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Weekend in San Francisco

Any ideas off the beaten path?  Great breakfast restaurants?

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  • Theresa Christine

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    Lots of fun stuff to do! I always recommend checking http://funcheapsf.com for cool things to do in the city. They have really interesting stuff listed that you won't find anywhere else!

    Corona Heights Park has my favorite city view. It is a relatively uncrowded peak, has some great places to sit, and you'll get some awesome photo opps. Corona Heights ParkYou can walk through the The Castro to get to Seward Street Slides which is super fun! It is a concrete slide built into a small area on Seward Street. There will be cardboard there for you to use (people usually leave some laying at the bottom).

    Seward Street SlidesI love going to Musée Mécanique, a museum of coin-operated arcade games. They have some very old ones to 1990s ones, and it's a great way to spend an afternoon.

    Musée MécaniqueSouthern Pacific Brewing is in the famed Mission District and a perfect spot to get some delicious beer and yummy food one afternoon or evening. If you don't feel like beer, they do have a full bar.

    Southern Pacific BrewingWhile in the Mission, you could also stop by Dandelion Chocolate and get a free tour of how they make chocolate there. The Fizzary is a fun little soda shop in the same neighborhood, and you get a free piece of taffy with a soda purchase!

    Radish is my favorite brunch spot of all time, with amazing specials and a solid menu of American-ish food. I basically always get their special mimosa of the day and the egg sandwich with avocado, but the real star are the potatoes. These breakfast potatoes are made of heaven.

    RadishEveryone has their own burrito preference, but I recommend El Toro Taqueria for the best price and the freshest ingredients.

    El Toro TaqueriaA few unusual places to adventure: Glen Canyon Park is just one BART stop away from the Mission and a totally fun place to meander through.

    Glen Canyon ParkJohn McLaren Park is the best park in the city (that's right, even better than Golden Gate) and you could easily spend half a day exploring it.

    John McLaren ParkThe Verdi Club has an interesting array of events that pop in, from a series called Bawdy Storytelling to shows and ping pong. Worth checking out to see what's happening when you're in town!

    For a unique photobooth experience, go to Pika Pika. They have only imported Japanese photobooths. A lot are only in Japanese (go figure) but an attendant can help you!

    Pika PikaHave a great weekend!!



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    6. Mission District (neighborhood)
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  • Andy Huang

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    Here is a plan I made for a friend of mine a little while back. It is for a Saturday afternoon spent in the Mission/Castro districts. It features outdoor parks, great local foods, amazing views, cool bars, and dancing.

    The day starts at SoMa StrEat Food Park where you can sample food from some of the best food trucks in SF.

    SoMa StrEat Food ParkFrom there walk West down 16th street to see how the Mission district changes dramatically with each block you cross.

    Next you can go to Bi-Rite Creamery to get some of the best ice cream in the city. You can skip the line and buy a pint to share.

    Bi-Rite CreameryThen stop by Cervecería de MateVeza to pick up some craft brews for a little picnic in Dolores Park. Here you can enjoy the weather, people watch, and relax for a while. Dolores ParkAfter you've relaxed enough, walk on towards the Castro district. You can stop for a cup of tea or chai at Samovar Tea Lounge.

    Once on Castro street, check out the stores and the The Castro Theatre. You might just be in time for a show!

    The Castro TheatreIf your sweet tooth is calling, stop by Hot Cookie for some fresh baked goods and to check out the very Castro style decor.

    Hot CookieFrom there I recommend walking back down 16th street. There are tons of options in terms of restaurants for dinner and or drinks. My favorites are Dinosaurs for Banh mi, Sushi Time for Japanese, Elixir for cocktails, Pakwan for BYOB Indian food, Lers Ros for Thai, Truly Mediterranean for falafel, and Deja Vu Pizza & Pasta for pizza. Of course, those are just a few of the many great options you have.

    If you're still ready for more, continue to walk down Valencia street to see the galleries, shops, and hip bars. Go on towards Latin American Club for their margaritas and live music, or El Techo de Lolinda for their rooftop bar and amazing views.

    El Techo de LolindaNow that you're well liquored up, it's time to go dancing! Some good choices are Little Baobab, which hosts an African dance party, Elbo Room to literally rub elbows with the other patrons, Blondies' Bar & No Grill for top 40s and hip hop, or DoubleDutch for some old school hip hop. Most places have a cheap cover.


    Finally, to wrap up the night, pick up a bacon wrapped hot dog at one of the many carts along Mission or Valencia street. That's one of the true Mission experiences you won't find anywhere else.

    If you have more questions or are interested in more customized plans for other parts of the city, don't hesitate to message me.

    Enjoy your trip!

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    • Debbie L.

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      Sounds like the most amazing day in San Francisco :) · (1 likelikes)

    • Andy H.

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      Thanks! It's my ideal way to spend a Saturday. I might need a 5 hour energy along the way though. =) · (1 likelikes)

    • Debbie L.

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      Don't you mean Blue Bottle or Samovar?! :P · (1 likelikes)

    • Andy H.

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      Haha true. I'd probably go to Samovar. =) · (1 likelikes)

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    5. Samovar Tea Lounge (attraction)
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    8. Dinosaurs (restaurant)
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    10. Elixir (attraction)
    11. Pakwan (restaurant)
    12. Lers Ros (restaurant)
    13. Truly Mediterranean (restaurant)
    14. Deja Vu Pizza & Pasta (attraction)
    15. Latin American Club (attraction)
    16. El Techo de Lolinda (restaurant)
    17. Little Baobab (restaurant)
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  • Annie Aitken

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    Head over the Golden Gate Bridge into Kentfield to get away from the city and explore the old growth forests. Check out hikes around the Marin Municipal Water District. If you hungry for breakfast you MUST go to Farm House Local in Larkspur for fresh ingredients and a small community feel :)

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