Just moved to San Francisco

  • Anemoneg

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    Oct 07, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Where are some places I should go?
    I live close to union square. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    Taylor Street Cafe for breakfast! It's really good!
    Take the ferry to Sausalito. Wander.
    Take Golden Gate Transit up to Santa Rosa and the Wine Country.
    Take BART to Berkeley. Wander.
    Take the "N" to the end of the line in Ocean Beach. Walk the beach. Hang out at Java Beach Cafe.
    "El Super Burrito" on Polk. Cheap good eats. Get the fish tacos. Wander.
    Ya gotta eat at Dotties (pizza). At least once.
    Google "rooftop gardens". Visit on sunny days. They are open to the public by law.
    Pluto's. Any location. Good cheap eats.
    Golden Gate Park. Wander...but not at night...ever.
    Take the "F" to Fisherman's Wharf. Have ice cream at Ghirardelli Square. At least once.
    Take the 28 to the Golden Gate Bridge. She's a majestic old girl about to turn 75. Make sure you check the weather before you go. Not as much fun when foggy or rainy.
    Dolores Park on a sunny weekend. Bring a blanket and a picnic.
    Get a DeYoung/Legion of Honor membership with the North American Reciprocal Program option. It will pay for itself in no time at all AND you will have low cost entertainment wherever you go.
    Check out SF Weekly to find out more free and fun stuff.

    Oh, and if you haven't figured it out yet...
    ...Clipper Card. A must. Allows you to get on the Muni via the back door. It's your golden key to Bay Area transit.
    ...on Muni, to get out the back door step down and touch the door.
    ...learn how to lift up/put down the seats in the front of the bus for when somebody in a wheelchair gets on (or off). It speeds the ride for everybody.
    ...learn how to yell "Back door! Back door!" when Muni is crowded and you're trying to push through the throng from the back of the bus before the driver takes off.
    ...don't eat on the bus (Ewww!) and carry hand sanitizer with you before touching your face or anything else.
    ...jaywalking isn't something to avoid just because it is illegal, it will get you killed at a young age.
    ...learn to layer your clothing, and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

    Welcome! And, remember:

    There is only one San Francisco. Take care of it, and it will take care of you. Accept The City with all it's quirky denizens, and it will accept you.


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    Oct 07, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidTaylor Street Cafe for breakfast! It's really good!
    Take the ferry to Sausalito. Wander.
    Take Golden Gate Transit up to Santa Rosa and the Wine Country.
    Take BART to Berkeley. Wander.
    Take the "N" to the end of the line in Ocean Beach. Walk the beach. Hang out at Java Beach Cafe.
    "El Super Burrito" on Polk. Cheap good eats. Get the fish tacos. Wander.
    Ya gotta eat at Dotties (pizza). At least once.
    Google "rooftop gardens". Visit on sunny days. They are open to the public by law.
    Pluto's. Any location. Good cheap eats.
    Golden Gate Park. Wander...but not at night...ever.
    Take the "F" to Fisherman's Wharf. Have ice cream at Ghirardelli Square. At least once.
    Take the 28 to the Golden Gate Bridge. She's a majestic old girl about to turn 75. Make sure you check the weather before you go. Not as much fun when foggy or rainy.
    Dolores Park on a sunny weekend. Bring a blanket and a picnic.
    Get a DeYoung/Legion of Honor membership with the North American Reciprocal Program option. It will pay for itself in no time at all AND you will have low cost entertainment wherever you go.
    Check out SF Weekly to find out more free and fun stuff.

    Oh, and if you haven't figured it out yet...
    ...Clipper Card. A must. Allows you to get on the Muni via the back door. It's your golden key to Bay Area transit.
    ...on Muni, to get out the back door step down and touch the door.
    ...learn how to lift up/put down the seats in the front of the bus for when somebody in a wheelchair gets on (or off). It speeds the ride for everybody.
    ...learn how to yell "Back door! Back door!" when Muni is crowded and you're trying to push through the throng from the back of the bus before the driver takes off.
    ...don't eat on the bus (Ewww!) and carry hand sanitizer with you before touching your face or anything else.
    ...jaywalking isn't something to avoid just because it is illegal, it will get you killed at a young age.
    ...learn to layer your clothing, and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

    Welcome! And, remember:

    There is only one San Francisco. Take care of it, and it will take care of you. Accept The City with all it's quirky denizens, and it will accept you.


