City. Neon signs shaped like martini glasses flicker on at the old-school bars, tempting passers-by en route to a bucket-list meal. People ride bikes in search of windmills and waterfalls in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco teems with things to do (rain, fog, or shine): cooking classes, sailing trips, or vintage VW bus tours, among other activities. See for yourself with Airbnb Experiences.

Top-rated activities

Ultimate SF Electric Bike Adventure- food, icons, local gems
The best way to see San Francisco in a day is on an electric bike tour. You'll get the rich history of the best walking tour, local eats of the finest food tour, and an immersive culture & nature experience all in one unforgettable adventure. This is the most fun, authentic, and extensive way you can explore San Francisco, just see the reviews :) Highlights of this e-bike tour: • SF’s best electric bikes - super easy to climb hills and so fun! • Ride the Golden Gate Bridge! • Explore Golden Gate Park • Discover the Presidio, SF’s other grand nature area  • See SF’s famous Painted Lady Victorian houses • Enjoy a pastry (included!)  from once of SF’s best local bakeries  • Experience 12 must-visit local neighborhoods • Wireless Headsets so you get turn-by-turn commentary and the safest ride possible! • Uncover hidden gems & get tons of ideas for things to explore - an extensive local guide to the city is included at the end of the tour! • Begin & end in the must-visit Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, 1 block from GG Park >>For more info just look up Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours<< Each tour led by Nick, SF’s most experienced bike tour guide. For the most awesome experience I all offer PRIVATE TOURS & TEAM BUILDING TOURS - Just send me a note. LANDMARKS WE’LL EXPERIENCE Golden Gate Bridge Alcatraz Painted Ladies Twin peaks Land’s End Crissy Field Japanese Tea Garden So much more!!
Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
Please note: this walk is not at all strenuous. Obviously there's some stairs but this is done at a leisurely pace and suitable for almost everyone. This breathtaking 2 mile walking tour of San Francisco's hidden stairways is the #1 rated Airbnb Experience in the Bay Area, loved by both locals and tourists alike. Great for families, friends and ideal for groups, company off-sites and team-building. See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see. Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent! I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way. By booking this tour you are helping preserve and maintain these gorgeous stairs as I make annual donations to both projects. Generally SF is dry May-October. There can be fog in the summertime, mostly in the morning. Temps rarely above 70F (21C) or below 50F (10C). Rain may cancel. It will be necessary to carry small children as strollers are not suitable. More info hiddenstairs . com social: @hiddenstairssf
The Redwoods of Marin & Mt Tamalpais
We meet in Sausalito then shuttle to Mill Valley, where we start our walking exploration of Marin's magical redwood forest. Following quiet backroads and footpaths, we retreat to quiet groves of ancient redwood trees and follow spring-fed creeks to natural pools and cascading falls. In this peaceful forest, unique to the northern California and southern Oregon coastal region, the sequoia sempervirens soar hundreds of feet into the sky, providing an unequaled nature experience at base of mighty Mt. Tamalpais. Along the way, you learn about the coastal redwoods' amazing ecology and their clever adaptations for survival over many millions of years. It is a remarkable escape into nature on the slopes of beautiful Mt. Tam. Guests can also meet us in Mill Valley's Old Mill Park, where the walk starts at 10AM weekdays or 12:30PM on weekends. Weekday guests need to catch the 7:40AM ferry from San Francisco arriving at 8:10AM. Weekend ferry guests need to catch the 10:15AM Golden Gate ferry from the terminal behind SF's Ferry Building (foot of Market St.) The ferry arrives in Sausalito at 11:20AM. I will meet Sausalito guests outside the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, 22 El Portal, at 9:30 weekdays and noon on weekends. If you need another start time, please contact me via Airbnb direct message. This refreshing walk is also ideal for groups and corporate team building outings!
Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Eat the Mission!
All food is included! First, we'll meet in front of the Delfina Restaurant (est. 1998); their award-winning pizzeria is where our journey will begin. Our culinary experience will cover a total of FIVE local eateries, featuring eclectic dishes that'll certainly satisfy your appetite. Of course, it wouldn't be a Mission food tour without a traditional taqueria (est. 1987) experience! While we may not physically dine in each location (crowds & lines), a collection of their most famous dishes will be ordered & prepped in advance by yours truly. Skip the line and get straight to eating! We will close the tour on a sweet note, permitting you to sample some of the best ice cream in the country. Choose your favorite flavor for an indulgent dessert! A massive meal awaits - just bring your eating pants, comfy shoes, an open mind, and a ravenous appetite for adventure! Other things to note All tastings are included! Please bring comfortable walking shoes and layers for SF weather. Happy to provide special accommodations for vegetarians / people with food allergies, just let me know!

