I managed to pare down 1000 pictures to 130 faves! I’ll be posting them on different days, by location.
Downtown San Francisco is the place to go if you want to go shopping (which we all know I love to do!). Our hostel was located within two blocks of Union Square, which has a giant mall, Macy’s, Desigual, H&M, Uniqlo… You want it, they’ve got it! Union Square is right on the border of the Tenderloin, which is a little bit sketch – I just avoided the rougher streets and kept to the Union Square side of things. You can also walk down Market St towards the water (or take the subway), and that gets you to the Ferry Building, definitely one of my favourite places in the city. Here you’ll find a market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, as well as a permanent a bunch of local retailers selling locally made food and crafts. We didn’t find many places to go out at night here, but we did manage to find a good drag show! I’m told that there are good restaurants and a few pubs South of Market. You also want to check out City Lights Bookstore in North Beach, where Jack Kerouac used to hang. On the way there from downtown, you’ll pass Washington Square, where you’ll find Tony’s, an amazing pizza place. The waitlist is usually over an hour… but it’s worth it!