Best things to do in San Francisco

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Experiences you might enjoy

Here are some activities hosted by locals that would help you explore the city.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Mission Dolores Park
671local recommendations
Tara
Tara says “People congregate here on sunny days to enjoy the amazing views of SF. There's nothing quite like it...” ·
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2. Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero St
437local recommendations
Ste & Juan
Ste & Juan says “Coffee and pastries! Real cream, rich pastries, done the old-fashioned way. For a decadent experienc...” ·
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3. Ferry Bldg Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
437local recommendations
Cathie
Cathie says “Visit the huge foodie farmers market, stroll through the shops, sample artisan cheese and chocolate,...” ·
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4. de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
439local recommendations
Vi
Vi says “Great exhibits mostly of contemporary arts. Current exhibit has Oscar De La Renta's fashion design ...” ·
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5. Golden Gate Park
592local recommendations
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6. California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
402local recommendations
7. Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
344local recommendations
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8. Nopa
560 Divisadero St
325local recommendations
Jamie
Jamie says “You can go sit in the bar area (first come first serve) or you can try to get a table. The food is r...” ·
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9. Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th St
322local recommendations
Joy & Peter
Joy & Peter says “Ice cream that people wait in endless lines for. Why? Well, because it's worth it. Salted Caramel, H...” ·
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10. Lands End Trail
Lands End Trail
272local recommendations
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11. Four Barrel Coffee
375 Valencia St
232local recommendations
Jaime
Jaime says “Strong brew that draws a fanatical following of coffee snobs. Definitely hits the spot if you need a...” ·
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12. Pizzeria Delfina
3611 18th St
229local recommendations
Ivan & Wendy
Ivan & Wendy says “Yum! Delfina offers Cal-Italian cuisine, and is a delicious and delightful (tho not cheap) night out...” ·
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13. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St
234local recommendations
14. Ocean Beach
205local recommendations
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15. Union Square
338local recommendations
Yvette
Yvette says “At the center of San Francisco is Union square, literally a town square surrounded by shops, a main ...” ·
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16. Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
224local recommendations
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17. Philz Coffee
3101 24th St
187local recommendations
Saana & Matt
Saana & Matt says “Phil is the father of SF drip coffee by the cup. The original 24th St location is full of funky cha...” ·
18. The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
186local recommendations
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19. The Mill
736 Divisadero St
181local recommendations
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20. Fisherman's Wharf
264local recommendations
Dillon
Dillon says “Get up early and greet the sunrise and brisk bay air with a hearty walk on the piers and along Jeffe...” ·
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21. Plow
1299 18th St
149local recommendations
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22. La Taqueria
2889 Mission St
176local recommendations
Gregg
Gregg says “In a town full of Taquerias this is a standout. Try the carnitas tacos, the best! And if you like st...” ·
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23. Nopalito
306 Broderick St
141local recommendations
Carl
Carl says “"A vibrant San Francisco neighborhood Mexican kitchen, celebrating the traditional cookery of Mexico...” ·
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24. Trick Dog
3010 20th St
163local recommendations
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25. Zazie
941 Cole St
162local recommendations
Margaret
Margaret says “Casual french bistro. VERY popular for weekend brunch (long lines). Good egg dishes and pancakes by...” ·
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26. Beretta
1199 Valencia St
162local recommendations
Lisa
Lisa says “Gorgeous thin crust pizzas, risottos, small plates of yum. Eggplant caponatina with burrata is a mus...” ·
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27. Flour + Water
2401 Harrison St
158local recommendations
Jason
Jason says “Hard to get reservations. They reserve half their tables for walk ups. Get there 30 minutes before o...” ·
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28. Westfield San Francisco Centre
865 Market St
157local recommendations
Leslie
Leslie says “For budget choices try the food court on the bottom of the building and see the amazing original sky...” ·
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29. Exploratorium
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
173local recommendations
Susan
Susan says “The Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco whose stated mission is to change the way the world l...” ·
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30. Outerlands
4001 Judah St
138local recommendations