Sam's Guidebook

Sam

Sam's Guidebook

Sightseeing
A serene downtown Park with walking paths and waterfalls. take a stroll or just relax on the fields. a great place to take a quick break. Occasionally, groups will throw on public events celebrating the rich diversity and interests of the community.
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Yerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street
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A serene downtown Park with walking paths and waterfalls. take a stroll or just relax on the fields. a great place to take a quick break. Occasionally, groups will throw on public events celebrating the rich diversity and interests of the community.
San Francisco's iconic downtown tourist attraction. with summertime exhibits and wintertime ice skating; surrounded by high end designer stores this place is fun for everyone.
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Union Square
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San Francisco's iconic downtown tourist attraction. with summertime exhibits and wintertime ice skating; surrounded by high end designer stores this place is fun for everyone.
One of the funnest ways to get arround as a tourist. The cart is pulled by miles of cable being constantly circulated under ground. the cart has a lever that makes an arm grab the cabel and pull the cart along.
Cable Car Stop
1598 US-101
One of the funnest ways to get arround as a tourist. The cart is pulled by miles of cable being constantly circulated under ground. the cart has a lever that makes an arm grab the cabel and pull the cart along.
Regarded as the best China Town in the USA. This China Town features a classical tourist experience along Grant Steet but just one block up on Stockton Street is a more authentic experience where the local Asian community thrives.
Chinatown San Francisco
Stockton Street Tunnel
Regarded as the best China Town in the USA. This China Town features a classical tourist experience along Grant Steet but just one block up on Stockton Street is a more authentic experience where the local Asian community thrives.
The SF tourist trap of the century. Great views, lively ambiance and the best clam chowder bread bowel in the world. Pass on the tourist memorabilia and get the same stuff cheaper in China Town but DO NOT pass on the clam chowder bread bowl. Also make sure to check out the sea lions and maybe even take a trip through the Aquarium.
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PIER 39
Beach Street
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The SF tourist trap of the century. Great views, lively ambiance and the best clam chowder bread bowel in the world. Pass on the tourist memorabilia and get the same stuff cheaper in China Town but DO NOT pass on the clam chowder bread bowl. Also make sure to check out the sea lions and maybe even take a trip through the Aquarium.
Not the only one of these in the country but if you find yourself here after visiting the piers or just getting off the cable car, stop in for a tour of the factory and try their delicious melted chocolate covered ice cream options.
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The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
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Not the only one of these in the country but if you find yourself here after visiting the piers or just getting off the cable car, stop in for a tour of the factory and try their delicious melted chocolate covered ice cream options.
Come watch local fisherman catch fish and crab in front of the Golden gate Bridge. This is one of the best spots to get your photo moment with the Golden gate Bridge backdrop.
Torpedo Wharf
Come watch local fisherman catch fish and crab in front of the Golden gate Bridge. This is one of the best spots to get your photo moment with the Golden gate Bridge backdrop.
You can park by the bridge or take public transit and actually walk across the bridge. the walk takes roughly an hour long trip and is a neat thing to do if you have the time for it.
Golden Gate-bron
Golden Golden Gate Bridge
You can park by the bridge or take public transit and actually walk across the bridge. the walk takes roughly an hour long trip and is a neat thing to do if you have the time for it.
Come day drink at the park with a great downtown view. This is the spot the locals go to chill with friends.
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Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Street
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Come day drink at the park with a great downtown view. This is the spot the locals go to chill with friends.
The highest point in the city features.....wait for it.....the best view! come get your pictures in or just awe at the view.
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Twin Peaks
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The highest point in the city features.....wait for it.....the best view! come get your pictures in or just awe at the view.
This destination is best visited when walking between China Town and the piers. Not too much going on here but this little neighborhood neighboring downtown is a Italian inspired park plaza scattered with Itallian eateries.
Little Italy
This destination is best visited when walking between China Town and the piers. Not too much going on here but this little neighborhood neighboring downtown is a Italian inspired park plaza scattered with Itallian eateries.
A cute waterfront market with cafes and eateries. A nice place to start or end a walk along the piers. There are some cool parks nearby to check out as well.
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Ferry Building
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A cute waterfront market with cafes and eateries. A nice place to start or end a walk along the piers. There are some cool parks nearby to check out as well.
The prison on the rock is the most traveled national landmark in the US (according to the tour guides). Check out AL Capone's cell and learn abou the crazy prison breakouts of the 20th century.
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Alcatraz
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The prison on the rock is the most traveled national landmark in the US (according to the tour guides). Check out AL Capone's cell and learn abou the crazy prison breakouts of the 20th century.
The city's largest convention center. If you are visiting Thanksgiving weekend the car show is always a good time. Otherwise just Google their website for the convention center calendar.
