Boudin Bakery—At the end of a long day of sight-seeing, drop into the Boudin Bakery to try their famous sourdough bowl. We hear it’s the best around! Sound like your cup of tea? (or, your sourdough crab?) Then make tracks to: 160 Jefferson St., San Francisco, CA 94133
FourBarrel Coffee—In a world where there seems to be a coffee shop on every corner, unique ones are a treasure! FourBarrel roasts their own beans in-shop to concoct a delicious one-of-a-kind line of coffee beverages. But be warned: this non-traditional coffee shop also has unconventional rules for its coffee aficionados; including an Instagram ban and not offering Wi-Fi. The bright side to this? It’s officially an excuse to pull out that book you’ve been promising yourself you’d read. Grab that book and head on over to: 375 Valencia St. (at 15th St.), San Francisco, CA 94103
The Intercontinental Hotel—The rooms in this lovely hotel are beautiful to be certain, but it’s the roof that really draws a crowd. The hotel’s rooftop lounge, Top of the Mark, is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Whether it’s a view of the bridge at sunset or as the infamous San Francisco fog rolls in, Top of the Mark is a great spot to sight-see from up high. Hop an elevator to the 19th floor at: 999 California St., San Francisco, California 94108
A new spin…Literally!—Looking to see a few of the city’s key landmarks in a different light? Our San Fran insiders recommend renting bikes near Pier 39 and riding over the Golden Gate to Sausalito and back. This will get you one of the best views of the Bay that the city has to offer. Grab a rented bike and head out from: Pier 39 Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
Are you a San Fran native, or do you travel there often? Share some of your favorite lesser-known shops, eats, and sight-seeing locations in the comments below!