#1 Posted by seanbooker (205 posts) -

Hey guys, I'm moving to SF for a few months at the start of next year (January) and was wondering if you guys had some ideas for things I should check out while I'm there? Does anyone know of cool events that happen in January-March over there? Cool food place I should look up? Anything and everything would be great. Doesn't have to be video game related.

#2 Edited by mikethekilla (328 posts) -

Go check out the piers they have some good places to eat around there, go to Ghirardelli square, also check out Mitchell's Ice Cream.

Also if you have the money or know someone who does and is willing to let you mooch off them I recommend going to Espetus Churrascaria.

#3 Posted by Abendlaender (2808 posts) -

I've heard you have to be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, but that might be outdated now.

#4 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

Go see the seals at the fisherman's wharf.

Do a walk around the old Sutro Baths ruins. There is a diner there that I really like called Louis'. It is a sandwich and burger place with a great view of the ocean. Address is 902 Point Lobos Ave.

Baker beach on the northwest side is really nice and almost always quiet. Much less traffic than the larger ocean beach further to the south. Wikipedia says it's a nudist beach, I had no idea. :D Every time i've been there it has been pretty much deserted.

#5 Edited by seanbooker (205 posts) -

Go see the seals at the fisherman's wharf.

Do a walk around the old Sutro Baths ruins. There is a diner there that I really like called Louis'. It is a sandwich and burger place with a great view of the ocean. Address is 902 Point Lobos Ave.

Baker beach on the northwest side is really nice and almost always quiet. Much less traffic than the larger ocean beach further to the south. Wikipedia says it's a nudist beach, I had no idea. :D Every time i've been there it has been pretty much deserted.

This is a great deal of info! Thanks so much.

#6 Edited by seanbooker (205 posts) -

Go check out the piers they have some good places to eat around there, go to Ghirardelli square, also check out Mitchell's Ice Cream.

Also if you have the money or know someone who does and is willing to let you mooch off them I recommend going to Espetus Churrascaria.

Noted, thanks!

#7 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

For sure. Enjoy your time there. It is a beautiful city. :)

#8 Posted by Rorie (2915 posts) -

Feel free to give me a ping when you splash down and I'll take you out for a drink.

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#9 Posted by seanbooker (205 posts) -

@rorie said:

Feel free to give me a ping when you splash down and I'll take you out for a drink.

For sure. I look forward to it!

#10 Posted by seanbooker (205 posts) -

I guess to add to this. I'm currently looking for housing arrangements for the time I'll be there. Does anyone know of some good websites or places I can get some info? Preferably on the cheaper end, stuff like student accommodations and what not?

#11 Posted by Brendan (7813 posts) -

Go to the CBSi office unannounced, sneak past the front desk with a large box of candy and walk into the GB office.

#12 Edited by MC_Hify (337 posts) -

@seanbooker: Sounds like you'd want to look on craigslist for someone subletting their room for a couple months. You could try airbnb too.

#13 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

If you like Chinese food there's a fantastic Chinese restaurant in the Chinatown called the Empress of China. Also some really nice little cafes around the centre of the Downtown (not sure what the square is called, the one with Macys in it).

#14 Posted by seanbooker (205 posts) -

@inkerman said:

If you like Chinese food there's a fantastic Chinese restaurant in the Chinatown called the Empress of China. Also some really nice little cafes around the centre of the Downtown (not sure what the square is called, the one with Macys in it).

Great, thanks.

Keep it coming guys!

#15 Posted by Whitestripes09 (409 posts) -

Chinatown is a pretty cool place to walk around (I don't think it's really safe to go there after dark though...?) The fisherman wharf has some great seafood restaurants as well.

#16 Posted by Rorie (2915 posts) -

If the weather's good, be sure to head to either Crissy Field or Land's End. They both have some pretty great views of the bay.

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#17 Posted by Tireyo (6413 posts) -

I probably will never see San Fran, but enjoy your time there.