I recently got back from my first trip to San Francisco and wanted to share with you what I did during my few days there! Also for my GF ladies out there I have a ton of amazing restaurants for you to check out on your next visit.
We flew into the Oakland airport mid-day and then took the BART into town tip #1: purchase a clipper card right away because it can be used on BART, busses & trollies!
We were staying with friends this time, so I don’t have any hotel recommendations this time, but after dropping our bags we headed to the Mariposa in Oakland. For my GF babes out there Mariposa is a MUST! During my days there we tried soo many treats; my personal favourite was the Ham & Cheese Pocket, but nothing that I tried disappointed!
After we picked up our afternoon snack we headed to Piedmont Cemetery which was absolutely stunning place to walk around, and see views.
For dinner we headed to The Emeryville Public Market which has tons of restaurants and then open seating in the middle, which is a concept that I love! We ate dinner at
C-Casa which was 100% dedicated GF & delicious!
We headed straight into Downtown San Francisco right in the morning via public transit and spent the whole day exploring from there.
The first stop we made was to the Ferry Building, right on the water where we explored the shops inside and picked up more Mariposa treats & of course coffee!
The Ferry Building has tons of outdoor seating overlooking the water as well as many cute shops and great places to pick up yummy treats!
Following the the Ferry Building, we hopped on the California St. Trolly and took it to the end of the line. This was one of my favourite things to do in San Francisco and I highly recommend anyone that visits take the trolly. It is such a fun way to get around & there are incredible views everywhere you look!
We then wandered our way over to Lombard Street, which was absolutely stunning & had not only incredible views but gorgeous gardens as well!
Our next stop was at Cafe de Casa where we found delicious Brazilian gluten free crepes. This was a lovely resting place to fuel up before continuing our walk.
The next stop on our walk was Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39. Though this was one of the most touristy areas that we went during the trip, I was glad to have seen it! This is where you can find the seals, but I particularly loved seeing the city from a different view!
From the Pier we made our way through the Italian Neighbourhood through to China town. I loved seeing how many different cultures there were as you walked through different areas of town, and there were many great shops to check out!
We spent a bit of time wandering through the shopping district before catching a BART to our next destination!
Though many of the shopping stores were the same as places you would find in any city I did think there was an architectural component to these buildings like nothing I have seen before!
Our final stop of the day was to the Mission where we went to Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen for dinner. Everything that we had was absolutely delicious & it was another completely gluten free place!
My third and final day in San Francisco was spent exploring the area Via Car. Our first stop of the day was at Andytown Coffee Roasters which are famous for there Snowy Plovers which are a must try!
The first stop on the tour of the day was Lands End which has absolutely stunning views and little hikes that you can do! Tip #2: make sure you have many layers because it can be incredibly cold, even in July
From Lands End we made our way over to the Golden Gate Bridge which of course is a must-go and a gorgeous area to walk around!
If possible I recommend doing this on a less foggy day because it really is stunning!
From the bridge we headed to The Asian Box for lunch which was another entirely gluten free menu & delicious!
After lunch we wandered throughout Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury & drove through The Castro which are all great neighborhoods to check out, especially for local shopping!
Finally we made our way back to The Marina District and went to Little Gem for dinner which featured another entirely gluten free menu for dinner & was definitely one of my favourites. I would highly recommend coming here for dinner & sharing a bunch of the little plates because you’ll definitely be missing out if you only try one thing! My two favourites were the Fried Chicken & the tacos!
Thank you so much for reading & I hope you have the best time if you’re headed to SF soon! Be sure to let me know your favourite San Francisco places in the comments!