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Public Question Asked by lauriel about San Francisco
What are some of the best "local", NON-touristy sights to see in SF?
The Best Answer
Answered by Mary , San Francisco, United States
Dolores Park is a great way to soak up the local scene. Then check out the Mission Murals. The Tenderloin is the BEST local spot for ethnic dining and nightlife.
Answered by Wally Murray , San Francisco, United States
I have lived here most of my 60+ years and i am still blown away by going to Fort Point and looking at the power and beauty of the Bay...as a local i see alot of tourists but I also realize that this place is cool and even i become a tourist in my own home town....after that i head to Tomaso's restraunt in North Beach...established in the 1920s; San Francisco Pizza with a family recipe from Naples...I definitely do not consider this a tourist place....expect to wait for a private booth or table.
Answered by Anis Salvesen , Oakland, United States
I like taking visitors to the Mission District to some of my favorite taquerias there. In/near the Tenderloin (area just off Union Square which Mary mentioned), there is the best burger place in the city (Pearl's Deluxe Burgers). For the most authentic experience I would suggest just meeting up with locals.
Answered by Stephen Gildersleeve , San Francisco, United States
Vermont Street between 20th and 22nd in Potrero Hill, more crooked than Lombard street.
The Seward Street Slides
The mural at Cafe International (Haight Street near Filimore)
Answered by Craig , San Francisco, United States
If it's a nice day (and Sept and Oct are usually the best weather months), consider Ocean Beach, the windmills at the end of Golden Gate Park, Sutro Baths, Legion of Honor - http://www.nileguide.com/destination/san-francisco/trips/nice-days-in-the-outer-sunset/8856656
Answered by Josh Steinitz , San Francisco, United States
the view from Twin Peaks really gives you a great sense of the geography of the city. another great viewpoint is from atop San Bruno Mountain just south of the city