Guidebook for San Francisco

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Guidebook for San Francisco

Food Scene
Peet's is a chain of premium coffee shops. This one is a real hub of activity on Geary St.
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Peet's Coffee
5201 Geary Boulevard
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Peet's is a chain of premium coffee shops. This one is a real hub of activity on Geary St.
Gordo's is a small chain of taquerias around the Bay Area. Inexpensive and low ceremony, they're a great place for West Coast style burritos. The carnitas is particularly good.
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Gordo Taqueria
5450 Geary Boulevard
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Gordo's is a small chain of taquerias around the Bay Area. Inexpensive and low ceremony, they're a great place for West Coast style burritos. The carnitas is particularly good.
There are many sushi places around the City and on Geary. On this stretch of road, Kabuto is one of the best.
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Kabuto Restaurant
5121 Geary Boulevard
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There are many sushi places around the City and on Geary. On this stretch of road, Kabuto is one of the best.
There's something comforting about knowing where the local Starbucks can be found.
Starbucks
5455 Geary Boulevard
There's something comforting about knowing where the local Starbucks can be found.
Cozy coffee shop with a palpable "local feel" and live music at times.
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Simple Pleasures Cafe
3434 Balboa Street
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Cozy coffee shop with a palpable "local feel" and live music at times.
Very good authentic Japanese restaurant a stone's throw from my house
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Kabuto Restaurant
5121 Geary Boulevard
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Very good authentic Japanese restaurant a stone's throw from my house
Everything Else
Fantastic sandwiches!
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Lou's Cafe
5017 Geary Boulevard
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Fantastic sandwiches!
Inexpensive second-run theater. It's not a stellar cinematic experience, but local theaters are hard to come by these days.
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Four Star Theatre
2200 Clement St
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Inexpensive second-run theater. It's not a stellar cinematic experience, but local theaters are hard to come by these days.
If you there's something you've forgotten and you need (e.g., swim trunks, sport coat, headphones, cell phone charger), Ross will have it, and cheap.
Ross Dress for Less
5200 Geary Boulevard
If you there's something you've forgotten and you need (e.g., swim trunks, sport coat, headphones, cell phone charger), Ross will have it, and cheap.
Craft beer and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Hard to argue with.
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Chomp N' Swig
5203 Clement Street
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Craft beer and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Hard to argue with.
Reliable grocery store a short walk from 15th Ave.
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Safeway
735 7th Avenue
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Reliable grocery store a short walk from 15th Ave.
Local second-run movie theater.
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Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa St
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Local second-run movie theater.
Great community of dancers every Sunday 11 am to 2 pm, with a free swing dance lesson from noon to 12:30
Lindy in the Park
Great community of dancers every Sunday 11 am to 2 pm, with a free swing dance lesson from noon to 12:30
An oasis of calm, with marble columns, oiled oak, stacks of books to get lost in, and blessed hushed silence interrupted only by the occasional rustle of newspapers and the creaking of wooden chairs
Mechanics' Institute
57 Post Street
An oasis of calm, with marble columns, oiled oak, stacks of books to get lost in, and blessed hushed silence interrupted only by the occasional rustle of newspapers and the creaking of wooden chairs
Drinks & Nightlife
Decent Irish bar. There are better in the City, but this one is close.
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The Blarney Stone Bar
5625 Geary Boulevard
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Decent Irish bar. There are better in the City, but this one is close.
Great English pub with a pretty good jukebox.
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The Pig and Whistle
2801 Geary Boulevard
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Great English pub with a pretty good jukebox.
Great blues club
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Biscuits & Blues
401 Mason Street
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Great blues club
Great jazz club with live music almost every night
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Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio
39 Fell St
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Great jazz club with live music almost every night
Fun underground speakeasy with a live band and dancing on some nights
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Local Edition
691 Market St
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Fun underground speakeasy with a live band and dancing on some nights
Sightseeing
Otherworldly realm offering stunning views, hiking, biking, and quiet repose just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Marin Headlands
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Otherworldly realm offering stunning views, hiking, biking, and quiet repose just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city
An eerie enchanted realm hidden away in the heart of the city, for walks and trail running and getting away
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Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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An eerie enchanted realm hidden away in the heart of the city, for walks and trail running and getting away
truly and amazing and oft overlooked museum. the building itself is a masterpiece, but it also houses a terrific Rodin collection
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Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
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truly and amazing and oft overlooked museum. the building itself is a masterpiece, but it also houses a terrific Rodin collection
Neighborhoods
Lively but family friendly nexus of food, drink, and public transportation right next to the park
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Inner Sunset
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Lively but family friendly nexus of food, drink, and public transportation right next to the park
A village hidden away in the city, rising out of the mists like Brigadoon, with more great food and maybe some curio shops
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West Portal
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A village hidden away in the city, rising out of the mists like Brigadoon, with more great food and maybe some curio shops
The presidio's great for exploring its network of trails during the day, and its food trucks on the weekend
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Presidio of San Francisco
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The presidio's great for exploring its network of trails during the day, and its food trucks on the weekend

Råd om din stad

Ta sig runt
Buses, trains, or Uber and Lyft
Learn to use public transportation, or walk, or take Uber or Lyft, or rent bikes. Try not to drive if you can help it, because parking is a pain.
Boka innan du ger dig av
Book ahead for everything you can
Especially with the pandemic, even some bars require booking ahead
Förslag på packning
Layers and sweaters
never go out without some kind of jacket because even if it's warm in mid day, it WILL get cold by the afternoon. lose the umbrella, as it rarely rains except in the winter.