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San Francisco sites

One day if I go to heaven, I'll look around and say, "It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."
– Herb Caen

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Ferry Building Marketplace

  • Financial District, Market, $$$$ $$$
  • 1 Ferry Bldg.
  • San Francisco, 94111
  • +1-415-983-8030
  • Website

So this is where foodies are born. Go door to door and course to course with Cowgirl Creamery, The Slanted Door, Gott's Roadside, Miette Patisserie, and a grocery list's worth of other fine makers and purveyors. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, cruise the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Golden Gate Park

  • Haight-Ashbury, Parks and Gardens
  • 501 Stanyan St.
  • San Francisco, 94117
  • +1-415-831-2700
  • Website

Over 1,000 acres of lush green filled with playgrounds, museums, nature trails, and hippie heritage. Get a dose of culture (or just a peek at the observation deck) at the de Young Museum, a floral fix at the Arboretum, or a cup of matcha and a moment of zen inside the Japanese Tea Garden.

The Milk Maid

  • Mission District, School/Class/Workshop, $$$$ $
  • San Francisco, 94112
  • +1-401-301-7690
  • Website

With enough planning anything is possible, including private, hands-on cheesemaking classes with Louella Hill. Fall brings Butter Burrata and Bloomy Brie to the syllabus. Public classes are held often but fill up fast.

Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours

  • Hayes Valley, Tour, $$$$ $$
  • 370 Linden St.
  • San Francisco, 94102
  • +1-415-448-7673
  • Website | Email

City cyclists have the right idea — bikes are faster than cable cars and easier to park than smart cars. So do a tour on two wheels. In 3 – 6 hours you'll cover more must-see Victorian architecture, hippie hideouts, foodie meccas, and historic sites than you thought possible.

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