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Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
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The city's largest convention center. If you are visiting Thanksgiving weekend the car show is always a good time. Otherwise just Google their website for the convention center calendar.
This popular art gallery bordering the Mascone center features some of the best world class art exhibits.
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St
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This popular art gallery bordering the Mascone center features some of the best world class art exhibits.
An aquarium, planetarium, walk through butterfly dome, albino alligator, rooftop green park, animal exhibit and all the nerdy science you could ask for in between. On Thursday evening they host adults only events where you can visit the museum and get served alcohol while you explore.
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
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An aquarium, planetarium, walk through butterfly dome, albino alligator, rooftop green park, animal exhibit and all the nerdy science you could ask for in between. On Thursday evening they host adults only events where you can visit the museum and get served alcohol while you explore.
One of the more diverse art museums. Check out their website to see if they have anything interesting on display.
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M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
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One of the more diverse art museums. Check out their website to see if they have anything interesting on display.
Food Scene
Although this place would never show it on the outside, Dim Sum Nice Food is one of the best authentic dumpling and dim sum places in China Town. Grab some Shi Mai and Pork Rolls and head over to the China Town's Portsmouth Square Park and enjoy!
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Good Mong Kok Bakery
1039 Stockton Street
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Although this place would never show it on the outside, Dim Sum Nice Food is one of the best authentic dumpling and dim sum places in China Town. Grab some Shi Mai and Pork Rolls and head over to the China Town's Portsmouth Square Park and enjoy!
Best Vietnamese pork chicken or tofu sandwich in town. Grab a sandwich as you walk by for cheap deliciousness.
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Saigon Sandwich
560 Larkin Street
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Best Vietnamese pork chicken or tofu sandwich in town. Grab a sandwich as you walk by for cheap deliciousness.
This is where you can educate yourself on how a burrito should really taste like. No, really, this may make all other burritos in the future look and taste like hot pockets.
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Taquería El Farolito
2779 Mission St
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This is where you can educate yourself on how a burrito should really taste like. No, really, this may make all other burritos in the future look and taste like hot pockets.
If you want poke in SF then personally I trust this place over the competition, even more authentic places. They have great flavor, fresh fish and most importantly are consistently good. There are a lot of options here but this is always a safe one if you want Poke
Poke Bowl
1250 Ocean Avenue
If you want poke in SF then personally I trust this place over the competition, even more authentic places. They have great flavor, fresh fish and most importantly are consistently good. There are a lot of options here but this is always a safe one if you want Poke
This west coast chain has sure earned it's reputation. The best value in town with solid quality. Don't expect 5 guys level food but expect it to be close at about half the price. Get Animal Style Fryes a Double Double and ask for extra Spread Sauce on the side.
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In-N-Out Burger
333 Jefferson St
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This west coast chain has sure earned it's reputation. The best value in town with solid quality. Don't expect 5 guys level food but expect it to be close at about half the price. Get Animal Style Fryes a Double Double and ask for extra Spread Sauce on the side.
One of the main SF breweries, these guys ship all over the world. Stop by for the cheese curds and the Hell or High Watermellon Sour, only available at their tap room. Great place to catch a meal or to amp up before a game.
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21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
563 2nd Street
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One of the main SF breweries, these guys ship all over the world. Stop by for the cheese curds and the Hell or High Watermellon Sour, only available at their tap room. Great place to catch a meal or to amp up before a game.
Solid chichen sandwich
Starbird Chicken
60 Morris Street
Solid chichen sandwich
This higher end French Restaurant has amazing food and great drinks. Just make sure to check out the Hayes Valley neighborhood while you are there.
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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes Street
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This higher end French Restaurant has amazing food and great drinks. Just make sure to check out the Hayes Valley neighborhood while you are there.
If you don't know the history or story of this place just look it up. It's a Peruvian restaurant run by a world renown chef, Gustavo who was at one point even nominated to be the President or Peru. Expect to drop a few hundred per couple but be ready to enjoy amazing courses with mouthwatering drinks.
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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
pier 1 1/2 The Embarcadero
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If you don't know the history or story of this place just look it up. It's a Peruvian restaurant run by a world renown chef, Gustavo who was at one point even nominated to be the President or Peru. Expect to drop a few hundred per couple but be ready to enjoy amazing courses with mouthwatering drinks.
Some solid pizza. I'd get a whole one since the slices sometimes can sit out there for a little while. You can also go half and half with the whole one's to make the group happy.
Chicos Pizza
131 6th Street
Some solid pizza. I'd get a whole one since the slices sometimes can sit out there for a little while. You can also go half and half with the whole one's to make the group happy.
An interesting take to sushi gone viral. If you want a shushi like meal with a more portable burrito like option, this is the place to hit up.
