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Our Staff's Tips on Things to Do in San Francisco

It can be overwhelming. You arrive in a new city and have limited time, but of course you want to see, do and taste the very best. Now, get ready to double the effort in a place like San Francisco, which absolutely brims with possibilities from the gourmet shops at the Embarcadero to the chic boutiques found at Union Square.

Who better to give you insider tips for exploring our fair City by the Bay than our own staff? We asked these intrepid locals: If you had only two days to enjoy San Francisco, what would you do?


  • Mission Chinese Food. A pop-up located within an existing restaurant, inside the Lung Shan Restaurant on 2234 Mission. Amazing food.
  • Red's Java House at Pier 40 on the Embarcadero is a great spot before a Giants game or any event at AT&T Park.
  • Miette confectionery and bake shop instantly transports you to a pre-WWII candy shop. You'll find nostalgic candies that your grandparents enjoyed.


  • A neighborhood favorite is the Owl Tree. It's frequented by locals and the Mango Mojito is very popular.
  • I love Johnny Foley's Irish pub on O'Farrell Street. Live music and a fun atmosphere.


  • Fuel yourself up with some delicious organic Mexican cuisine from Gracias Madre. Their vegetarian tamale is a must-try.
  • Ready for the workout of your life? Stop in to Krav Maga SF and take advantage of their daily Krav Maga classes!


  • I love the Gallery of Jewels. Visit one of their 3 locations (Union Square, Fillmore, and Noe Valley) to find handcrafted, unique jewelry.
  • Picnic is a charming neighborhood boutique that has everything you need, from soy candles to fragrant soaps.


  • Smuggler's Cove is best described as a pirate-themed tiki bar. Choose from a variety of over 70 Rum inspired cocktails.
  • After a long week, tackle an arena of trampolines at the House of Air. Reserve an hour or two with some friends to play trampoline dodge ball.