this list go could go on and on because san francisco is full of basic & boujee spots. but since this is ashley's home, she narrowed it down to the most basic.
to do and to see.
- stroll alamo square park to visit the famous painted ladies and a beautiful view of the city.
- crissy fields was once an airplane landing strip for the u.s. army and now it a gorgeous green space with beach access and unbeatable views of the golden gate bridge.
- tartine manufactory: open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, but breakfast is extra yummy. there is normally a wait so put your name down and head next door to the health ceramics store.
- jane on fillmore: for fresh-baked goods including instagram worthy toast and fair trade coffee.
- the mill: known for their bread, their toast and their coffee. this busy spot on divisadero is a perfect stop for an afternoon snack.
- wise sons: jewish delicatessen is one of the tastiest bagels you’ll have outside of new york city.
- cala: elevated mexican cuisine in a chic setting. order the trout tostado and thank me later.
- mister jiu's: this isn't your normal chinese food place- this is an experience in a renovated building in historic chinatown.
- che fico!: there is always a line and for a good reason. this place serves up delicious italian food with california ingredients in a trendy spot on divisadero!
- liholiho yacht club is a spin on hawaiian meets indian crossed with chinese and it is yummy. for an extra treat, head downstairs to louie’s gengen room for more tropical inspired cocktails and tasty bites.
- chinalive takes a chinese food market to a whole new level with a stunning interior.
- the riddler is a (women owned and women funded- 33 women to be exact!) champagne bar with over a 100 champagnes and sparkling wines to choose from and popcorn to nibble on.
- trick dog’s menu changes seasonally to a well thought out theme.
- leo’s oyster bar is worth coming to for the tropical interior and the fresh oysters.
- li po lounge is a chinatown dive bar that serves up a strong chinese mai tai.
- fig & thistle for a glass of wine in a romantic yet cozy setting.
- bier garten in hayes valley is perfect for a stein on a warm-ish san francisco day.
- saint frank for a minimalist coffee experience in russian hill.
- sightglass coffee on divisadero makes for a great people watching spot.
- wrecking ball coffee is a quaint coffee shop with to-die-for pineapple wallpaper.
favorite neighborhoods to shop and stroll through include the marina, nopa, hayes valley and valencia street where you will find all sorts of shops from eclectic, to trendy to mainstream.
get outside the city and head over the golden gate bridge to west marin to explore the point reyes national seashore. stop in point reyes station for pizza at cafe reyes. book reservations in advance at hog island oyster farm for spectacular views and farm fresh oysters.