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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Locality
“The iconic and classic “Golden Gate City” should be on the bucket-list of anyone visiting the states, let alone California. Easily reachable from San Jose even without a car, thanks to the world-class public transport connecting the two, San Francisco can be the perfect day trip if you know what you want to do when you arrive. Popular favorites are the Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores and Lombard Street, but if you want to head off the beaten track, head over to Haight-Ashbury and wander the colorful streets covered in murals and exuding a heavy dose of flower-power. ”
  • 194 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“From the here, you can easily walk to the buses that run nearby. Look for yellow paint on poles that says "BUS STOP." The 9R (rapid) bus will take you to the Ferry Building, which has everything you could want. The 29 bus will take you to the BART train for getting around the greater SF Bay Area, and to Golden Gate park and Baker Beach. The 8 is a fast bus that will take you to Fisherman's Wharf through downtown and China Town. The 9 and 9R (R is for rapid) go to the Cable Cars and the Ferry Building on the waterfront where you can shop, site see, and catch ferries. Pickup the 8 and 9 bus on San Bruno Ave. Catch the 29 on Mansell St. The KT Muni train is a short walk away, and will take you to the waterfront.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“ A great music venue for cheap, quality shows. Once every few months, they host a free concert dedicated to showcasing local women artists.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Not that you came to SF to eat Mexico City food, but this place is so delicious, it is worth taking a break from Californian cuisine for one night. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Use Van Ness Station for public transportation that will take you to Downtown, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, Ocean Beach, Mission Dolores, Noe Valley”
  • 5 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Forgot anything, take a quick walk around the block for your convenience needs.”
  • 6 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the originals! The great corner building and organic roasted chickens in the brick oven with the famous bread salad have become the obsession of many! Great Caesar and Martinis as well!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Indulge in some delicious food from the American South. As a former resident of Texas, Arkansas, and the Carolinas, I can vouch for the quality and authenticity of Hazel's!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Handmade chocolates by a close friend of ours. His chocolate-bacon-caramels are out of this world!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Government Building
“If you will be traveling often via public transportation a Clipper cardi s worth looking into.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Music School
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Street Address
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Not that you came to SF to eat Mexico City food, but this place is so delicious, it is worth taking a break from Californian cuisine for one night. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Indulge in some delicious food from the American South. As a former resident of Texas, Arkansas, and the Carolinas, I can vouch for the quality and authenticity of Hazel's!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Voted 2nd best restaurant in April 2016 to eat. It's an Oasis in a Gritty section of Mid-Market Street. Two sided menu: one for vegetarian, one for meat-eaters. The menu mixes nicely with a crafty cocktail menu and a jazz music creates an incredible time.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
  • 1 local recommends

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