7 days in San Francisco in June

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  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    My parents bought tickets for themselves and my wife and me for the US Open which will be held this June in San Francisco. We're going to be there Monday through Sunday and we're not set on staying in San Francisco for every day of the tournament. We're looking to venture out and see other things, including outside of SF. My wife and I have been to Napa but my parents haven't, so that's a consideration. Alternatively thinking about heading to Healdsburg. I'm interested in your recommendations for things to do in SF and around SF. Thanks, H_S.
     
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    You could also head south ... to Carmel and Big Sur.
     
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    I love SF... foodie spot #2 in the US..

    I like Barretta, Mission Chinese, Foreign Cinema, Brenda's (brunch), Bi Rite or Humprehy Slocombe (ice cream), Blue bottle coffee, Wayfare Tavern, and Comstock saloon for cocktails.

    On the to do list is Benu, Commonwealth, Slanted Door, Bouchon Bakery, and French Laundry!
     
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    If you've never been to Alcatraz I'd defintely go there. What kind of food do you guys enjoy?
     
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    if your schedule allows a trip to the coast around big sur, i highly recommend it. the combination of steep ocean cliffs, waves crashing onto giant rocks, and giant redwoods is pretty amazing.
     
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    Make a reservation at Wilson & Wilson for cocktails. Third best cocktail bar in the U.S., which is like massive incredible amazing praise from me.

    Also, the Alcatraz tour is actually really good. Getting up early in the morning to see the sea lions at that pier that is so touristy was also fun, since I had never seen sea mammals of that mass outside of a zoo before.

    ~H
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I don't mean to be a jerk, but Hopkins if you take any of the first set of suggestions you will probably want to blind yourself with chopsticks. They are mostly hipster places with smug attitudes and bullshit food.
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Hey, I liked Blue Bottle.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    It's a coffee shop specializing in drip coffee and waiting in line. Knock yourself out.


    Comstock is OK. On that list it is the most tolerable, though the crowd has gone downhill each time I have been there.
     
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    I'm thinking we'll head to Healdsburg for a few days. Has anyone been to Cyrus lately? Still good? I heard rave reviews from a prominent poaster recently but I'm not sure how recently he was there. What are the best wineries for tasting in Healdsburg?
     
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    Make sure to stay at the Hotel H. or it's new sister place a couple of blocks farther from the square area. Save some time for walking around the town and doing the many rooms there. Some are quite good, some are okay and a few are outright plonk.

    If you have a car or get a driver service some ones I would consider are:

    Merry Edwards (might need an appt)
    Miramar Torres
    Ridge
    Claypool Cellars (as in Les Claypool of Primus)
    Richoili
    Seghesio



    This cluster of tasting rooms 20 minutes north of town, Kyle can tell where better, but here's a pic:

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    That should get you started.

    We plan to get back there...not this year, maybe next. Cyrus, Charcuterie, that burger joint Keane owns down the way....there's a country store by the tasting rooms pictures above where you can get really nice cheese and charcut lunch boxes and there's a store right in town too. IMO, it's a great place. Seriously thinking of spending a year or two of my retirement in a rental there and just work in the pouring rooms for spending money.
     
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    I think those pics are from Dry Creek Road. Head north out of town and it is impossible to miss. It reallu is farm country once you get outside of healdsburg proper. You could get directions as "go three vineyards north and turn left" from people in town.
     

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