Our local expert, Kelsey Regis, recommends how to spend a long weekend in the bay.

Will you be here for about 3 days? It is enough time to enjoy the environment and do unusual activities. This is our dream itinerary for a long weekend in this California coastal metropolis, with everything and Alcatraz. It will be a fantastic few days!

Day 1:

If your flight lands in time for lunch, you have to go to the Mission. This eclectic, sunny neighborhood is famous for its colorful murals and Mexican food, so you can head to La Taqueria for a Mission-style burrito, or head to Tacolicious for a little spicier with different sauces and various flavors. daisies innovators. To digest the food, stroll through Dolores Park and the San Francisco de Asis Mission, which is the oldest structure in San Francisco. At dusk, you can enjoy a concert in one of the emblematic theaters such as the Warfield or the Fillmore, or go up in the elevator to Top of the Mark to have a cocktail and listen to live jazz in a luxurious setting.

bicycles in Mission

Day 2:

Start the morning with a walk along the Embarcadero to the historic Ferry building. This beautiful structure on the boardwalk houses a variety of gourmet food vendors and specialty shops, so you can buy a sandwich at Cowgirl Creamery and a coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee to enjoy while strolling through the weekend market or looking souvenirs. Afterward, hop in a taxi and head to Ocean Beach, passing through the often-cloudy Sunset District, to step foot in the sand as you gaze out at the Pacific. At lunchtime, head up the hill to Cliff House to sample typical San Francisco dishes, like cioppino soup, and drink the best traditional Bloody Mary in town (yes, there was a vote) as you watch the waves of Seal Rocks. After, Stroll through Lands End to see the Golden Gate from a different angle than the one in the city center, follow the path to the ruins of the Sutro baths from the 20’s or walk to the nearby Presidio to enjoy a moment of serenity between the wooded trails and the old military barracks. The city of San Francisco is famous for modern gastronomy and organic character, so be sure to reserve a table at one of the innovative restaurants, such as the State Bird Provisions or The Progress, well in advance. What to do after dinner? You can enjoy a tiki drink in the Tonga Room at the Fairmont, to end the day in a playful and fun way. Follow the path to the ruins of the Sutro baths from the 20’s or walk to the nearby Presidio to enjoy a serene time between the wooded trails and the old military barracks. The city of San Francisco is famous for modern gastronomy and organic character, so be sure to reserve a table at one of the innovative restaurants, such as the State Bird Provisions or The Progress, well in advance. What to do after dinner? You can enjoy a tiki drink in the Tonga Room at the Fairmont, to end the day in a playful and fun way. Follow the path to the ruins of the Sutro baths from the 20’s or walk to the nearby Presidio to enjoy a serene time between the wooded trails and the old military barracks. The city of San Francisco is famous for modern gastronomy and organic character, so be sure to reserve a table at one of the innovative restaurants, such as the State Bird Provisions or The Progress, well in advance. What to do after dinner? You can enjoy a tiki drink in the Tonga Room at the Fairmont, to end the day in a playful and fun way. The city of San Francisco is famous for modern gastronomy and organic character, so be sure to reserve a table at one of the innovative restaurants, such as the State Bird Provisions or The Progress, well in advance. What to do after dinner? You can enjoy a tiki drink in the Tonga Room at the Fairmont, to end the day in a playful and fun way. The city of San Francisco is famous for modern gastronomy and organic character, so be sure to reserve a table at one of the innovative restaurants, such as the State Bird Provisions or The Progress, well in advance. What to do after dinner? You can enjoy a tiki drink in the Tonga Room at the Fairmont, to end the day in a playful and fun way.

Ocean beach

Day 3:

Inside Golden Gate Park there is an incredible collection of world-class museums. The fantastic collection and beautiful architecture of the De Young Museum is something that every art lover has to see. And, if the weather permits, you can add a walk through the flower greenhouse. Across the plaza, across from De Young, is the California Academy of Sciences , where explorers of all ages will have fun. Walk through a rainforest biosphere, see underwater creatures from around the world in the aquariumand enjoy a planetarium show to discover the cosmos in an impressive way. For the last snack in town by the bay, head to North Beach for a hearty meal at any of the Italian restaurants that abound in this charismatic part of town.

North Beach

 

What would you do if you were a weekend in San Francisco?