Loved by locals

⭐️Rug Tufting Workshop
Dive into tufting and craft your own rug or wall art! No experience needed—beginners welcome! You’ll use a top-quality tufting gun, a 20"x20" frame, and endless vibrant yarns to create your masterpiece. You will finish your session by taking home your creation immediately. Book Your Spot! Turn an ordinary day into a festival of creativity and fun. --- Workshop Flow: ➼ WELCOMING ➼ INTRODUCTION (2 mins) ---Free snacks, tea & Turkish coffee :) ---Don't forget to: stretch, hydrate, eat ➼ EXPLORE STUDIO (5 mins) ---How to use the canvas? ---What patterns are good for beginners? ---Safety rules! ➼ LET’S DIVE IN! (10 mins) ---How to feed the yarn? ---How to use tufting gun? ---Practice with everybody (individually) ➼ TUFTING (2 hr) ---You will start tufting your art ---Last Checks ➼ COMPLIMENT SERVICES (5 mins) ---Backing ---Gluing ---Shaving ➼ GOLDEN TOUCH (surprise) :) Location: 209 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Features: 40 seats available / session, +40 Different Color of yarn, 2-3 Hours FAQs: **Private Events? Yes, for 8+ people. **Team Building? Ideal for teams; we've hosted from top firms. **Adjust Time? 2-3 hours flexibility. **Group Discount? See private event page. **Max Size? 40/session; multiple sessions available. **Children? Yes, 14+ with waiver. **Patterns? Simple, adjustable on-site. **Beginner-Friendly? Yes, mainly first-timers.
Paint Watercolor with a Local Artist
You will have the opportunity to paint iconic San Francisco images in watercolor with an experienced artist and teacher. Beginners are welcome and all materials are included, you'll walk away with your own personal masterpiece! My name is James Gleeson and I am a multi faceted, local San Francisco Artist who specializes in local scenes of San Francisco. My work reflects both academic discipline and creative artistic freedom. My studio is located in the Bernal Heights/Mission district where I display my work and share my passion for art with others. This is where I paint and teach my classes, you will be immersed by iconic images and paintings of San Francisco. We do a different theme each class and I prepare an individual drawing for each student on watercolor paper. All students are provided materials and a spacious place to work. We will do a quick round of introductions and I'll explain our theme and painting in a beginner friendly step by step process. I will explain and demonstrate each step for students to paint each segment of the painting. You will learn basic water color technique as well as color and design methods. I am very excited to host you and to provide this artistic experience. As a teacher I love working with beginners and seeing their inspiration for art grow. You will learn technical skills to take home and continue your painting. See you soon!
Learn how to cook & throw the Ultimate Dumpling Dinner Party
Dumplings are a San Francisco staple, you'll learn how to make them from scratch in this hands-on cooking class & 3-course dinner party! Discover the secrets of creating fresh dumpling wrappers, building flavorful sauces, and mastering the art of folding beautiful dumpling pleats. Now booking through Labor Day & September! It's perfect for a unique date night, as a family cooking activity, as a team building offsite, or just on your own -- a class suitable for all levels, from new to seasoned chefs. Start with a blind tasting of my favorite soy sauces to deeply understand and appreciate umami. Then, learn