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Low Key + Local

There’s a formula for a low-key day in San Francisco where you take it all in. Grab a casual bite, sit in a park to people watch, then stroll a main corridor for some window shopping, perhaps with a scenic vantage point thrown in. If it’s not your first time in SF, you’ve seen the main sites and want to spend a day like a local, here’s where and how we like to do this throughout the city. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and always bring a light jacket.

Hayes Valley

Grab a chicken salad or lamb gyro from Souvla and sit in Patricia’s Green. Then stroll Hayes Street.

Alamo Square/NoPa

Grab a sandwich (or anything from the prepared food section) at Bi-Rite and sit at Alamo Square Park overlooking the Painted Ladies. Then head to Hayes Valley and stroll down Hayes Street.

Marina

Grab a sandwich from Lucca Deli and sit at Fort Mason’s Marina Green. Afterward, stroll down Union Street. When the fog rolls in, head to Radhaus for a brat and a beer.

Mission

Grab a burrito from El Farolito or La Taqueria and sit in Dolores Park. There will be people watching galore and vendors selling
anything
your heart desires! Stroll Valencia Street afterward.
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