Are you are sitting at home on your computer on a beautiful Sunday in San Francisco and don’t know what to do? I will give you some new ideas so you don’t go crazy. Everyone knows about the touristy things in San Francisco, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 49, At&t Park and so on. I will try to suggest some ideas that you may have not crossed your mind.
Museum at de Young – This place is absolutely huge. They have an aquarium, planetarium and one of the nicest art galleries in the State. Parking is a little bit of a problem though. Pack light and take public transportation.
China Town – This place is great for other things then buying illegal fireworks and knock off designer bags. They also have a great selection of restaurants and shops where you can buy things really cheap. You can buy a full size wall fan for only 5 bucks. Check it out, you might be surprised.
Japan Town- While much smaller than China Town, it does offer a small mall and a strip of shops and restaurants. The restaurants are consistently good. If you are driving past this area then i’d recommend stopping by this area. Their grocery store has the best selection of Japanese food in the city. They have everything from fresh sushi, Japanese sodas, fruits, vegetables, meats and other Japanese products.
GoCars- You can rent a tiny little go cart for 50 bucks and take an audio tour of the city. It’s actually pretty fun to drive. Everyone will stare at you, but it’s still worth it. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the view. Just don’t get run over by oncoming traffic.
Six Flags – Take the drive over the bridge if there’s no traffic in San Francisco, and spend a day at Six Flags. I don’t usually drive all the out to Vallejo, but it’s actually a pretty good park. It’s not Disneyland, but I guarantee you won’t be bored.
San Francisco Zoo – This place has lions, bears, zebras and some of the most exotic animals in in the world. Parking is pretty easy, and it’s close to the ocean if you are up for a little walk on the beach. I would highly recommend the Zoo in San Francisco.
This list is not comprehensive by any means. If you have anything additional to add, please comment and share your San Francisco secret place!