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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“When the weather is nice, you can barely see the grass due to the throngs of people lounging around. Luckily, the park was recently renovated and is big enough that you're bound to find a spot you like. The southwest corner is good for a panoramic view of the city skyline (and usually far enough away from the folks enjoying their herbal refreshments on the northern slope). There's also a nice kid's playground, although it's geared more towards older kids.”
  • 775 locals recommend
  • 17 Experiences
Bakery
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“Millennials love to stand in lines. Go mid-morning on weekdays to avoid long lines. But, the food is well worth it! Riches beyond your wildest dreams: butter-golden pains au chocolat, cappuccinos with ferns drawn in dense foam and croque monsieurs turbo-loaded with ham, two kinds of cheese and béchamel. Don't be dismayed by the inevitable line out the door – it moves fast – but be aware that lolling in Dolores Park is the only possible post-Tartine activity.”
  • 506 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Stop by here on your way to and back from Dolores Park for some of the best ice cream this city has to offer. Try the Salted Caramel!”
  • 326 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“The most famous taqueria in all the world. It’s good and the line goes fast b”
  • 208 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Notable restaurant that has exceptional food and offers a lively atmosphere. Advance reservations are required.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of our favorite pizzeria! The line may be long so go during non peak dinning time, or put your name there and walk around have a drink!”
  • 220 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Another excellent coffee shop. The home coffee brewing class ($35) is interesting and fun.”
  • 207 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
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“Our favorite date night spot. It's a movie theater where you can order food and drinks and eat right from your seat. There's a dimly-lit velvety bar in the theater for a drink before or after. Comfortable seats. Must order the kimchi OR truffle popcorn!”
  • 146 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“First philz coffee, and the only place that gave up its liquor license to sell only coffee. They'll ask you to leave if you order a cappuccino. Iced mint mojito, Tesora and Jacob's are the best”
  • 202 locals recommend
Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
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“Cocktails are the best. Ask for the Field Guide to Birds menu. Get there early and sit outside unless you're already hearing impaired. Inside the music is loud and guests shout to be heard. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“SF’s most acclaimed cocktail bar with a rotating menu in a stylish space. There are a lot of other options in the Mission, too. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Finalist for best restaurant in the country a couple of years ago. Book weeks in advance or swing by after 9:30 and sit at the communal table. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Artisanal coffeehouse chain that cultivates relationships with growers & roasts their beans on-site. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“We love to come here in the afternoon for a drink and a bite. It was beautiful views of the city and nice music and environment.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Daily Pizza fresh-baked gluten-free baked goods, breakfast rolls one of the best Old-World bakery coops around! Within walking distance but a little farther, 3-4 blocks on Valencia street. Its worth it! ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This is an unapologetic rock and roll bar that always plays a solid selection of rock, punk, and metal. It’s not for everyone. If you’re into beer, they have LOTS of great beers on tap (~30+) and good bar food. The garden out back is great on a sunny day. ”
  • 155 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burrito Place
“The most famous taqueria in all the world. It’s good and the line goes fast b”
  • 208 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Notable restaurant that has exceptional food and offers a lively atmosphere. Advance reservations are required.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“One of our favorite pizzeria! The line may be long so go during non peak dinning time, or put your name there and walk around have a drink!”
  • 220 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Our favorite date night spot. It's a movie theater where you can order food and drinks and eat right from your seat. There's a dimly-lit velvety bar in the theater for a drink before or after. Comfortable seats. Must order the kimchi OR truffle popcorn!”
  • 146 locals recommend
Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
“Cocktails are the best. Ask for the Field Guide to Birds menu. Get there early and sit outside unless you're already hearing impaired. Inside the music is loud and guests shout to be heard. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“SF’s most acclaimed cocktail bar with a rotating menu in a stylish space. There are a lot of other options in the Mission, too. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Finalist for best restaurant in the country a couple of years ago. Book weeks in advance or swing by after 9:30 and sit at the communal table. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“We love to come here in the afternoon for a drink and a bite. It was beautiful views of the city and nice music and environment.”
  • 144 locals recommend

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