San Francisco is a captivating destination – from its vibrant arts scene and eclectic neighborhoods to its rich history and exuberant nightlife. After you explore the city’s iconic attractions, like Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Golden Gate Park and the Palace of Fine Arts, take a few days to discover what really makes San Francisco a colorful and exhilarating city. If you want to experience San Francisco like a local, here are some cool places and events for an adventure you may never forget.
Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour – Explore the hip Tenderloin district, one of San Francisco’s hippest residential and business neighborhoods.
Upper Haight Farmers’ Market – Held every Wednesday 3 – 7 pm, April 3 – October 30, this vibrant marketplace offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables and live music on Waller Street.
Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field – Walk down to Crissy Field, where the locals jog and fish at Golden Gate National Park, and experience the most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dim Sum in Chinatown – Enjoy some Sunday dim sum in Chinatown. The locals love New Asia for the low-key vibe and cheaper tabs, but you’ll also find authentic eats at Ton Kiang or Yank Sing. Grab a Mai Tai at Li Po!
Haight Street Shopping – Shop for vintage apparel and couture on Haight Street near Golden Gate Park. Decades and La Rosa carry one-of-a kind fashions and clothes.
Explore the Mission – Spend an afternoon in the Mission District, a charming neighborhood with cool shops and vintage stores. San Francisco’s Little Mexico offers amazing restaurants and the best burritos in town. Walk to Dolores Park to enjoy sweeping views of the city.