traditional dumpling making skills: dough kneading, skin rolling, and pleating. We'll use a family recipe for a mouthwatering pork stuffing. (For non-pork eaters, a delicious tofu-based stuffing is offered) Once you've created your batch of dumplings, you'll create your very own secret dipping sauce. We'll also enjoy a pork belly braise: a classic Shanghaineese dish that highlights the umami of soy sauce using local, organic pork, and finish with a red bean dessert -- you'll be in a food coma at the end of the experience! You'll also take home a recipe guide. Private bookings available for team builds and custom classes! Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or expanding your cooking skills, the Dumpling Dinner Party is a must-try experience.
Pottery in the Mission
We will start with some of the interesting history of the studio space. Then I will get you situated on the wheel and show you how to properly secure your lump of clay. After the clay is secured we start the wheel spinning nice and fast. I will show you how to center the clay which is a very important (and frustrating) stage of making pottery on the wheel. After we successfully center the clay, you will explore how the clay moves and reacts to your touch. We will work to form a simple shape such as a bowl or cup. To finish off we will do some clean up of the form and remove the piece from the wheel in order to start experimenting with the next piece. You can expect to get to practice with around 6 lumps of clay (more if you are ambitious) and most people will create 2-3 pieces by the end of the session. Pieces will be professionally finished, fired, and glazed after the experience. This process takes at least 3 weeks. After the pieces are finished you can pickup in the studio or they can be shipped. Shipping costs are paid by the guest. Other things to note Come wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy. We will provide aprons. If you have long hair plan to have a hair tie or a way to secure your hair back. Trim long nails if you are able.
Seasonal California Cuisine CookingClass
7/20 Summer Meals for Sharing
 - Summer Bruschettas: Prosciutto-Plum and 
Nectarine, Tomato, Burrata
 - Shaved Fennel & Cabbage Slaw
 - Calabrian Chile Roasted Chicken Thighs
 - Chocolate Cocoa Nib & Sea Salt Cookies 7/31 Going Greek (V,GF)
 - Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad
 - Spinach Feta Phyllo Pie
 - Grilled Swordfish w. Fennel & Charred Lemon
 - Yogurt Mousse w. Red Fruits 8/1 Modern Mexican (V)
 - Passionfruit Mezcal Punch
+ $12 - Muddled Guac
 - Charred Poblano, Roast Sweet Potato & 
Cotija Cheese
 - Grilled Fish Tacos w. Shaved Cabbage & Lime- Pepper Vinaigrette
 - Churros Please inquire for more menus! Classes are hands-on, participatory and a whole lot of fun! As a class we prepare a multi-course menu, taking advantage of passive and active cooking tasks to teach kitchen efficiency At First Class Cooking, we aim to make everyone a better home chef. We teach • Proper Culinary Technique • explain Kitchen Science in relatable & memorable terms • discuss principles of Flavor Composition so that one can successfully cook, without a recipe. Recipes are developed to deliver sophisticated flavors in elevated preparations yet still be approachable Instruction is hands-on and ?'s are welcomed throughout. Many menus can accommodate dietary concerns; Please inquire when booking Private Bookings available- great for groups! with the chance to make custom menu and timing

