On 15 Nov 2013
Freak80 visits Bay Area! What to do?,
Indiana Jones said:
Best SF views of the City: Drive to the top Twin Peaks, there is a viewing area.
Check out the different neighborhoods to walk around in:
Trendy- Urban hipster neighborhoods:
1. Hayes Valley- Hayes between Franklin & Octavia streets
2. The Mission - Start at Valencia and 16th and wander south
3. The Haight - Haight and Ashbury (for more Haight-like sub culture go to Lower Haight -- Haight and Fillmore Streets)
More Upscale and trendy Neighborhoods
1. Fillmore/Pacific Heights - Fillmore and California Streets - walking distance from Japan town - upscale shops
2. Union Street - Between Divisadero and Gough - more upscale shops & restaurants
3. Cow Hollow/The Marina - Chestnut Street- shops and baby strollers
4. Potrero Hill - 18th Street - neat back views of the city - Potrero also has the REAL crookedest street
6. Noe Valley - 24th Street - a bit family orientated
Touristy Neighborhoods/Areas but tourists go there for a reason
1. North Beach (yum-- pasta!)
3. Fisherman's wharf (get some good seafood on the street!)
4. Cliff House/Ocean beach - amazing views of the Pacific Ocean - Lands End is a beautiful short hike
5. November but you can check out the beaches - Baker beach, Ocean Beach, China Beach
6. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
7. Check out Coit Tower - nice views here
8. If you want to drive up a mountain for some killer views and nature hikes, there is Mt. Tam 15 min north which is gorgeous, and if you are willing to go further 1 hour east and higher there is Mt. Diablo near city of Danville which is an amazing day trip and some killer views.
There is much more stuff -- it depends on what you are in to doing.
Lastly, I tell this to everyone: If you really, really want to know what it is like to live in San Francisco, and really want to have an idea of the people, take the muni (not just the trolley, not bart, but the underground or the surface street buses).