Things To Do in San Francisco

Looking for things to do in San Francisco? We asked local fashion designers (and total adventurers) Lindsay McConnon and Linsay Radcliffe to share their favorite city hotspots. Creators of the most gorgeous carry-on luggage pieces, Freya, the girls named the brand after the explorer and author Freya Madeline Stark (who was a spy for the British during World War II and an epic explorer who wrote 14 books about her travels), we thought they were the perfect duo to show us around town. From cool boutique to local haunts, here's there guide. You can read more about Freya at https://www.thefreyabrand.com/.

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Cavallo Point

Cavallo Point is the best spot for a Staycation. With breathtaking views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s nestled amidst scenic hills full of hiking trails. For a bucket list day, send your luggage in an uber to the hotel and run from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Cavallo Point. Start with a massage at the spa, enjoy a glass of wine nestled into cozy blankets on the deck and find a spot by the indoor fireplace when the sun goes down.

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The Bud Stop

The Bud Stop on Union Street always has beautiful, exuberant fresh cut flowers on display. Our favorites are the more unexpected and exotic tall reeds and branches like the pussy willow.

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Off the Grid’s Presidio Picnic

When the sun shines, Off the Grid’s Presidio Picnic is the best place to park on a Sunday to explore some of the Bay Area’s hottest and most innovative eateries. Packed with food trucks, a Mimosa bar and even a DJ, you can easily spend all day soaking in the rays and checking out the view of the Bay.

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The Fillmore

The Fillmore is our favorite spot for music in San Francisco. The restaurant upstairs is a great spot to explore the rich history of the venue with a bite before the main event. Keepsake posters and shiny red apples are available free to guests on their way out.

5 The Mill, on Divisidero

The Mill

We love The Mill, on Divisidero, where the entire first section of the menu is titled “Toast”. Their fresh, baked bread is to die for, in particular their gluten free Adventure Bread made from oats, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almond flour & almonds.

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The Saratoga

On the corner of Larkin and Polk streets in San Francisco’s “Tenderknob” neighborhood is one of our new favorite destinations, The Saratoga. With both a lively upstairs bar scene and a moody downstairs restaurant scene, The Saratoga is a great spot to meet up for a quick drink or stay all night.

7 The Ferry Building’s Farmers Market

The Ferry Building’s Farmers Market

The Ferry Building’s Farmers Market is the best spot for artisanal foods and produce, particularly Saturday mornings when the sidewalks are filled with restaurant tents and musical acts.

8 San Francisco’s Mission District, Le Point

Le Point

In the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, Le Point is a haven of beautifully curated treasures from designer and contemporary brands from Europe and the U.S.

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Wrecking Ball Coffee

Wrecking Ball Coffee on Union Street is so unimposing that we would venture to guess you’ll only meet locals there. Wrecking Ball offers their own brand of sustainably sourced, expertly roasted coffee and espresso. Created from a converted garage space, the coffee bar offers the perfect spot to wait patiently while their elixir drips slowly into your mug.

10 The DeYoung Museum

The DeYoung Museum

The DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park is our favorite spot to experience art and find a dose of inspiration. They have frequent exhibitions featuring fashion designers and contemporary artists, including a permanent installation by one of our favorites, James Turrell.