Fathom Favorites : San Francisco Sites

1. Onsen


A mini-detox in the middle of the Tenderloin. Petite communal bathhouse in the back. Japanese bar and restaurant in the front. Come for one or both. Throw in a massage and call it a Sunday night.

466 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. Pier 24

Pier 24

A massive photography exhibition space along the water. Shows are brilliantly curated and sweeping, and the space is just dazzling. 

24 Pier
San Francisco, CA 94105



Housing over 33,000 works of art, including painting, sculpture, photography, media, and design, this museum is one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the world. Since re-opening in 2016 following a massive expansion overhaul, it's where you'll find works by Pollock, Klee, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and de Kooning, among many, many others. 

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. Ferry Building Marketplace

Ferry Building Marketplace

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. 

1 Ferry Bldg.
San Francisco, 94111

5. Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours

Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours

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.

370 Linden St.
San Francisco, 94102

6. The Milk Maid

The Milk Maid

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

2124 Folsom St.
San Francisco, 94112

7. Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

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.

501 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, 94117