Kevin and I both recently moved — Kevin across the Bay and I back home to SoCal. Because of that, we’ll both be spending less time in San Francisco than we have in the past several years. As that chapter of our lives closes, we’re taking a look back on all our favorite places in SF we’ll miss the most.
Food and Drinks
Valencia Street is our go-to for dinner. Specifically, Mau is a great spot for noodles and Vietnamese food. The Phở Bò, Wonton Noodles, and Bún Thịt Nướng (grilled lemongrass pork) are solid options.
Sophie’s Crepes in Japantown is also great for desserts such as ice cream and fruit filled crepes. They also offer savory crepes if that’s more your taste.
And of course, Fisherman’s Wharf is the spot for the freshest seafood. Chowders on Pier 39 has pretty good clam chowder bread bowls and fish and chips, but virtually any restaurant in the area will be a good choice.
It’s a journey to get to Lands End, but the view is definitely worth it. You can hike to the edge of the cliff to see the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Golden Gate Bridge in the east, and you can even complete a small labyrinth of rocks laid out in the sand.
Further west from Lands End is Sutro Baths. Not much is left of the former indoor swimming pool complex, but the ruins make for interesting photo ops. Plus, you can look into the nearby caves and walk along the beach.
Twin Peaks is a great spot for a beautiful view of the city. You can drive, bike, or hike up. However, make sure you go during a day and time when the fog isn’t blocking the view (trust us, it’s happened).
Stow Lake Boathouse, located in Golden Gate Park, is the perfect date spot. In April, we celebrated our anniversary by renting a pedal boat for $27 (row boats are also available for $21) and boating around the beautiful lake.
Lastly, the Museum of Modern Art is a must-see for art lovers and avid museum goers. We already have a blog post dedicated to this incredible art museum, but we have so many fond memories of our visit that it was worth noting again.
We’ll miss SF for now, but it surely won’t be our last time in the city. What are your favorite spots in San Francisco? Share them in the comments below!