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Sushirrito
59 New Montgomery St
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An interesting take to sushi gone viral. If you want a shushi like meal with a more portable burrito like option, this is the place to hit up.
Amazing all you can eat Brazilian steakhouse. Keep the protein comeing baby!
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Espetus Churrascaria - San Francisco
1686 Market Street
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Amazing all you can eat Brazilian steakhouse. Keep the protein comeing baby!
These. Are. The. Bomb. Hands down thickest, juiciest and tastiest sandwich arround.
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Little Lucca Sandwich Shop
724 El Camino Real
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These. Are. The. Bomb. Hands down thickest, juiciest and tastiest sandwich arround.
This one is a bit away but if you want to catch a meal near the airport before your flight this sushi spot packs a great value for great food.
Old Town Sushi
100 South B Street
This one is a bit away but if you want to catch a meal near the airport before your flight this sushi spot packs a great value for great food.
Russian bakery and pre-made goods. Try the peroshki with meet and the cheburek as a meal and the poppy seed roll for desert. Not a bad cup of coffee either.
Moscow & Tbilisi Bakery Store
5540 Geary Boulevard
Russian bakery and pre-made goods. Try the peroshki with meet and the cheburek as a meal and the poppy seed roll for desert. Not a bad cup of coffee either.
On the ground floor of west field mall in the back is a great milk tea spot. High quality and great taste.
Pink Pink Tea Shoppe
865 Market Street
On the ground floor of west field mall in the back is a great milk tea spot. High quality and great taste.
Gab some clam chowder sour dough bowls from this waterfront shack and enjoy on one of the benches overlooking the bay.
Guardino's
Gab some clam chowder sour dough bowls from this waterfront shack and enjoy on one of the benches overlooking the bay.
Authenticly made mochi with read fruit for over a century. One of Japan town's oldest mochiria packs a delicious bite.
Benkyodo Co
1747 Buchanan Street
Authenticly made mochi with read fruit for over a century. One of Japan town's oldest mochiria packs a delicious bite.
Walk down Catro street with your lips wraps arround a Boy Scout, a Dark Chocolate Penis Cookie or a White Chocolate Vagina Cookie. Prepare for a interesting experience at this iconic local favorite.
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Hot Cookie
407 Castro Street
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Walk down Catro street with your lips wraps arround a Boy Scout, a Dark Chocolate Penis Cookie or a White Chocolate Vagina Cookie. Prepare for a interesting experience at this iconic local favorite.
One the meanest bloody Mary's in town. A Castro dinner named after the local Gay Activist Harvey Milk is a local historical gem in an otherwise revamped neighborhood.
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Harvey's
500 Castro Street
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One the meanest bloody Mary's in town. A Castro dinner named after the local Gay Activist Harvey Milk is a local historical gem in an otherwise revamped neighborhood.
Close Mexican place to the airbnb with very solid burritos. Make sure to get a flavored tortilla.
El Capitan Taqueria
1198 Folsom St
Close Mexican place to the airbnb with very solid burritos. Make sure to get a flavored tortilla.
In the basement of Westfield mall, this place serves very refreshing drinks. Try the cream topped drinks.
Pink Pink Tea Shoppe
865 Market Street
In the basement of Westfield mall, this place serves very refreshing drinks. Try the cream topped drinks.
Hiking and Active Exploring
This trail wraps the northern coast of San Francisco will breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, North Bay, Ocean and Bay.
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Lands End Trail
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This trail wraps the northern coast of San Francisco will breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, North Bay, Ocean and Bay.
San Francisco's largest park. Spanning half the width of the city, the diversity of activities and places in the park is endless. You can walk or bike through the diverse geography of this enormous park.
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Golden Gate Park
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San Francisco's largest park. Spanning half the width of the city, the diversity of activities and places in the park is endless. You can walk or bike through the diverse geography of this enormous park.
This is a gorgeous hike, enchanting redwoods with serene sounds and sights. If you are driving there make sure to reserve parking in advanced, otherwise you will have to take 15 miles out and take a buss in.
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Muir Woods nationalmonument
1 Muir Woods Rd
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This is a gorgeous hike, enchanting redwoods with serene sounds and sights. If you are driving there make sure to reserve parking in advanced, otherwise you will have to take 15 miles out and take a buss in.
Neighborhoods
This neighborhood is the heart of the homeless population in SF. Careful walking arround alone at night, especially in eareas with poor lighting or few bystanders. Durring the day this place is okay to walk through, just don't take your wallet out and don't try to look too flashy here.
Tenderloin
This neighborhood is the heart of the homeless population in SF. Careful walking arround alone at night, especially in eareas with poor lighting or few bystanders. Durring the day this place is okay to walk through, just don't take your wallet out and don't try to look too flashy here.