    I'm surprised you didnt tell him to go up Sutro Hill! Thats a definite must for a new resident OR a first time visitor..
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    Oh my gosh! Mount Sutro!

    I haven't even been up there yet.
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    Here's some Bay Area humor too. Gotta keep a sense of humor no matter where you go in the Bay Area.
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    I'm totally tracking this thread haha

    I just moved here too, and I'm excited to try all these things!
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Welcome to SF!
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    I heard Tenderloin is a cool place to hang out at night. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI heard Tenderloin is a cool place to hang out at night. icon_lol.gif


    Shit! Why not hang out off of Turk and Hyde? icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Thank you for starting this thread, Anemoneg!

    I just moved to SF two months ago and still have so many things that I need to do for the first time.

    Thank you also to GAMrican for the awesome and detailed advice.

    I don't have much to add. I will say this, Anemoneg.....everyone in San Francisco is a foodie. It seems like they have an obsession with the latest restaurants and eating.
    I'm not a foodie, but.....

    The two Mexican restaurants I like are Chilango in Castro and San Jalisco on 22nd & South Van Ness.

    Favorite Japanese food is at Yamasho on Post.

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    When doed summer start? It's been winter since I
    Moved here.
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    FasTrak, if you have a car. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 08, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidWhen doed summer start? It's been winter since I
    Moved here.


    That's the joke. It's NEVER summer here. Well, maybe for a few hours in the Mission, or Dolores Park or such.

    BTW, just found another GREAT new restaurant! In fact, I'm sitting in it now.

    Hayes & Kebab http://hayeskebab.com/

    I got the Combo Platter and a San Pellegrino "Aranciata".

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    I'm definitely a foodie.

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    Oct 08, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Welcome to the Bay!!
    One of my favorite places to go is The Conservatory of Flowers, in Goldengate Park.
    There is The Palace of Fine Art, as well. Flower & Water has great food. It will take forever to check out the great places.. Just dont forget Japan Town! I love it there!
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    Oct 11, 2011 8:21 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Alpha13 saidWhen doed summer start? It's been winter since I
    Moved here.


    That's the joke. It's NEVER summer here.



    Summer starts on Wednesday - you get maybe three days this week, and several days next week. Maybe a few days the week after. Normally summer is September and October, but did not come this year. Rumor has it the gods are pissed off at something.
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    Oct 11, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
    Since some people mentioned food ...
    There are lists like this one:
    http://www.7x7.com/big-eat-2011-100-things-try-san-francisco-you-die

    Food trucks are popular these days:
    http://offthegridsf.com/



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    Dec 05, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    Just explored John Muir woods today for the first time. The majestic old redwoods, about an hour from San Francisco by car, make for the perfect day trip. $5.00 entry fee also makes it one of the best deals around, IMHO.

    I probably would have enjoyed Planet of the Apes a whole lot more if I had visited before seeing the movie!
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    Dec 05, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    Close to Union square is the North Beach area...there is a great breakfast/brunch place called Rosie's Cafe...run by an old Italian family...always a line 30 minutes long on the weekends.

    Chinatown...if you want the good Chinese restaurants, look for the ones on side streets hidden away on the second floor. The Chinese New Year Parade in February.

    If you have a car, try the Golden Gate National Seashore....just north of the GG bridge. Its where you see all those cool pics of the GG bridge with SF in the background. They've got several old gun turrets and abandoned jail cells.

    Google "Black Sands Beach" its the gay and nude beach in the GG National Seashore. The gay section is to the left.

    Also, google "Cliffhouse" and explore the caves in that area.
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    Dec 05, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    Pizza Orgasmica (the one on Geary in Inner Richmond).
    Pasquale's Italian Restaurant (on Irving in The Sunset).
    Fang (on Howard Street). Ditch the menu. Tell the owner, "Surprise me". Go with a party of 4 or more to get the best experience.
    Samovar Tea Room at Yerba Buena.
    Dew Drop Inn (near Dolores Park) for anything.