Dive into San Francisco by the bay

WaterBike the Bay, San Franciscos Famous Scenic Fitness Ride
Escape the city and embark on a 90-min fitness adventure (60 mins on water) that will invigorate your spirit and let you explore the stunning waters of San Francisco Bay. Perfect for couples, groups, and team-building events, our waterbike experience offers a customized adventure for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, and more. Get ready for an unforgettable ride! Discover the thrill of our floating bikes—safe, stable, and surprisingly fast. Choose between a workout or a leisurely cruise during our fun and scenic 90-min excursion. Here's what to expect: Intro to Waterbikes (20 mins) - Get familiar with the bikes and learn how they work. - Quick safety tips for a secure and enjoyable ride. - Hit the water and soak in the beauty of the San Francisco waterfront. Scenic Route with Spectacular Views - Depart from South Beach Harbor Marina - Gate 2. - Pedal towards the iconic San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge. - Capture memorable photos and videos to share. ⚡️ Casual Pace and Personalized Experience - Ride at a comfortable 2-4 mph, tailored to your group's fitness level. - Enjoy a refreshing workout or a relaxed joyride. Cool Down and Cherish Memories - Conclude with a cool-down session. - Exchange photos and contact information. - Make the most of your time to explore other Bay activities. But don't just take our word for it: Check out all of our reviews!
Golden Gate Bridge-Crab, Cook & Crack
*The Crabbing Classes Over Lap! So, Please Leave Yourself Three hours Total, To Finish & Crab Taste *Private Group Rates Start With a Minimum $ Price. The Final Fee And Planning Is Determined By The Total Number Of Adult Guests Booked In Your Group *Kids Six & Under Can Watch - Tag Along, Touch, Taste, With the Supervision Of An Adult. No Fee/Booking Required. Also, No Need To Count As Guest. *We'll Start Our Class, By Going Over The San Francisco Bay Types Of Crabs. Then Proceed With The Activities Of Crabbing Cooking, Cracking & Tasting A Variety Of Potential Different Crabs! All, While Your Under The GG Bridge, On The Pier! *After, Discussing and Setting Different Crab Catching Devices. We Can Relax, Take Incredible Photo's Of SF, Bay, Fog, Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, & Golden Gate Bridge *Once We've Caught Legal To Keep Crabs. If You'd Like, We Can Place A Couple In The Steamer. That I Provide On The Pier, For Cooking *Then, If You'd Like, I Can Show You the Technique of Cracking & Tasting Crab. All, While Your Seated In A Self Selected Spot Next To The Golden Gate Bridge On The Bay's Edge! *Alcoholic Beverages, Are Allowed On The Pier And Park
San Francisco Bay Sailing Awesomeness
Get a taste for what an awesome experience living, working and voyaging on a sailboat can be, while viewing fantastic landmarks from the uncrowded deck, using sustainable and eco friendly wind power. Perhaps choose an evening sail, and enjoy a wonderful sunset. We will be outside only, with plenty of space, breathing clean Pacific air! Get a little salty while we sail and chat about what it's like going far from land and crossing oceans, from endless waves and wind, to calm nights under starry skies. Get a feel for what it's like to live and thrive in a constantly moving small space, in a beautiful but unforgiving environment. Hear what it's like to battle Tuna and Sailfish while under sail, and have the freshest sushi minutes later. And to anchor in tropical anchorages, bathe in the sea, and surf uncrowded waves right from the boat. Ask as little or as much as you like about surviving storms, living in foreign countries, meeting great cruising friends, and unplugging from normal living to find another path. Perhaps, ask how you can get started yourself. Spend time aboard a beautiful, ocean-going yacht that has provided a safe and peaceful haven for her crew over the span of two decades in a green, earth friendly fashion.
Sausalito's Headlands & The Golden Gate Walking Tour
Join a local guide for a scenic and insightful walk on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy the beauty of the coastal parklands just outside Sausalito in the Marin Headlands. We meet at the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce next to the ferry landing and shuttle to Fort Baker to enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, San Francisco, Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay in the headlands above Horseshoe Cove. We make a gradual ascent on a car-free path to a sensational overlook at Battery Spencer high above the bridge to enjoy commanding views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. After exploring the overlook, we head back to bridge level, where you can choose to walk on-your-own across the Golden Gate Bridge (45 minutes, 1.7 miles) back to San Francisco or continue on to Fort Baker. If you choose not to walk the bridge, we conclude our walk back in Sausalito. Note: If the walk is not on the calendar for the date you want or fully booked, please contact me and we might be able to accommodate you. This walk is also ideal for corporate team building outings! Please note: If you prefer to drive to Sausalito, I will meet you at the entrance to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Fort Baker. Plenty of free parking available in a large outdoor lot at the museum.
The Redwoods of Mt Tamalpais Nature Art Walk
Embark on a creative escape into nature and the fresh air of Marin's majestic Redwood forest. Following quiet backroads and trails along spring-fed creeks to groves of soaring redwood trees. In this peaceful forest, unique to the northern California and southern Oregon coastal region, the sequoia sempervirens rise hundreds of feet into the sky, providing a unique habitat for wildlife. We stop to photograph natural pools and lovely Cascade Falls, where we create botanical prints on sunny days. These works of nature art use the cyanotype photographic process that makes beautiful Prussian blue prints of ferns and leaves we find along the way. On overcast days, we gather forest leaves along our route to create elegant botanical stencil prints. White wood frames with glass are provided for the print you make in the forest, a wonderful keepsake from this informative, visually stunning nature walk and photo outing led by local photographer, printmaker and writer Ben Davidson. Our three-hour outing meets in downtown Sausalito at 9:30AM weekdays and noon on weekends. We shuttle to nearby Mill Valley to start our exploration of the shady redwood forest canyons at the base of Mt. Tamalpais in the heart of Marin County. If the walk is booked and you can meet us in Mill Valley, we can accommodate you. Also see my Redwood Forests of Marin & Mt. Tam www.airbnb.com/experiences/61714

