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Scott from San Francisco asked

3 Months in SF

I'm going to live in San Francisco for 3 months. What do I need to see, do, and eat in order to get the most out of the experience? 

San Francisco (California)

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top answer by
Mark from California

As soon as you arrive go eat a burrito in the mission. I'd suggest El Farolito, but honestly there's a bunch of great options around there. Also wait in line for the tea leaf salad at Burma Superstar. It sells out for a reason.

On a Sunny day, head out of the city & check out Black Sands Beach. Hike up the coastal trail and see one of the best views of the city and the GG bridge.  For another great beach, head over to Muir Beach, check out the Muir Beach Overlook and grab a beer on the grass at the Pelican Inn end of the day. 

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I'm actually planning a hike in 2 weeks that goes to Muir Beach and Pelican Inn!

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. El Farolito (restaurant)
  2. Burma Superstar (restaurant)
  3. Black Sands Beach (attraction)
  4. Muir Beach (city)
  5. Muir Beach Overlook (attraction)
  6. Pelican Inn (hotel)
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answered by
Mimi from San Francisco

Restaurants in the mission like Lolinda , rooftop bar El Techo de LolindaBeretta.  Bar hopping on Polk St, more delicious fare Seven Hills.  Catch a show The Fillmore, Hike, run through the Presidio, Go see the buffalo Golden Gate Park,  Bonfire Ocean Beach, lazy day Dolores Park, get some crab and garlic noodles Thanh Long, go to Outerlands on a weekday to avoid the crowds.   Avoid Fisherman's Wharf at all costs.  But do venture there just one day to catch the ferry to Alcatraz because it is a great tour. Grab pizza Arinell Pizza Inc.  Venture over to Chestnut St in the marina and grab a sandwich from Lucca Delicatessen, walk over to Crissy Field.  Go rock climbing Planet Granite with a view to the Golden Gate Bridge, then dinner Chotto for some great izakaya and ramen.  Then you should definitely take some trips up north to South Lake Tahoe because it's breathtaking anytime of the year.  Closer to SF is Stinson Beach with a cute little town and some amazing hiking, do the Matt Davis Trail, starts out at the little firehouse in town and wander around all of Muir Woods National Monument because it is beautiful.  Oh and you HAVE to go to House of Prime Rib, it's an SF institution.  You'll never look at prime rib the same way again.

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  1. Lolinda (attraction)
  2. El Techo de Lolinda (restaurant)
  3. Beretta (restaurant)
  4. Polk St (attraction)
  5. Seven Hills (restaurant)
  6. The Fillmore (restaurant)
  7. Presidio (neighborhood)
  8. Golden Gate Park (attraction)
  9. Ocean Beach (attraction)
  10. Dolores Park (attraction)
  11. Thanh Long (attraction)
  12. Outerlands (restaurant)
  13. Fisherman's Wharf (attraction)
  14. Alcatraz (attraction)
  15. Arinell Pizza Inc (restaurant)
  16. Chestnut St (attraction)
  17. Lucca Delicatessen (attraction)
  18. Crissy Field (attraction)
  19. Planet Granite (attraction)
  20. Golden Gate Bridge (attraction)
  21. Chotto (restaurant)
  22. South Lake Tahoe (city)
  23. Stinson Beach (city)
  24. Matt Davis Trail (attraction)
  25. Muir Woods National Monument (attraction)
  26. House of Prime Rib (restaurant)
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answered by
Kim from San Francisco

To me, the most interesting place here is a visit underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. The norm is to go over it but seldomly do you get to go under it. You really get a feel for it's size. You can go under it probably best at Fort Point National Historic Site on the SF side or following the roads that continue after Fort Baker that lead down under on the Sausalito side.

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  1. Golden Gate Bridge (attraction)
  2. Fort Point National Historic Site (attraction)
  3. Fort Baker (attraction)
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answered first by
Elliott from San Francisco

Congratulations on your extended stay.  As opposed to LA, San Francisco is only 49 square miles, so you do not need a car.  I would suggest renting a bike and then using public transportation.

The Main things (in no particular order):


Fisherman's Wharf

Conservatory of Flowers

California Academy of Sciences

De Young Museum

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Chinatown

North Beach (California)

Lands End


Ferry Building Marketplace

Golden Gate Bridge


Mission St

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  1. Alcatraz (attraction)
  2. Fisherman's Wharf (attraction)
  3. Conservatory of Flowers (attraction)
  4. California Academy of Sciences (attraction)
  5. De Young Museum (attraction)
  6. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (attraction)
  7. San Francisco Chinatown (attraction)
  8. North Beach (California) (neighborhood)
  9. Lands End (attraction)
  10. Exploratorium (attraction)
  11. Ferry Building Marketplace (attraction)
  12. Golden Gate Bridge (attraction)
  13. Sausalito (city)
  14. Mission St (attraction)
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answered by
Andy from San Francisco

Part of what you need to do is to join my Meetup group. Our goal is to do all the fun/unique activities in SF with interesting and like-minded people. The group is called SF Urban Adventure Club

Some of our activities include:

  • Real Escape Games - Where you and your team are locked in a room and have to find clues and solve puzzles to get out. 
  • SF beer week pub crawl - SF beer week starts this weekend, and we have an epic pub crawl of the Mission planned. 
  • Hikes - Our next hike will be in Muir Woods Visitor Center where we will have bunch at Pelican Inn and play on the beach at Muir Beach

We will have future events like roller discos, scavenger hunts, and trampoline dodgeball. 

You should also join the SF Trippy Meetup group. We just had our first meetup that was super fun and successful. There will be more event in the near future. Hope to see you there!

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  1. Muir Woods Visitor Center (attraction)
  2. Pelican Inn (hotel)
  3. Muir Beach (city)
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answered by
amery from Chinatown New York

San Francisco is one of most prominent one place that is famous for it's rich cultural values. I visited there before my along with my friends. During my stay i used to stay in Hotel Nikko San Francisco. It was a luxurious and comfortable stay. Golden Gate Bridge is a famous attraction I will suggest you to must spend some hours in walk on it. Walking is one of best ways for feeling the beauty of this enhancing spot. Instead of that Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Chinatown, Union Square, Exploratorium, Ghiradelli Square and Aquarium of the Bay offers mesmerizing attractions that grabs the attention of visitors towards it. Best of luck and have fun there.

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  1. Hotel Nikko San Francisco (hotel)
  2. Golden Gate Bridge (attraction)
  3. Golden Gate Park (attraction)
  4. San Francisco Chinatown (attraction)
  5. Union Square (attraction)
  6. Exploratorium (attraction)
  7. Ghiradelli Square (attraction)
  8. Aquarium of the Bay (attraction)
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