After years of wanting to plan a trip up to San Francisco, we finally made it happen! We took a fall road trip up the coast from San Diego (so we could bring our pup) and even stopped in SLO along the way. Once we arrived, were lucky enough to stay at the Galleria Park Hotel because of their Instagram #jdvsummersips challenge, and it ended up being the perfect central location for exploring all of the city’s neighborhoods!
Although we were only in SF for less than 48 hour, we made the most of every minute, and I’m sharing all the spots we visited below! Also, the trip wouldn’t have been the same without the AMAZING recommendations from my friend Bridget, who gave us the best local tips and made our little getaway so memorable! If you’re looking for more SF recs, definitely check out her Instagram page.
Spots to Visit in San Francisco
Rambler: Incredible dinner spot near Union Square. Located at the base of Hotel Zeppelin, The Rambler has a modern California-inspired menu and an exquisite cocktail menu. Their ahi tartare and mussels were so yummy, and the salmon plate was the best I’ve ever had!
The Ferry Building Marketplace: Loved visiting this historic building for Saturday morning coffee! Stop in at Blue Bottle for a cup, and wander the weekend farmer’s market outside.
Jane’s on Fillmore: Hip coffee spot with even cuter coffee cups. The line can get pretty long, but worth the wait — plus their avo toast is on point.
Café Reveille: After seeing this spot on Instagram over and over, brunch was a must. The modern café has a fresh brunch menu that includes the yummiest potato pancake dish.
Anina: Looking for a hip cocktail spot? Head to Hayes Valley (fell in love with this neighborhood) and grab a spritz at Anina, a vibrant bar with floral wallpaper and an outdoor patio. They have rotating food stands, and if you’re lucky you can get street tacos from Xingones!
The Riddler: If you love bubbly, put this bar at the TOP of your list. The Riddler is champagne heaven. You can get a glass or bottle to share with complimentary popcorn, or get a fancy order of caviar and potato chips. If you’re feeling bold, order the chambong (it’s exactly what you think it is).
Biergarten SF: Another gem in Hayes Valley. Grab a stein of beer and enjoy the outdoors (luckily it was warm enough when we were there!). You can also order German fare like traditional sausages and pretzels.
Can’t wait till the next time, San Francisco! Where are your favorite places to visit in the city??