1. Wait in line (forever) at Mama's in North Beach. Its worth it, I promise. (hint: best to go on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Way less of a line, or better yet, none at all).
2. Coit Tower. After you have stuffed yourself silly at Mama's, go walk/hike/run it off!
3. Take a trolley ride. Now, you may be asking WHY? They are busy and full of tourists. Just remember... its all about the experience. (this ride can put you in some of the best spots in the city too. especially for views)
4. Haight. GO. Go see, smell, and best of all... watch. Its sure to take at least half of your day. There are great brunch spots too: Cha Cha Cha, Pork Store, Squat and Gobble.
5. Golden Gate Park - not only is it the biggest park in the country, but there are lots of things to do there. The Academy of Sciences ( who has a happy hour on Thursdays), the DeYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Gardens, a field of buffalo, great running/biking paths, and when you have walked/ran/biked all the way through, you end up at B...
If you are new to San Francisco, or if you have been here for years, we all know that the cost of living is high! Here is a great website that offers FREE events among other things for people in the city to do. Weather it is yoga in Golden Gate Park, or a live DJ at a club downtown; SFfuncheap is sure to have something for everyone. Remember to check it our next time you are looking for something to do that wont break the bank!
Whether you’re new to the city or a native that wants to discover a discreet tucked away gem, you are sure to find something to you liking in Lower Haight. With an array og record stores, boutiques, and cafes sprinkled on Haight Street between Divisadero and Octavia, try opting out of the same old upper Haight experience and come check out the lower side.
For the Music Buff
Lower Haight is one of the best places in the world to find rare music from all over the world. There are three records stores that stand out from the rest if you are interested in vinyl records. Groove Merchant Records is a really small store that focuses on stocking only quality music. You won’t have to look to long to find something you like and you won’t walk out with an empty wallet either. Prices are reasonable even for the rare and obscure records you can’t find anywhere else. Also be sure to check out:
Hi, I’m Ping, I’ve been with Latitude 38 Group for a little over 2 years and my blog post is well overdue. But for good reason! Since I didn’t move here as a student looking for housing, I had to think of a topic that would benefit our readers. I came up with FOOD. Who DOESN’T love food?
I moved to San Francisco from Pennsylvania in February 2003. I was a December graduate with no job. I came to SF broke, intending to crash on my sister’s couch, and hopefully to land my dream job. I moved here with my cousin and since we had to eat, we went on a hunt for the best and cheapest places to eat in the City. One of the first things we learned about SF was that if we ate at a different restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, it would take us over seven years to get through everything. This driving us even more to start our hunt.
Fast forward to 9+ years down the road; I still have yet to go to some of the most well-known restaurants, but I do have a pretty extens...