S A N F R A N C I S C O

San Francisco is a beautiful city that has many hidden gems and finding them is not easy. I thought i will share a few places with you that are a must see/go to when planing a little getaway to San Francisco for a few days.




 

Farm:table 

Farm:Table - one of the best breakfast places i have ever gone to ! They change their menu daily, healthy food and oh my...so good. Farm:Table is a very small breakfast/brunch place, it only has one big wooden table that seats up to 10 people. We are all used to having a table and just eating with whoever we are with but is definitely a good experience, this place brings strangers together..in a good way of course ! 
*Milk & honey at Farm:table is also a must try


Painted Ladies 

 
Colored buildings are one of many reasons why San Francisco architecture stands out from other big cities in USA. From the mid-1800s to the early part of the twentieth century, nearly 50,000 Victorian and Edwardian-style houses were built in San Francisco. The surviving examples are what are referred to as Painted Ladies.

Bourbon & Branch speak-easy bar 

Every city back in the day had speak-easy bars, hidden bars that locals risked going to since it was illegal at the moment. Bourbon & Branch is a must go to bar when in San Francisco. It is not your typical bar, you will need to make a reservation, which then will provide you with a password that you will have to use to get in. Bourbon & Branch has no sign or building number, you have to keep an eye out to look for a big wooden door.
*No photos allowed, reservations are only for 1.5hr , good for groups up to 6.



















Twin Peaks 

When going to the Twin Peaks you have two options, you can hike up there or take a car . It offers a 360 view of San Francisco that is absolutely spectacular.San Francisco locals call it the "Eagle Eye View". If you have some time to spare keep in mind that Twin Peaks is also located close to  Japanese Tea Garden which is another great attraction for the tourists. Beautiful gardens, woods & a cute little brunch place located at the garden that serves small Japanese dishes and tea.

China Town

China town is all about street food, small boutique shops and street art that every tourist needs to see. It is also the largest China Town outside of Asia ! The original Chinatown in San Francisco has many replica shops,primarily on Grant Street but all through out Chinatown you can find knock-offs and other pirated stuff.





Bay Bridge 

Looking for a happy hour with a view ? Water Bar located right under Bay Bridge is great for Ultimate Bloody Marry && $1 oysters. Their menu also changes almost daily, which is a great reason to keep coming back. Nothing ever stays the same.







Lombard Street

Lombard street is  famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns. If you are feeling spontaneous, you can rent a car or just hop in the uber and drive down it, or just walk down.







Red Door Cafe 

Red Door Cafe is not your typical lunch place. I could write about my experience there, but i would rather keep it interesting and let you add it to your "must go to " places list and experience it yourself. Just couple tips, it is a gay friendly brunch place, the server will get you out of your comfort zone and your boyfriend will be harassed in a cute way. Food on the other hand is delicous, everything on the menu is good. Yes, it might seem pricy when you are paying $20/ plate but it is all about the experience there.
* No big groups, restaurant only has 6 tables

-xo Sky Naite

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