This up and comeing downtown neighborhood is a high density residential community with intermixed businesses and storefronts. This area has a somewhat smaller downtown vibe being outside of the Financial Disrtrict and shows a more authentic side of San Francisco.
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SoMa
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This up and comeing downtown neighborhood is a high density residential community with intermixed businesses and storefronts. This area has a somewhat smaller downtown vibe being outside of the Financial Disrtrict and shows a more authentic side of San Francisco.
The big building hustle and bustle feel expected out of big cities, this area has a Manhattan vibe with tall skyscrapers packed full of math nurds and bars restaurants and shops below full of yuppies drinking fine scotches, pinkies up.
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Financial District
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The big building hustle and bustle feel expected out of big cities, this area has a Manhattan vibe with tall skyscrapers packed full of math nurds and bars restaurants and shops below full of yuppies drinking fine scotches, pinkies up.
This historic Latino neighborhood features loads of nightlife, eateries, bars and an overall fun vibe. This place almost resembles Cuban neighborhoods outside of Downtown Miami except more built up.
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Mission District
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This historic Latino neighborhood features loads of nightlife, eateries, bars and an overall fun vibe. This place almost resembles Cuban neighborhoods outside of Downtown Miami except more built up.
The culture center of SF, Opera House, Play House, Symphony Hall, City Hall and may theaters and concert halls such as the Bill Graham
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Civic Center
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The culture center of SF, Opera House, Play House, Symphony Hall, City Hall and may theaters and concert halls such as the Bill Graham
The Gay district of San Franciso. Come check out how this world lives. Great collors and festive vibes. If you are not traveling with children, walk into one of the sex shops for the fun of it, you have never seen so much variety.
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The Castro
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The Gay district of San Franciso. Come check out how this world lives. Great collors and festive vibes. If you are not traveling with children, walk into one of the sex shops for the fun of it, you have never seen so much variety.
This counterculture calpital of San Francisco. See headdy shops, crazy hippe erra art and stores and of course a lot of paraphanelia. Don't forget to stop by 710 Ashbury St which is the old home of the Greatful Dead band.
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Haight-Ashbury
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This counterculture calpital of San Francisco. See headdy shops, crazy hippe erra art and stores and of course a lot of paraphanelia. Don't forget to stop by 710 Ashbury St which is the old home of the Greatful Dead band.
Yuppy neighborhood with cool bars and chill vibe.
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Dogpatch
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Yuppy neighborhood with cool bars and chill vibe.
Check this place out for the brewery scene and for the sports fans this is where the Giants and Warriors stadiums are.
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Mission Bay
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Check this place out for the brewery scene and for the sports fans this is where the Giants and Warriors stadiums are.
The island splitting the bay Bridge in two hosts a cute city viewing town. they often have Groupons for places on the island so come check out what this unique place has to offer.
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Treasure Island
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The island splitting the bay Bridge in two hosts a cute city viewing town. they often have Groupons for places on the island so come check out what this unique place has to offer.
Shopping
Local liquor store across the street from the airbnb.
Fred's Liquor & Deli
151 6th Street
Local liquor store across the street from the airbnb.
Local Supermarket block away from Airbnb. Good selection at reasonable prices.
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SOMA Supermarket
1000 Howard St
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Local Supermarket block away from Airbnb. Good selection at reasonable prices.
Ok....it's SF....I get it. Some of you may want to try some Cali Greens. This place is right by the air bnb and has great selection and pricing.
Bloom Room
471 Jessie Street
Ok....it's SF....I get it. Some of you may want to try some Cali Greens. This place is right by the air bnb and has great selection and pricing.
Not just another dispensory. This is a weed bar. you can buy products at the shop and enjoy them in the lounge. If you ever wanted to try concentrates they have a dab bar and sell a la cart 0.1g concentrate dabs. Just make sure you only plans after involve food.
Barbary Coast Cannabis Dispensary and Delivery
952 Mission St
Not just another dispensory. This is a weed bar. you can buy products at the shop and enjoy them in the lounge. If you ever wanted to try concentrates they have a dab bar and sell a la cart 0.1g concentrate dabs. Just make sure you only plans after involve food.
Closest big box store.
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Target
789 Mission Street
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Closest big box store.
The local mall
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Westfield San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street
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The local mall
City/town information
A great little town to get away to for the day. About an hour drive from the bay, these rolling hills make up one of the most iconic wine countrys in the world.
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Napa
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A great little town to get away to for the day. About an hour drive from the bay, these rolling hills make up one of the most iconic wine countrys in the world.
The birthplace of the hippie movement. Just a trip over the bay experience a completely different bay area experience and remains of the 60's and 70's.
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Berkeley
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The birthplace of the hippie movement. Just a trip over the bay experience a completely different bay area experience and remains of the 60's and 70's.