Top 14 San Francisco Hotspots You Can’t-Miss: Easily recognizable thanks to its colorful houses and its legendary bridge, San Francisco undoubtedly has its place among the most beautiful cities in the world.
This metropolis has so much to offer travelers in search of discovery that it can sometimes be difficult to make informed choices.
THE PLEASANT NATURE BATH AT SALESFORCE PARK
You are in the heart of downtown, and presto! a short elevator (or gondola) ride transports you to a magnificent green oasis that is home to more than 600 trees and 16,000 plants, a children’s play area, an amphitheater, and a café bar. To escape the hubbub of the neighborhood, you’ll want to take refuge in this urban park located on the roof of the Salesforce Transit Center!
THE VISIT TO SFMOMA
Housed in a magnificent downtown building, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a must-see stop on your trip. Its collections spread over seven floors will take you on a journey through different forms of art, from photography to sculpture, including painting.
SUNSET AT ALAMO SQUARE
The “Painted Ladies” are undoubtedly the most photographed houses in San Francisco. So how about watching the sunset against the backdrop of this row of colorful Victorian houses and the downtown skyscrapers in the background? Pack your picnic and head to Alamo Square to witness this memorable spectacle.
THE FERRY BUILDING FARMERS MARKET
On Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the square adjacent to the Ferry Building hosts a food market that is widely popular for the quality and diversity of its products. When the sun is out, the atmosphere is great as travelers mingle with city dwellers (and even renowned chefs) in search of culinary gems.
THE FRESH AIR OF OCEAN BEACH AND LANDS END TRAIL
The unique feeling that you will experience when you set foot on the white sand of this beach, which faces the Pacific Ocean and extends for 5.6 km, will remain engraved in your memory for a long time. Then explore Lands End Trail, the entrance to which is located at the northern tip of the beach. This marked trail along the ocean offers you some of the most beautiful views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
With its large terrace and impressive cocktail list, this bar is the perfect place to have an aperitif in a festive atmosphere. And if you want to enjoy an afternoon in the sun, opt for a bowl of punch to share before going to treat yourself in one of the neighborhood restaurants.
EBB & FLOW
To taste good juices from small producers in an intimate setting, stop at this wine bar on Rue Ivy. You can let your eyes closed and be guided by the employees in the choice of wines to accompany a board of cheeses and charcuterie.
Ebb & Flow, 294 Ivy Street
JANE ON FILLMORE
If you want a healthy lunch, head to this institution on Fillmore Street. Known for its toasts, salads, sandwiches, and lemonades, it offers you a friendly atmosphere. Keep your eyes peeled, because you might be lucky enough to see celebrities there…
Jane on Fillmore, 2123 Fillmore Street
SALT & STRAW
Whether it’s the queue or the smell of the sweet cones that draws your attention to this address, let yourself be tempted by a gourmet break. Ice creams with original flavors like “strawberry, coriander, lime, cheesecake”, “honey, lavender” or “pear and blue cheese” promise to delight your taste buds until you return from your trip!
Salt & Straw , 2201 Fillmore Street
This Californian ready-to-wear brand, which has made eco-responsibility its trademark, is recognized for its trendy clothing and accessories. Don’t hesitate to pop into the store to take a look at the new collection and enjoy an inspiring shopping experience.
Reformation, 2360 Fillmore Street
If you are looking for a good place to eat ramen and you ask the Franciscans, they will inevitably recommend a visit to Marufuku, in Japantown. The queue is sometimes long and the service can be a little hasty, but the flavors are always there, the prices are reasonable and the staff is attentive.
Marufuku, Japan Center Malls, 1581 Webster Street #235
It’s in the Mission District that you can enjoy the best burrito in San Francisco, in addition to enjoying tacos. Here, the prices are low, the portions generous and the atmosphere lively in the small dining room, where people from all walks of life share a gourmet moment around a large table. Another great option is to opt for takeout and eat your burrito in Dolores Park.
La Taqueria , 2889 Mission Street
You can’t set foot in San Francisco without visiting this popular chain known for its delicious burgers served with homemade fries and a milkshake. It is while passing through Fisherman’s Wharf that you can enjoy this typically Californian experience.
In-N-Out Burger, 333 Jefferson Street
Near Union Square, this restaurant offers you delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven in a relaxed atmosphere. As a bonus, you will be able to observe the impressive talents of the pizza makers, who handle the dough with dexterity and speed.
Del Popolo , 855 Bush Street