San Francisco Bucket List
San Francisco Bucket List
Bike over the Golden Gate Bridge This is one of the most classic tourist things to do, and a can't miss when in San Francisco.
Watch the sea lions play on Pier 39 Head out on Pier 39 to watch the sea lions swim, play, dive, and sometimes push each other off their floating platforms.
Grab a bite at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market Filled with tons of local vendors, check out the farmer's market at the Ferry Building on Saturday Mornings, founded by the famous Alice Waters.
Ride a cable car Jump on the Powell-Hyde line at the cable car turnaround at Powell Street and Market Street and enjoy this classic SF experience.
Take a photo in front of the iconic Painted Ladies Head over to Alamo Square Park to snap a pic of these famous Victorian houses.
Get a hot fudge sundae at Ghirardelli Square Originating by selling chocolate to gold rush miners, Ghirardelli is an SF institution.
Climb up the 16th Ave Tiled Steps Hope you're in good shape because these stairs are a climb! Check out the beautiful sea to stars mosaic on this community project.
Drive down Lombard Street Experience the ``crookedest street`` in all its glory.
Cheer on the Giants at Oracle Park Nothing says summer in San Francisco like a game at Oracle Park. Look out for the kayakers beyond the outfield!
Get tipsy in Dolores Park A popular outdoor spot for young adults to gather for a good time. Grab some beers, tunes, a blanket, and your crew to head out to Dolores Park for a fun afternoon in the city.
Grab a bite at Farmhouse Thai This instagram famous restaurant has food that tastes as good as it looks!
Enjoy some jazz at Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio One of my favorite jazz clubs in the city, check out this intimate jazz bar.
Take in the view at Twin Peaks The best view of the city, drive up to Twin Peaks on a clear day for a panoramic view of the whole bay.
Get your insta moment at Umbrella Alley Explore this cute little photo op alley near Fisherman's Wharf
Wait in line at Tartine The most famous bakery in SF, there is always a line out the door, but it is worth the wait at least once to try their iconic pastries.
Go bowling at Mission Bowling Club Enjoy a rainy afternoon at this awesome bowling alley, bar, and restaurant. This black-owned establishment has a great vibe and is an affordable place to bowl!
Wander the labyrinth at Land's End Walk your way through this labyrinth placed a bit off the beaten path on the main Land's End Trail.
See the historic Sutro Baths Head down to the historic public bathing area, known as the Sutro Baths, for a beautiful view
View the murals in Balmy Alley Talk a walk down this little alley filled with murals by local artists.
Order a taco at Taqueria Cancún My favorite taqueria in the city, grab a quick bite and eat on their picnic tables on the street or take it to go.
Get an Irish coffee at Buena Vista Cafe Famous for their boozy morning beverage, grab an Irish Coffee at this SF institution.
Snap a pic under the Dragon Gate in Chinatown One of the USA's biggest and oldest Chinatowns, come explore the streets and shops of this neighborhood
Try an Egg Tart at Golden Gate Bakery Grab one of these fresh tarts with buttery, flakey crusts, and you'll see why these tarts are considered unparalleled.
Peek inside Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory Watch how fortune cookies are made in Chinatown and grab some to-go!
Stroll in the Botanical Gardens Nestled in Golden Gate Park, pay $13 on the weekend or $10 on a weekday to explore these lovely gardens.
Marvel at the Palace of Fine Arts A beautiful structure of columns and domes, this is worth the stop to take a picture with this landmark or see a show at the theater.
Wait for brunch at Plow One of my favorite brunches in the city (and many other peoples' favorite because there is always a long line)
Run up the Lyon Street Steps Not as beautiful as the 16th Ave Tiled Steps, but still great views of the city and sculptures to see.
See the Bay Bridge all lit up from Pier 7 A beautiful pier to enjoy views of the Bay Bridge
Get your nerd on at the CA Academy of Sciences Located within Golden Gate Park - buy a ticket to explore the CA Academy of Sciences and see everything from dinosaur bones to a greenhouse to aquariums.
Hike Lands End A great hike still within the city for beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay.
See San Francisco from Treasure Island Drive halfway across the Bay Bridge and stop at Treasure Island to see the city skyline from a different perspective
See the towering redwoods at Muir Woods Just north of the city, get in your car and head up to Muir Woods to see the historic redwoods and hike around
Jam out with dueling pianos at Johnny Foley's A popular bar with dueling pianos on weekend nights. Check the schedule to see when they'll be playing!
Take a tour of Alcatraz This is definitely an SF highlight. Take the ferry out to Alcatraz island, and go through the audio tour of the storied prision
Explore Fort Point National Historic Site See the Golden Gate Bridge from a different perspective and explore this historic site
Taste a matcha ice cream at Matcha Cafe Maiko Located in the Japantown shopping center, try this delicious matcha ice cream!
Eat southern comfort food at Little Skillet A great black-owned restaurant that offers southern comfort food
Get sushi with a view at Ozumo Great Japanese cuisine that offers street seating with a view of the Bay Bridge
Buy a record at Originals Vinyl A super cute record store, pick up your next album here when you're in the city
Have a classy night out a at Charmaine Check out this classy rooftop bar with outdoor seating, beautiful views, and amazing cocktails
Sip tea at the Japanese Tea Garden Explore the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park then grab some tea and snacks in the peaceful setting.
Run (or just dress up for) Bay to Breakers Partake in the festivities for this 7.5 mile race from Embarcadero to Ocean Beach where almost all the participants dress up (or down) in crazy outfits and costumes. There is usually a lot of drinking, music, and shenanigans involved.
Go shopping in Union Square The main shopping destination in SF, Union Square is lined with big and small stores alike. The area is especially popular during the holidays with a big Christmas tree towering in the center.
Explore the city in a GoCar Rent one of the popular little GoCars to zip around the city. These have pre-programmed tour ideas and are a great way to see the major sights.
Party at Outside Lands Grab tickets to this iconic 3-day outdoor music festival and enjoy the live music in the city
Sail the Bay at sunset Book one of the many sunset sail tour options to cruise under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
See the symphony play at Davies Symphony Hall Check out the Davies Symphony Hall calendar and check out a SF Symphony concert
Eat the famous sourdough at Boudin Grab a sandwich or clam chowder bread bowl at San Francisco's oldest continually operating business.
Celebrate SF Pride Join in the annual festivities of SF Pride including the ever popular parade down Market Street