San Francisco Must Do’s Vol. 1

Hello Readers and HAPPY MONDAAAAAY!! We have lived in San Francisco for over a year now and, even though I work in nooooot the prettiest part of town, I’m still absolutely in love with this city.

There is so much to do and so many of them I haven’t done yet! This blog post is partly for you and partly for me. A checklist of sorts for what I have LOVED doing in this incredible area and many things I have yet to do but have heard they are musts from locals and tourists alike! I have the opportunity at my office to talk to so many different people, those who have lived here for decades, those who are new to town, and those who are visiting. There is something for everyone!

Let me know if I have missed any Must-Do’s in the City by the Bay!

  • Hike Lands End

    • This is on my list! Head all the way up to the top and I hear the views of the Pacific are just incredible. Bonus if you go during Sunrise or sunset!

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  • Visit SFMOMA

    • Hint: Thursday they stay open later so it’s perfect for after work!

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  • Eat at Flour & Water in the Mission

    • One of THE best meals of my liiiiiiiife, guys! They always have spots for walk-ins but the line forms way before they open so it’s worth it to make the reservation on OpenTable weeks in advance!
  • Camp at Rob Hill in the Presidio

    • YES! There is a campground in SF City Limits! It’s in the Presidio and still has a very old school way of reserving but I have heard it is so worth it. And, if you are not a huge camper (me!) Uber Eats delivers there. HA!

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  • Picnic all over the City

    • San Francisco has such great outdoor space! A few that are my favorite are: Alamo Square with a view of the Painted Ladies, Mission Dolores park which is huge and always full of so many different people and an amazing view, and Chrissy Field which is the best dog friendly beach!


  • Ferry Building Food and Cocktail Crawl

    • I am in love with the Ferry Building! It doesn’t seem like you can spend a whole day there but, trust me, you can! It’s best used for a Build-Your-Own Food and Cocktail Crawl. My favorite spots are Cowgirl Creamery, Biscuit Bender and the Wine Merchant. Don’t forget to head into the adorable book store on the Bay side of the building as well!

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  • Golden Gate Park

    • So. Funny Story. Do not make the same mistake as me and think that you can see the Golden Gate Bridge from Golden Gate Park…you can’t. I know this is common knowledge for most EVERYONE but just let me pretend I’m not alone on this. GG Park has sooooo much to offer and it’s definitely worth taking a whole day! They have the Japanese Tea Garden, the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences (they have penguins!!!), and, my personal favorite, The Conservatory of Flowers. Below is the light show they did for the Summer of Love! The park always has great events going on so be sure to check out their website beforehand!


There’s soooooo many amazing things to do in the Bay Area but here is just the tip of the iceberg! I will continue to post these as I get more information from my neighbors, friends, co-workers and guests!

Hope you all are planning a wonderful getaway in the near future! Let me know if SF is on your list!

Love, Chels

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