June 24, 2016

San Francisco Travel Guide

San Francisco Travel Guide

I arranged this guide by day rather than category because we didn’t have a car while traveling. So this is arranged in the most walkable fashion. PDF at the bottom!!

Where to stay

3715 Folsom St. AirBnb: Our stay with CC using AirBnb was marvelous. The bathroom floors were heated, and so were our hearts after this experience. The location was a 15 minute drive out side of downtown, but it was a quiet place to come home to each night, and about a mile walk to Mission. I’d definitely stay here again.
 
It even had this deck overlooking the garden. We sipped our coffee (also provided by our host) here every morning. My breathing is slowed just remembering it as I type this.

Day 1

Ferry Building Farmer’s Market: on Tuesday: 10am–2pm, Thursday: 10 am – 2pm, Saturday: 8am-2pm. Ask for a sample of Secret Breakfast ice cream flavor from Humphry Slocombe ice cream!!

 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Price: $

Walk to Plant for lunch.  Order: avo toast and rainbow garden salad.

Pier 3, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Price: $$

Walk the Filbert Street Steps (arguably the most spectacular of the city’s stairways, starts at the bottom of Sansome Street and climbs all the way to Coit Tower, passing through lush tropical gardens and flocks of wild parrots along the way)

san francisco steps

Address: Runs in three sections from Telegraph Hill to Montgomery Street, across the Montgomery Street median and down to Sansome Street

Price: free

Walk from Coit Tower to Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters. Stop at hole in the wall coffee on the way: 524 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Wrecking ball address: 2271 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

hole in the wall coffee

Stop at hole in the wall coffee for cold brew shots and an angsty barista slugging to Alanis Morisette.

Work out Core 40 (first class $10!!!) – 1807 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

massaged pizza

1 mile to A16 pizza – The menu is seasonal – we split the mushroom pizza – funghi pioppini and king trumpet mushrooms, leek, pecorino tartufo with added ***massaged*** arugula. It was sensational. Above is said pizza along with my bff whose hobbies include tormenting / parodying me.

Address: 2355 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA 94123

Price: $$

drinks in the air

Dinner 3: Twilight at the Presidio is a food truck “campout” with lantern-lit dining cabanas, cocktail service, Adirondack chairs, music and s’more fire pits. (5-9pm)

Address: 122 Anza Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

Price: $$

Day 2

cafe st jorge

breakfast at Cafe St. Jorge: chia seed pudding and MASSIVE almond butter cup

Address: 3438 Mission street, san francisco, ca 94110

Price: $$

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hike to bernal heights summit – go on the swing – give thanks that you ate said massive almond butter cup.

Address: Bernal Heights Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94110

Price: free

Take a class at moxie fitness (yoga)- if you download the app ZenRes, you can get class for $13

Address: 3315 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Price: $$

macro bowl egg

green heart foods cafe right next to Moxie fitness. So makes for a very convenient lunch time. Order: The Bowl: Steamed Quinoa, Marinated Kale, Mashed Sweet Potato, Black Beans, Carrots, House Made Kimchi, Sunflower Seeds, Tahini Sauce. I added an egg to mine.

Address: 3321 20TH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110

Price: $$

sidewalk juice on the way back home, we walked by this little cafe – tons of kombucha options. I ordered a green kombucha, which had bundles of spinach, kale, parsley, celery, and ginger added to the kombucha.

Address:3287 21st St, San Francisco, CA 94110

After getting home, we had uber downtown because we were pretty out of the way. We grabbed a car to the botanical gardens at golden gate park, which was free.

toast

Next, we walked to the mill: get: almond butter with pluot jam. Absolute must. We went back for seconds.

Address: 736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Price: $

jane

After the toast feast, we walked to jane for next morning take out (1.2 miles from Mill). We had a wine tasting the next morning which meant all day of buses, so we wanted to be stocked with our own food.

 2123 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Order: SUPER SUPER HEALTHY SALAD romaine, baby spinach, dino kale, quinoa, cucumber, beets, avo- cado tossed in an avocado dressing and topped with our omega rich seed mix.

