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!
FOOD & DRINK
Bermuda Superstar – Burmese
Tartine – bakery
Salt & Straw – ice cream
State Bird Provisions – dim sum
Foreign Cinema – outdoor screening space + restaurant
Aburaya in Oakland – Japanese fried chicken
Lunch @ The Ferry Building (no specific restaurant, but that link has recs in that area)
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
The Stinking Rose – garlic-focused menu (including desserts!)
Miette – treats and sweets
Tonga Room – tiki bar
Tommy’s – Mexican food & margaritas
PLACES TO GO/THINGS TO DO
Muir Woods (outside of SF)
Take the cable car
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
de Young Museum (fine art)
Japanese Tea Garden
Visit Napa/Sonoma (outside of SF)
Visit Sausalito (outside of SF)
Black Sands Beach
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.