Collected by Diane Takaki
432 Octavia St #1a, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
I'm a big ice cream fan and when I heard that there was a stand in Hayes Valley that uses liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, I put it on my must visit list for the next time I was in the Bay Area. I went to Hayes Valley on my last afternoon in San...
104 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
This museum does so much more than tell you about Walt Disney's life—it reminds you of the struggles that all creatives face throughout their careers. The experience is unexpected, interactive, and current for kids and adults alike. The view onto...
Presidio Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Artist Andy Goldsworthy's Wooden Line meanders its way through a grove of Eucalyptus in the Presidio, inviting all to take off shoes and balance beam through the forest. The sculpture, formed from the trunks of eucalyptus, gently curves its way...
San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
There's probably more pictures of the GGB than 10 million. It doesn't really matter, every time I drive over the bridge it's a magical experience, especially when the fog is rolling in. (Bonus points for some super rad appropriate music blasting...
198 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
It's a little bit of a walk into Golden Gate Park from the Stanyan Street side, but in the Koret Children's Quarter resides the Golden Gate Carousel. This brightly painted menagerie is large and enclosed, guaranteeing a delightful ride for parents...
Hippie Hill, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
In the center and western part of San Francisco is Golden Gate Park, 1,017 acres of natural beauty within the city. Along with miles of trails for running, biking, and walking, you’ll find lakes, botanical gardens, museums, windmills, and dozens...
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, one of which is all of the green space. It's easy to feel connected to nature here. When we planned to visit the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, we didn't expect it to be such an oasis. It was...
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
The Japanese Tea Garden has been a special place for multiple generations of my family. It may be small, but it feels like an entire world apart, a pocket of beauty and peace in Golden Gate Park and the ever-busy city. For me, a visit here always...
16th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood between Inner and Outer Sunset, the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps (Moraga St. btw 15th & 16th Ave) are among the hidden treasures of San Francisco. Standing at the bottom of the stairs, you can see the intricate...
Steiner St & Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
Ok I know it sounds kinda cheesy to make reference to the TV show "Full House," but you can't stand in the park across the street looking at the homes and not think of Danny, Joey, Jesse, D.J. Stephanie, and Michelle!
Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
Cue "Full House" music. Alamo Square's famous "Painted Ladies" or "Postcard Row" as many know it. After 9 months of traveling last year, I planned a short stay in San Francisco, yet months later, I'm still here in the City by the Bay.
Baker's Hall, 160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Some hot coffee, clam chowder and fresh bread - then on to the next meeting.... Tip: Go at a time of year and day when less tourists abound, and enjoy the classic outside if fortunate enough to have sunshine and get a table.
900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Stop by Ghirardelli Square near Fisherman's Wharf and tour the famous chocolatier and building. While the chocolate is no longer made there, guests at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop can see manufacturing equipment and get the feeling...
Pier 39 Beach and, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
AT&T Park and the Cable Cars were my highlights. The cable car is fun and let my imagination run wild with how things could've been "back in the day". Definitely do it. The MUNI 3 day pass (in our case) was so worth it as we used the bus...
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