Activities near top attractions

Mission Dolores Park1,244 locals recommend
Union Square817 locals recommend
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art813 locals recommend
Fisherman's Wharf713 locals recommend
Oracle Park596 locals recommend
Alcatraz Island503 locals recommend

Things to do near Downtown San Francisco-Union Square

The SURReAL San Francisco Tour--FANTaSTiC Stories Told
Please note: This is NOT A REGULAR walking tour. Have a few LAUGHS with storyteller-extraordinaire CLYDE ALWAYS, accompanied by his lovely (though undeniably out-of-tune) assistant Kaylee the Ukulele. Enjoy an assortment of Clyde's own TALL TALES: myths, legends, fables, folklore, riotous RHYMES, and fascinating bits of HISTORY. Bring your imagination. Beware: FACT may masquerade as FICTION (and vice versa). It'll be up to you to tell them apart. Keep an eye on Clyde's bag of tricks. Props, PRIZES, surprises and hand-drawn ILLUSTRATIONS will be presented. The 2-mile (3.2 km) route features 3 beautiful neighborhoods: the MISSION, the CASTRO and the DUBOCE TRIANGLE. You'll pass various eateries, murals, landmarks, shops and stunning Victorians—plenty of 'GRAMMABLE PHOTO-OPS, here. Scared of heights? It's your lucky day—NO HILL CLIMBING. WARNING! Profanity and NUDIST SIGHTINGS are entirely possible. Think twice before you bring the kids. Looking for other FUN and UNIQUE San Francisco-based activities? Clyde's got more than a few tips. This tour was created to ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, INSPIRE and UPLIFT both locals and visitors, alike. ***PLEASE, for PRIVATE GROUPS, DM to check availability before booking.***
Ultimate SF Electric Bike Adventure- food, icons, local gems
The best way to see San Francisco in a day is on an electric bike tour. You'll get the rich history of the best walking tour, local eats of the finest food tour, and an immersive culture & nature experience all in one unforgettable adventure. This is the most fun, authentic, and extensive way you can explore San Francisco, just see the reviews :) Highlights of this e-bike tour: • SF’s best electric bikes - super easy to climb hills and so fun! • Ride the Golden Gate Bridge! • Explore Golden Gate Park • Discover the Presidio, SF’s other grand nature area  • See SF’s famous Painted Lady Victorian houses • Enjoy a pastry (included!)  from once of SF’s best local bakeries  • Experience 12 must-visit local neighborhoods • Wireless Headsets so you get turn-by-turn commentary and the safest ride possible! • Uncover hidden gems & get tons of ideas for things to explore - an extensive local guide to the city is included at the end of the tour! • Begin & end in the must-visit Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, 1 block from GG Park >>For more info just look up Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours<< Each tour led by Nick, SF’s most experienced bike tour guide. For the most awesome experience I all offer PRIVATE TOURS & TEAM BUILDING TOURS - Just send me a note. LANDMARKS WE’LL EXPERIENCE Golden Gate Bridge Alcatraz Painted Ladies Twin peaks Land’s End Crissy Field Japanese Tea Garden So much more!!
SF's Wild Side, Redwood & Mountain Hike With Meteorologist
Get immersed in the redwoods and hike a mountain surrounded by sweeping vistas without leaving the city! This San Francisco park tour gives visitors a personalized experience in Northern California's gorgeous natural environment with a local scientist enriching every step. Golden Gate Park, tiled steps and a panoramic view of the city cap off some highlights along the route. Guests begin the urban hike in the city’s vast Golden Gate Park, meeting in one of the park’s beautiful redwood groves, learning all about the tallest trees on Earth. Next, we’ll continue to explore the park stopping at hidden gems that most locals don't even have on their radar. Finally, the tour culminates at a favorite viewpoint over the city, Grandview Park, where, depending on the day, guests will either catch a view from the Pacific Ocean to the Bay or a bird’s eye view above the fog that serves as San Francisco’s natural air conditioning. Along the way, we’ll hike up two sets of tiled steps and through one of the city’s many bustling neighborhoods where locals shop and dine. Looking forward to showing you the breathtaking geography that our city has to offer! This tour is by no means difficult but is quite the hike! Bring comfortable shoes and athletic clothes. For a shorter and easier version (without the stairs) book my "Golden Gate Park's Hidden Gems, Highlights and History" tour.
Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach
Gather with us at iconic Baker Beach where city dwellers and tourists alike take refuge in nature. Enjoy an all-levels yoga practice while wearing headphones and listening to a remix of zen and fun beats. We use silent disco style headphones to play music deliver clear yoga instruction. You can still hear the sound of the waves, and control your own volume. It's more than a class- its a yoga experience. Watching the ocean, moving mindfully in nature, and practicing with locals and guests from around the world. We host classes all year long, as our winters here are mild and being on the beach is always beautiful. We so look forward to hosting you for this magical experience. Bring water, a sweatshirt and anyone you want to share this experience with. We supply yoga towels and headphones. Exact meeting location is sent to you upon registration. Please note if a class is full, you can also find us and sign up by searching Outdoor Yoga SF. Also note, there are always people at this class, even if it doesn't currently show any sign ups, as we have another platform where our recurring community signs up. So you will always be in good company! :)
Ghost Hunting in Old San Francisco
Welcome to The Haunt, San Francisco’s hands-on ghost tour through old Chinatown and Gold Rush alleys. You'll stand atop infamous tunnels used for kidnapping Gold Rush sailors, peek into a former 1800’s brothel and gambling hall, detect unexplainable EMF spikes at a haunted playhouse, and commune with the dead using modern ghost hunting tools. We’re experienced storytellers and ghost hunters, and we've been featured on Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans. Perfect for couples and families, The Haunt combines authentic ghost hunting with engrossing storytelling, making it an unforgettable journey into San Francisco’s haunted past. Spots fill up fast, so we recommend booking now to secure your place in this otherworldly experience.

