my San Francisco thoughts based on the few days I've spent there: Coffee Four Barrel: I got a fascinating, unique cup of coffee. Not my favorite cup ever, but unique in a good way. The Mill: Good, not mind-blowing. The line gets long and they could really use a name system to attach orders to people. Shopping Unionmade: That place is packed with stuff. Talked Rothko w/ a female SA wearing a pair of huge jeans. If you like the stuff they carry online, definitely check it out. Barney's: Had a great SA interaction w/ the fragrances lady. Nice to touch Rick Owens for the first time. I did not see the changing rooms. Uniqlo: Around the corner from Barney's. A lot of stuff in sizes or colors not available on the webshop anymore. Sights Getting on top of Twin Peaks and Turtle Hill are both really cool and pretty different experiences. And if you're a walker, you could walk from one to the other and beyond. However, you'll be taking some inventive routes around Twin Peaks; google maps (correctly) told me to hop the railing to take a narrow trail at one point. The wind on Twin Peaks is out of control. Museums the de Young has a lot of great shit. Expensive for its size, but it sounds like you get a discount if you can prove you traveled by mass transit to get there. Getting around The bus and metro system is clear, useful, and cheap if you've got a navigation app at your disposal. But sometimes it's not much faster than walking.