A few weeks ago my husband and I headed to San Francisco for the very first time and had an absolute blast. Today I wanted to share some of the fun things that we did and things that I think are an absolute must see for your visit in an all-inclusive San Francisco travel guide. Now onto my San Francisco travel guide.
San Francisco Travel Guide
Places to See
Painted Ladies // The Painted Ladies is a row of famous colorful houses located near Alamo Square. Don’t be fooled, San Fransisco is filled with colorful houses so even if you don’t make it to the Painted Ladies you’re bound to see tons of adorable colorful homes.
Lombard Street aka the Crooked Street // Lombard Street is one of America’s crookedest streets. It boasts 8 hairpin turns making it a pretty intense road to drive down. Thankfully we just walked down the stairs on the side. It also provided us with a pretty killer view of the city.
Full House Home // As a huge Full House fan, I knew I had to stop by the house that they used in the TV show and it certainly didn’t disappoint. A lot of people don’t realize that this house isn’t a part of the Painted Ladies but a few blocks over.
Twin Peaks // We honestly wouldn’t have known about this spot if it wasn’t for our taxi driver. He told us that it’s the best view in San Francisco and he wasn’t lying. You can see the entire city including the Golden Gate bridge making it a pretty picturesque view.
Ferry Building // The Ferry Building was cool to experience because it basically has a farmer’s market inside of it. We stopped at a little wine bar and enjoyed a few beverages before heading to check out Pier 39.
Pier 39 // Pier 39 is your quintessential tourist spot. We basically just stopped by to say that we did it. It’s jam-packed with gift shops and tourist-y chain restaurants. We did enjoy getting to see the seals sitting on the dock.
Haight-Ashbury // Haight-Ashbury District also boasts a ton of cute and colorful homes and is another hot spot for fun pictures. Basically, the entire city is an Instagram lovers dream.
Union Square // Union Square is where our hotel was located and where a lot of the good restaurants and high-end shopping was located. I did a little shopping here and bought a new bag from Gucci.
China Town // China Town is another must see in my opinion. There are tons of great Asian restaurants to pick from and fun little shops to pop into.
Places to Eat
Sweet Maple // This breakfast spot was recommended to us by one of my husband’s coworkers and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I had some of the best pancakes there.
Hang Ah Dim Sum // This place was located in China Town and it was absolutely amazing. It was our first time trying Dim Sum and it was SO good. We had 3 different types of dumplings and got individual plates to finish off the dinner.
Lighthouse Cafe // On our second day we ended up going to Sausalito, which is a small town right outside of San Francisco, on our way to Muir Woods. This little breakfast place only held like 10 tables but it was honestly SO good. Michael got banana pancakes that were amazing and I had some pretty dang good french toast. I love little hole in the wall places like this.
The Baked Bear // This was one of my favorite food spots because who doesn’t love creating their own custom ice cream sandwich. You could choose between cookies, brownies, or donuts as your base and then pick your ice cream flavor and add additional toppings. Michael went for the donut while I stuck with cookies but they were both super yummy.
Maru Sushi // We had a lot of Asian food while we were in San Francisco and I wasn’t mad about it. We split some tempura shrimp and vegetables here and each got one of our own rolls and split a third. I am a huge sushi lover so I was basically in heaven.
Uncle Vito’s Italian // Honestly, this place had some of the best fettuccine alfredo that I’ve ever had. We ended up doing take out from here because we were exhausted from the long day ahead.
Golden Gate Taproom // We discovered this place on our last day in San Fransisco and wished we would’ve found it sooner. There was tons of different beers/ciders to choose from, tons of TVs playing sports, and arcade games. We only ate appetizers here but they were pretty good. It’s definitely a place that has bar food but it was the atmosphere that we really enjoyed.
We had such a wonderful time in San Francisco and I’d love to visit again in the near future. I hope you found my San Francisco travel guide to be useful if you’re planning to travel there anytime soon. Have you ever been to San Francisco? If so, what did you do there? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.
Have you ever been to San Francisco? If so, what did you do there? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.