Things to do near Fisherman's Wharf

Vibrant · Historic · Classic

Eat the Mission!
All food is included! First, we'll meet in front of the Delfina Restaurant (est. 1998); their award-winning pizzeria is where our journey will begin. Our culinary experience will cover a total of FIVE local eateries, featuring eclectic dishes that'll certainly satisfy your appetite. Of course, it wouldn't be a Mission food tour without a traditional taqueria (est. 1987) experience! While we may not physically dine in each location (crowds & lines), a collection of their most famous dishes will be ordered & prepped in advance by yours truly. Skip the line and get straight to eating! We will close the tour on a sweet note, permitting you to sample some of the best ice cream in the country. Choose your favorite flavor for an indulgent dessert! A massive meal awaits - just bring your eating pants, comfy shoes, an open mind, and a ravenous appetite for adventure! Other things to note All tastings are included! Please bring comfortable walking shoes and layers for SF weather. Happy to provide special accommodations for vegetarians / people with food allergies, just let me know!
Learn how to cook & throw the Ultimate Dumpling Dinner Party
Dumplings are a San Francisco staple, you'll learn how to make them from scratch in this hands-on cooking class & 3-course dinner party! Discover the secrets of creating fresh dumpling wrappers, building flavorful sauces, and mastering the art of folding beautiful dumpling pleats. Now booking through Labor Day & September! It's perfect for a unique date night, as a family cooking activity, as a team building offsite, or just on your own -- a class suitable for all levels, from new to seasoned chefs. Start with a blind tasting of my favorite soy sauces to deeply understand and appreciate umami. Then, learn traditional dumpling making skills: dough kneading, skin rolling, and pleating. We'll use a family recipe for a mouthwatering pork stuffing. (For non-pork eaters, a delicious tofu-based stuffing is offered) Once you've created your batch of dumplings, you'll create your very own secret dipping sauce. We'll also enjoy a pork belly braise: a classic Shanghaineese dish that highlights the umami of soy sauce using local, organic pork, and finish with a red bean dessert -- you'll be in a food coma at the end of the experience! You'll also take home a recipe guide. Private bookings available for team builds and custom classes! Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or expanding your cooking skills, the Dumpling Dinner Party is a must-try experience.
Billionaire's Row & Palace of Fine Arts Walking Tour
Join me on a journey where you will experience the very best of what San Francisco has to offer. We will meet in the swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood and walk by the mansions on "Billionaire's Row" before going down the Lyon St Steps and continuing on to the Marina District. This walking tour includes breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and other signature San Francisco structures. Along the way we will pass by Presidio National Park before reaching the jaw dropping beauty of the Palace of Fine Arts. Our tour ends not far from the Marina Yacht Harbor, which offers 360 degree views of Marin, the City skyline, and Crissy Field Beach. Perfect spot for a picnic after working up an appetite seeing all the views! Learn about the rich history behind San Francisco's most exclusive neighborhood, it's residents, and the lasting impact of the Gold Rush and 1906 earthquake and fires. I'll also point out all the local favorite spots to eat and am more than happy to be your photographer at any point throughout the tour! San Francisco's weather can be unpredictable, so layers are always recommended. Tours operate rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Our route is MOSTLY downhill but does include 332 steps so not the most ideal for large strollers or walkers.
San Francisco Personal Photographer Tour
Whether you are traveling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a spontaneous photo to truly capture the moment. Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favorite spots around San Francisco while snapping some great shots along the way. Don't worry if you feel a little awkward in front of the camera - I am happy to give you directions! This 1.5- 2 hrs tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around San Francisco Get ready for some fresh, Insta-ready images to make you the envy of your friends back home. You will get at least 25 high-resolution edited photos per person (usually more!). We will be taking you to the most beautiful architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts, Painted Ladies, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Please note this is a small group tour with a maximum of 4 guests. If you wish to have a private tour or are traveling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking. Other things to note. - Bring happiness and Smiles, you are the star of the day - Additional charger for extra hour (discount) - Reschedule is possible when the weather is not on our side. - I also offer Private Proposals contact me for details!
Pottery in the Mission
We will start with some of the interesting history of the studio space. Then I will get you situated on the wheel and show you how to properly secure your lump of clay. After the clay is secured we start the wheel spinning nice and fast. I will show you how to center the clay which is a very important (and frustrating) stage of making pottery on the wheel. After we successfully center the clay, you will explore how the clay moves and reacts to your touch. We will work to form a simple shape such as a bowl or cup. To finish off we will do some clean up of the form and remove the piece from the wheel in order to start experimenting with the next piece. You can expect to get to practice with around 6 lumps of clay (more if you are ambitious) and most people will create 2-3 pieces by the end of the session. Pieces will be professionally finished, fired, and glazed after the experience. This process takes at least 3 weeks. After the pieces are finished you can pickup in the studio or they can be shipped. Shipping costs are paid by the guest. Other things to note Come wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy. We will provide aprons. If you have long hair plan to have a hair tie or a way to secure your hair back. Trim long nails if you are able.

