San Francisco Flavor
Collected by Greta Franklin de Matos
I absolutely adore traveling, especially internationally, but at the end of the day I must admit I love coming home to this city!! Over the years San Fran has constantly amazed me with hidden gems and an endless list of things to do, see and a.m.a.z.i.n.g food! Here's a taste of the local flavor
1529 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Nicole Krasinski describes the novel concept of her restaurant State Bird Provisions as “dim sum and a great hors d’oeuvre party morphed into one experience.” She and her husband, chef Stuart Brioza, prepare beautifully executed...
754 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
This place is tiny, but it's one of my favorite places in my neighborhood. The menu is small so there are only a few choices, but no matter what you get, you'll be happy. Make sure to try the iced coffee. It's made with chicory, the way it's done...
20215 Shoreline Hwy, Marshall, CA 94940, USA
Stop at Scribe Winery and pick up a bottle of their newly released rosé to pair with oysters at Hog Island in Marshall, CA. Picnic tables overlook Tomales Bay and must be reserved in advance. Throw the oysters on the grill or eat them raw and don’...
San Pablo Bay, California, USA
San Pablo Bay is a great spot to drop your kayak in and paddle around at your leisure. We took a bit of an urban adventure to get there- equipped with our backpacks full of camping gear, our 35lb inflatable kayak folded up and our trusty dog with...
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
The California Academy of Sciences is an unfortunately stuffy name for an institution that is anything but staid. The country's largest natural-history museum includes an aquarium, a planetarium, an enormous rain-forest exhibit under a...
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
If you want to discover Haight Ashbury from a true "insider," then consider the Flower Power Tour created and given by the ebullient Izu Interlandi. Izu is not a native to the hippie district of Haights Ashbury in San Francisco, but she could very...
2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
The date-night dinner-and-a-movie standard has been taken to a new stylish height at this acclaimed restaurant in the Mission District. Grab a table on the patio under the strings of lights to dine on seasonal California cuisine while...
There are so many great views of the Golden Gate throughout the city (when she's not wrapped in fog), but a great way to get up close and personal is to head down to Crissy Field and take a stroll along the bay. There are trails that wrap all...
Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA, USA
Water sports are a big hit in the City By The Bay, and why not with such great access for surfing, kayaking, sailing, kite surfing etc. Another great way to see this city is to get out in the bay- don't be surprised if a seal pops up to say hello!...
680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
San Francisco is not only a beautiful city, but it is also home to some exquisite natural landscapes, such as Lands End. I will never forget the first time I hiked the main Coastal Trail: I couldn't believe I was still in a city because of the...
1004 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
While hiking through the Lands End area of San Francisco I came across this gem. Built in the late 19th century as the world's largest indoor swimming pool complex, visitors could take a dip in one of the seven pools or take a stroll through a...
Forest Knolls, San Francisco, CA, USA
Throughout the alleys and streets of San Francisco "green" is creeping and sprouting all along the way. An absolute favorite past time of mine is simply going for strolls through new neighborhoods, creating routes that link parks and offer new,...
San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Fresh Dungeness Crab season comes to the Bay Area every November! Head down to the Wharf early Sunday mornings to score pounds of crab for just a few bucks- get them boiled, grab some lemons and loaves of sourdough, six pack of your favorite local...
Haight St, San Francisco, CA, USA
San Francisco is known for its street fairs, and you might be surprised by the organic options you will have available (including the requirement to responsibly compost or recycle your waste as well). I have a childhood attachment to funnel cake...
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