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My San Francisco Guide

I get lots of questions about San Francisco so I decided to put together all the posts that I've written about one of the best cities in the world so that you'll have the information in one place. (You're welcome!)

San Francisco Guide

San Francisco Neighborhood Guides

San Francisco Neighborhoods

In my San Francisco Profile series, I interviewed locals from some of the most famous neighborhoods. At the bottom of each interview is my little black book of spots to eat, drink, stay and visit.
Financial District
Hayes Valley
Lower Haight
Marina District
Miraloma Park
Mission District
Nob Hill
North Beach
Pacific Heights
Portrero Hill
Richmond District
Sunset District
SoMa (South of Market)
Western Addition/Japantown

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For a guide on living in San Francisco that brings all the neighborhoods together, check out this City Guide to Living in San Francisco and Its Neighborhoods. An all-in-one spot to find the neighborhood you are interested in exploring further.

San Francisco Food Guides


San Franciso is one of the BEST cities in the world to eat and I put in a lot of (ahem) researching so that I could bring you my guides on the best food in the city.
A San Francisco Weekend for Foodies
San Francisco Bay Area Dimsum Guide
Burgers in San Francisco
San Francisco’s Best Cheeseburgers
A Sampling of Some of SF's Best Burgers (writing on the Groupon blog)
Great Mexican Restaurants in San Francisco
Best Burmese Food in San Francisco
Hawaiian in San Francisco
San Francisco for Vegetarians
5 Places to Eat Oysters in San Francisco
Where to go for Coffee in San Francisco
A San Francisco Weekend for Foodies
Baked Bear in San Francisco – Custom-made Ice Cream Sandwiches
San Francisco's Primo Patio – A Caribbean Escape with Great Food
Fried Chicken and Waffles in San Francisco
San Francisco's Top Salted Caramel Treats (writing on the Groupon blog)
Landmark Dishes From San Francisco Legends (writing on the Groupon blog)
San Francisco's Ultimate Juice Guide (writing on the Groupon blog)
Eating in San Francisco’s Financial District – Around the World in 24 Hours
Liba San Francisco
San Francisco's Sushirrito
Classic San Francisco Food Treats

Things to do in San Francisco

Ferry Building/Embarcadero Ice Rink Winter 2003-4
Photo credit: Embarcadero Center

No matter what time of the year, or what the weather is, there is always something to do in San Francisco.
San Francisco Coastal Trail
Great Spots to Photograph the City
4 Fun, Funky, and Freaky Places to See in San Francisco
San Francisco Cable Cars
Things To Do on a Cold Day in the City (writing on the Groupon blog)
Nighttime Photography Spots in the City (writing on the Groupon blog)
Wine Tasting in San Francisco (writing on the Groupon blog)
San Francisco’s Chinatown Part 1
San Francisco’s Chinatown Part 2
San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury
Four Activities for Out-of-Town Guests that Are Better than Sending Them to Fisherman’s Wharf
Things To Do in San Francisco in the Winter

San Francisco for the Holidays
New to SF Bay – First Day Things to Do and See
See 3 Stunning Mosaic Steps of San Francisco in One Day

Miscellaneous San Francisco Stories

San Francisco View

And because I truly love Sa Francisco, I've written lots of posts on various aspects of the City by the Bay.
My It’s-IT Story
San Francisco’s Coffee Cultures
San Francisco Bites – Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich and Happy Birthday Ferry Building
San Francisco Ferry Building Attraction – Biscuit Bender
Kara of Kara’s Cupcakes Isn’t Afraid to Think Bigger (writing on the Groupon blog)
An Interview with Cotogna Chef Michael Tusk – Taste of the Nation San Francisco
Dine on Time App at Westfield San Francisco Centre
Westfield Food Tastemaker
How to be Parisian in San Francisco Part 1
How to be Parisian in San Francisco Part 2

Hopefully, on your next trip to San Francisco, you'll be able to enjoy this guide and the fruits of my labor!

How about you? Have you been to San Francisco? Do you have a favorite spot? Do tell!

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  1. I’ve never been to San Francisco, but it’s on the bucket list! Your post is making me make those plans a little faster!

  2. Rachel @ Backcountry Petite says:

    Thanks for the guide! Any specific suggestions for outdoor adventures?

    1. @Rachel, the Pacific Coast Trail is a nice little hike. Otherwise, get out of the city on the Marin side and hike Mt. Tam – gorgeous views!

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I have wanted to visit here for so long. It sounds beautiful there. I will keep these suggestions so when I do go I will know where to visit and what to eat. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. kelly reci says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit San Francisco! I hope I can see those place someday! We would like to set date to visit San Francisco! The photos looks so exciting!

    1. @Kelly, I hope you get there soon! There is a so much to see and do… and eat!

  5. Love You Wedding says:

    I have not been to San Francisco yet. It is on our list of places to visit however, it hasn’t been ticked off yet. Hopefully, we get to visit this year. I love the food guides you listed in this post. I would love to try San Francisco’s best cheeseburgers! Yum.

    1. @OurFamilyWorld, don’t get me started on those, I’ll gain 5 pounds just thinking about them!

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    San Francisco would have to be one of the best cities to visit when you’re looking for art, good food, and a lovely view! I think it’s great that you put up this guide for people who would like to visit someday.

  7. It’s always been lovely going there! I think it’s one of my most favorite places in California. It’s definitely worth the trip and you’ll have so much fun as well.

  8. I haven’t been able to visit San Francisco before, but I would love to! You have provided so much valuable information in the guide. San Fran looks like one fun city to visit!!

  9. Wow! This is so comprehensive! I have only been to San Francisco once, but I loved it. I would really like to go back and do some more explore and definitely some more wine drinking!

    1. @Kait, there is so much to explore in San Francisco, you have plenty to do – and lots of great wine to try!

  10. Wow! This is so extensive and definitely be used when I go there in just a few weeks!

    1. @Manda, yes! I’m so glad you think so. Come back and tell me about your trip!

  11. Dawn McAlexander says:

    San Francisco looks like a very pretty city. I would love to visit there some day. I think it would be great to see a lot of California.

    1. @Dawn, it really is a great spot to visit. There’s a lot crammed into the 7×7 space, very accessible to visit so much!

  12. I would love to take a family vacation to San Francisco! The city looks so nice.

  13. This sounds like a great place to visit! I have been to a lot of cities in California and even lived in both North and South, but never made it San Francisco before! Someday soon, I hope! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  14. I been there twice and love it I will go again and try some of the places that you recommend where to eat.

  15. Utterly impressed to the max with the thoroughness of which you have tackled San Fran. Will be heading there for the first time next year and saving this page as a fav. Great work as always!

  16. Calvin F. says:

    Nice, never been there before, thanks for the guide.