Things to do near Nob Hill

Fashionable · Vibrant · Historic

WaterBike the Bay, San Franciscos Famous Scenic Fitness Ride
Escape the city and embark on a 90-min fitness adventure (60 mins on water) that will invigorate your spirit and let you explore the stunning waters of San Francisco Bay. Perfect for couples, groups, and team-building events, our waterbike experience offers a customized adventure for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, and more. Get ready for an unforgettable ride! Discover the thrill of our floating bikes—safe, stable, and surprisingly fast. Choose between a workout or a leisurely cruise during our fun and scenic 90-min excursion. Here's what to expect: Intro to Waterbikes (20 mins) - Get familiar with the bikes and learn how they work. - Quick safety tips for a secure and enjoyable ride. - Hit the water and soak in the beauty of the San Francisco waterfront. Scenic Route with Spectacular Views - Depart from South Beach Harbor Marina - Gate 2. - Pedal towards the iconic San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge. - Capture memorable photos and videos to share. ⚡️ Casual Pace and Personalized Experience - Ride at a comfortable 2-4 mph, tailored to your group's fitness level. - Enjoy a refreshing workout or a relaxed joyride. Cool Down and Cherish Memories - Conclude with a cool-down session. - Exchange photos and contact information. - Make the most of your time to explore other Bay activities. But don't just take our word for it: Check out all of our reviews!
Paint Watercolor with a Local Artist
You will have the opportunity to paint iconic San Francisco images in watercolor with an experienced artist and teacher. Beginners are welcome and all materials are included, you'll walk away with your own personal masterpiece! My name is James Gleeson and I am a multi faceted, local San Francisco Artist who specializes in local scenes of San Francisco. My work reflects both academic discipline and creative artistic freedom. My studio is located in the Bernal Heights/Mission district where I display my work and share my passion for art with others. This is where I paint and teach my classes, you will be immersed by iconic images and paintings of San Francisco. We do a different theme each class and I prepare an individual drawing for each student on watercolor paper. All students are provided materials and a spacious place to work. We will do a quick round of introductions and I'll explain our theme and painting in a beginner friendly step by step process. I will explain and demonstrate each step for students to paint each segment of the painting. You will learn basic water color technique as well as color and design methods. I am very excited to host you and to provide this artistic experience. As a teacher I love working with beginners and seeing their inspiration for art grow. You will learn technical skills to take home and continue your painting. See you soon!
The Redwoods of Mt Tamalpais Nature Art Walk
Embark on a creative escape into nature and the fresh air of Marin's majestic Redwood forest. Following quiet backroads and trails along spring-fed creeks to groves of soaring redwood trees. In this peaceful forest, unique to the northern California and southern Oregon coastal region, the sequoia sempervirens rise hundreds of feet into the sky, providing a unique habitat for wildlife. We stop to photograph natural pools and lovely Cascade Falls, where we create botanical prints on sunny days. These works of nature art use the cyanotype photographic process that makes beautiful Prussian blue prints of ferns and leaves we find along the way. On overcast days, we gather forest leaves along our route to create elegant botanical stencil prints. White wood frames with glass are provided for the print you make in the forest, a wonderful keepsake from this informative, visually stunning nature walk and photo outing led by local photographer, printmaker and writer Ben Davidson. Our three-hour outing meets in downtown Sausalito at 9:30AM weekdays and noon on weekends. We shuttle to nearby Mill Valley to start our exploration of the shady redwood forest canyons at the base of Mt. Tamalpais in the heart of Marin County. If the walk is booked and you can meet us in Mill Valley, we can accommodate you. Also see my Redwood Forests of Marin & Mt. Tam www.airbnb.com/experiences/61714
Seasonal California Cuisine CookingClass
7/20 Summer Meals for Sharing
 - Summer Bruschettas: Prosciutto-Plum and 
Nectarine, Tomato, Burrata
 - Shaved Fennel & Cabbage Slaw
 - Calabrian Chile Roasted Chicken Thighs
 - Chocolate Cocoa Nib & Sea Salt Cookies 7/31 Going Greek (V,GF)
 - Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad
 - Spinach Feta Phyllo Pie
 - Grilled Swordfish w. Fennel & Charred Lemon
 - Yogurt Mousse w. Red Fruits 8/1 Modern Mexican (V)
 - Passionfruit Mezcal Punch
+ $12 - Muddled Guac
 - Charred Poblano, Roast Sweet Potato & 
Cotija Cheese
 - Grilled Fish Tacos w. Shaved Cabbage & Lime- Pepper Vinaigrette
 - Churros Please inquire for more menus! Classes are hands-on, participatory and a whole lot of fun! As a class we prepare a multi-course menu, taking advantage of passive and active cooking tasks to teach kitchen efficiency At First Class Cooking, we aim to make everyone a better home chef. We teach • Proper Culinary Technique • explain Kitchen Science in relatable & memorable terms • discuss principles of Flavor Composition so that one can successfully cook, without a recipe. Recipes are developed to deliver sophisticated flavors in elevated preparations yet still be approachable Instruction is hands-on and ?'s are welcomed throughout. Many menus can accommodate dietary concerns; Please inquire when booking Private Bookings available- great for groups! with the chance to make custom menu and timing
Beekeeping in Coastal California
The Woolly Egg Ranch is located just a few miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge on your way to Muir Woods. During your visit, we’ll put on beekeeping veils, open hives and learn all about honeybees. We’ll start the visit with a short farm orientation and learn the basics of beekeeping safety and etiquette before everyone puts on their veils. Then Jennifer will open hives, pull out frames of comb and show you what the bees are doing based on each season. You'll have the opportunity to sample honey fresh from the comb. For those feeling brave, you can even hold a frame of honeycomb in your hands while you watch the bees busy at work. Jennifer will share how these amazing animals live and work, and if we’re lucky you’ll even spot the queen among all those worker bees. Perhaps your curiosity of bees is tinged by a fear of getting stung. You’re not alone! Jennifer is an expert in leading people on beekeeping adventures, and she puts your comfort and safety first. She’ll outfit you with all you need and orient you so you can experience beekeeping minus the stings. This experience is great for people with an interest in keeping bees as a hobby, for birthdays and anniversaries, as well as folks in groups looking for team building activities.

