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What to do this Saturday

  1. Nicole is a photographer/food stylist and is coming to San Francisco just for one day. She asks “what are my must-sees and dos? (I don’t care to sight-see, but want to eat well and see pretty things.)”

Welcome to SF Nicole! If you love food you will be very welcome in this city. When people come to visit I usually warn them against the real touristy areas. {I personally avoid Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square like the plague.}

Here is a sample day of what you can do.

In the morning: Go to the Ferry Building. This is Mecca for a food lover.
Have breakfast/brunch at the Market Bar. If it is good weather sit outside.

Browse the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building for an hour or so. {It is only there on Saturdays.} It starts early and lasts until 2pm. Try samples of everything and buy yourself some fresh flowers.

Once you are at the Ferry Building make sure you check out these stores.
The Gardener
Boulettes Larder {charming little restaurant}
Cowgirl Creamery {try some samples}
Miette {my favorite, go in and look around.}

All the other places in the Ferry Building are awesome too but those are my favorites. For a snack you can buy a piece of fruit, some bread (from ACME) and some cheese and walk out in the back of the Ferry Building. If you can find a good bench sit there and enjoy the good weather and the view of the bay and the bay bridge.

If it is good weather go for a walk down at Chrissy Field. you can walk up under the GG Bridge. It is really beautiful down there.

I have other stores you can go to but they are sort of spread out.

Two other areas I would recommend are the boutiques in Hayes Valley and the boutiques on Valencia in the Mission. {I love the Candy Store.}

If you go to the mission you can eat dinner at Foreign Cinema and if you go to Hayes Valley you can eat at Zuni Cafe.

If you are around Sunday morning you can go to the best place on earth. 🙂 The Alameda Flea Market is the first Sunday of the month.

  1. michelle

    January 31, 2007

    I agree whole-heartedly about the Ferry Building. I also love taking a cable car ride, although it’s $6 now (yikes) for tourists.

    If Nicole is an art lover, you could head to the new de Young museum in GG park – it offers a great view of the city and it’s a beautiful place to eat lunch.

    Have fun!

  2. liz

    January 31, 2007

    this is a good post for me to read! thanks

  3. Sharon

    January 31, 2007

    I’ve never met someone who loved the Ferry Building more than Jordan Ferney.

  4. trimama

    February 1, 2007

    Ti Couz is one of my favorite stops in the Mission for crepes……It makes me what to fly up there now just for the crepes…I also love the Marina for walking around

  5. nicole hill

    February 2, 2007


    Thank you so much!! My aunt and I will follow this on Saturday. I really appreciate your time and can’t wait to experience San Francsico!


  6. Anonymous

    January 9, 2009

    Thats a nice post, some great photos there. Keep up the good work!

    Garden Patio

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