All The Places To Visit In San Francisco

My partner and I have a goal of visiting all 50 states.

At the time of this post, I’m happy to report that in four years, we are exactly halfway there! Our 26th state will be California (finally) where we’ll be celebrating his 30th birthday and Thanksgiving.

One benefit of having a large Instagram following is access to unique travel recommendations within seconds of reaching out to community members for ideas. This week, I asked the Workweek Lunch audience where to go, what to see and where to eat in San Francisco. Here’s what they suggested!


Burma Superstar – Burmese

Tartine – bakery

Salt & Straw – ice cream

Boudin – sourdough

Clam Chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf

State Bird Provisions – dim sum

El Porteno for empanadas

Petit Crenn – French bistro

Foreign Cinema – outdoor screening space + restaurant

Aburaya in Oakland – Japanese fried chicken

Brenda’s French Soul Food

Lunch @ The Ferry Building (no specific restaurant, but that link has recs in that area)

Golden Boy Pizza

Akiko – sushi

Bar Crudo – raw bar + beer

Mums Shabu Shabu – cook it yourself Japanese food

Papalote – burritos

La Taqueria – burritos

Burma Love – Burmese

Off The Grid Food Trucks – check out many different food trucks

Saigon Sandwiches – Vietnamese

Pizza Squared

The Stinking Rose – garlic-focused menu (including desserts!)

Miette – treats and sweets

Irish Coffee at The Buena Vista

Tonga Room  – tiki bar

Tommy’s – Mexican food & margaritas

Verve Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Philz Cofee

Black Sands Brewery



Fishermans Wharf



Lombard St

Coit Tower

Muir Woods (outside of SF)

Pier 39

Take the cable car

Ghirardelli Square

Land’s End Trail (near Golden Gate bridge)

Presidio Trail (near Golden Gate bridge)

Sutro Baths (near Golden Gate bridge)

Bike the Golden Gate bridge

Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown

de Young Museum (fine art)

Japanese Tea Garden

Visit Napa/Sonoma (outside of SF)

Visit Sausalito (outside of SF)

Urban Putt Mini Golf

Dolores Park

Museum of Illusions

Botanical Gardens

Black Sands Beach

Fort Miley

Grandview Park

Crissy Field

A lot of these were repeated over and over again, some were one-offs from locals and tourists alike.

While in San Francisco, I get to spend 3 days kind of by myself since my partner still has to work and go into the office. My plan? Eat as much as I can from this list and enjoy myself. Together, we’ll hit up Alcatraz, a sushi restaurant for sure, Muir woods and some nerdy computer museums.

Hope this list inspires you! If I missed any, drop them in the comments.


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