Your guide to San Francisco

What is the best food in San Francisco?

That’s a loaded question. San Francisco is a city that brings the world together through its food (and drinks), a mix of iconic and innovative. For a real taste of the Bay Area, here are some local neighborhoods (in San Francisco and beyond) that you can’t miss, no matter how many places are on your list.

The Richmond District

Some of the best dim sum in the city, among other eats, can be found in this neighborhood that runs adjacent to Golden Gate Park. This is a great alternative to San Francisco’s famous Chinatown for authentic eats, most notably on Clement Street.

The Mission District

For real-deal taquerias, it’s hard to beat the Mission for tacos, burritos, and other Mexican fare — the lines are there to prove it — but that’s only the beginning when it comes to Latin American cuisine. There is so much more to enjoy here in the form of Salvadorian restaurants, vegan empanadas, and Peruvian tapas, among others. Take food tours with locals to get the most out of the wide selection of the Mission’s delicious eats (think noodles, pizza, coffee, Michelin-rated pastries, and more).

Temescal (Oakland)

Head across the Bay Bridge to arrive in Temescal, one of Oakland’s oldest neighborhoods. This walkable stretch of Telegraph Avenue has long been a local darling for bistros, dive bars, and kid-friendly restaurants.


Where do locals hang out in San Francisco?

It’s not uncommon to start the day with a yoga on the beach, or a jog in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — passing Fort Point, the Marina Green, Crissy Field, and Fort Mason — before hitting a brunch in the nearby Marina, or heading over to the Castro or Hayes Valley. By afternoon, people flock to restaurant parklets in neighborhoods like North Beach. However most locals would agree that the city’s green spaces, favorites include Dolores Park and the Presidio, are the place to meet up with friends and family for a low-key outing.


What are the best day trips from San Francisco?

The San Francisco Bay Area is a “choose your own adventure” place with natural beauty in the city and beyond: mountains, valleys, beaches, and lush parks are all reachable on day, and half-day, trips.

North Bay

The Napa and Sonoma wine regions are some of the best ways to explore outside of the city, and most people arrange wine tasting and transportation tours for a safe and enjoyable day out. For those looking for more of an outdoors vibe, the Marin Headlands are laced with beautiful hiking trails, many of which lead to Mount Tamalpais (better known as Mt. Tam). You can also head out in the early morning to Muir Woods to see some of the world’s most ancient redwoods. From there, take the scenic Highway 1 drive to find a sprinkling of beach towns with cafes, breweries, and bookstores in places such as Dillon Beach, Stinson Beach, and Point Reyes.

Bike rides over the Golden Gate Bridge drop you in Sausalito for galleries, restaurants, and more waterfront trails that extend to Mill Valley. For those who don’t feel like making the round trip on two wheels, opt for a quick ferry ride from Sausalito back to the Embarcadero. Another great ferry option: a short ride drops you at Angel Island for beautiful sweeping views of the bay and easy-to-moderate hikes. Just be sure to bring a picnic to Angel Island, food and drink options are limited.

East Bay

Just over the Bay Bridge, urban wineries, live music, and shopping can be found in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda. The first Sunday of each month, the Alameda Flea Market (the Alameda Point Antiques Faire) is a popular spot for locals to shop for a mix of vintage clothing, art, and furniture in a labyrinth of stalls, set against 360-degree backdrop of San Francisco’s skyline and the Port of Oakland’s cranes. For nightlife, First Fridays are a celebration of the Oakland arts, and the Fox Theatre in Uptown Oakland is a Bay Area favorite for music venues, with easy BART access back to the city.