San Francisco was my home for 6 years, and I still go back at least once a month to see my family and friends. The city is so lively with young entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, great restaurants, wine bars, and boutiques. I love the city because each area has a totally different vibe, so you can really find something for everyone.
Marina – This area is very walkable with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. This is where a lot of young professionals live and young families. I lived here for most of my time in SF!
Pacific Heights – This area has some of the best views of the water! This is a little bit of an older crowd, more high-end shops and quieter neighborhood.
Nob Hill – In my opinion this area has the best views of the city. Slower paced but has some hidden gems!
Financial District – Speaks for itself! There’s some incredible restaurants on the water here. Most are larger and are packed during the weekdays. There’s also some great happy hour spots.
Mission – I think The Mission has some of the best restaurants in the city. It’s has some great culture and a artist/hipster vibe to it.
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WHEN TO VISIT//
The best time to visit San Francisco is in September or October! It’s actually their warmer months with the most reliable weather, less fog and fewer crowds. June – Aug is actually pretty cold, and you can expect the fog to roll in with an ocean breeze on most afternoons. It is still a great time to visit SF though, as there are tons of great festivals, concerts and events going on.
Kokkari – favorite greek restaurant in SF! A must, but you need to make a reservation far in advance. If you can’t get in for dinner they also serve lunch. The octopus is delicious!
Foreign Cinema – one of my favorites. The food, ambiance and people are great. It has a small courtyard in the middle that’s open-air, with twinkle lights and they project old movies on the wall at dinner. It’s the cutest spot!
A16 – a staple in SF for Italian. They bring you scissors to cut your pizza the just came out of the wood even!
Wayfare Tavern the dark, romantic atmosphere mixed with
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Union Larder: my absolute favorite spot! They have the most delicious charcuterie & cheese plates as well as a wonderful wine selection. I feel like I’m back in Spain when I’m in here – a must in my book.
Amelie – French wine bar
The Hidden Vine – Financial District
WEAR (always pack layers and comfy shoes)//