HUMMUS AND AVOCADO on whole wheat with cucumbers and cherry tomatoes

RAW SPROUTED BLACK RICE PORRIDGE almond and coconut milk, chia seeds, coconut crunch, goji berries, fresh kiwi (served warm upon request)

dinner at gracias madre. Awesome Mexican food – 100% organic and plant based Mexican food. We got in on their happy hour special and it was simply divine.

Address: 2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Day 3

sequoia

Wine country with extranomical tours – take the tour where you can see the sequoia trees!

in the vineyard

We stopped at 3 vineyards along the way. I drunkenly spent $300 on wine to be shipped home to my house. One of the best purchases I ever made.

For dinner that night: emmy’s spaghetti shack: We got the caramelized brussels sprouts and zucchini noodles.

Address: 3230 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Price: $$

Day 4

burn sf:

Address: 1463 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109

First class $12

acai bowl

Right next to burn is basik acai

Address: 1958 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

After this, we rented bikes through blazing saddles: be sure to sign in through trip advisor or snag a groupon beforehand – this company always has discounts.

We rode our bikes to to sausalito (town with famous and colorful boathouses) and took the ferry back.

hummus heaven

On our bike ride, we stopped at fort mason center farmers’ market. Stop for a tasting of the tomato basil spread hummus. You won’t be disappointed.

address: Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109

After feasting on hummus, grab a coffee from the truck at Philz located at Marina & Scott before biking up a few hills. open: Sat-Sun 8am-5pm

farmers market berries

In sausalito: we grabbed lunch at bar bocce – a cool little restaurant with great pizza and outdoor bocce playing, overlooking the water. We split the shaved Artichoke salad (Fennel, Avocado, Watercress, Pecorino) and the kale pizza (kale, Basil Pesto, Roasted Garlic, Ricotta)

address: 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

price: $$

After lunch, we walked to the floating homes: address: 1 Issaquah Dock, Sausalito, CA 94965

price: free

We then took the ferry back and walked to seed and salt for dinner take out (1.3 miles)

seed and salt

pick up seed and salt for dinner: order – jicama tacos (jicama is the tortilla – red cabbage, carrot, radish + Avocado Tomatillo Sauce) and 

S+S BEET BURGER (Beets, walnuts, lentils, mushrooms, brown rice, raisins, spices, smoked sea salt + ranch served on a GF burger bun)

address: 2240 Chestnut Street, San Francisco CA 94123

price: $$

things we wish we could’ve done:

Foods:

souvla greek frozen yogurt: 517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Plow breakfast: 1299 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Smitten ice cream: (cookie dough with pretzels and choc chips) – multiple locations

La Taqueria: famous, cheap tacos – 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Trick Dog – Trendy hangout in a converted warehouse with an array of craft cocktails & eclectic small plates – 3010 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Al’s place (plant based dinner) – 1499 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Blue barn cafe: salads, sandwiches, cafe, multiple locations

Bergerac cocktail – upscale cocktails, bar, lounge – 316 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

El Rio ( live music on Fridays – fun bar, diverse and rowdy crowd) –  3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Virgil’s Sea Room – cool bar with outdoor patio – 3152 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

nourish cafe – 189 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Lolo taco tropical

tea leaf salad from Burma love

El techo: 2516 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Ichi Sushi – 3282 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Activities:

Film night in the park

Alemany Farmer’s market?

Grizzly Peak Park for sunset

Ride vintage street cars – get on vintage F-Line streetcar and take grand tour of Civic Center, Downtown, and Fisherman’s Wharf by rail / Full House house

The Slides

Spend the afternoon strolling Balmy and Clarion Alley and the 24th street corridor / Dolores Park

Kayak in the McCovey cove bay?

Rent paddle boats in Stow Lake ($25.50/hour)

Audium: 8:30 PM – buy tickets here ($20) – only stay for half the show?

Afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel

Shop: succulence, heartfelt, chamalyn tea and honey – all Bernal Heights

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