San Francisco may be known for its fog, but when the sun does come out to play, the city is a glorious place to be. Here are some of our favorite under-the-radar spots where you can make the most of the warmth and soak in some Vitamin D.
History and Heart in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood
Today, the Tenderloin still appears much as it always has: service organizations provide community aid and bottomless goodwill, local pho restaurants and intimate music venues draw in-the-know crowds, and innovative new shops and cafes test the waters with cool storefronts out here where the rent’s still affordable.
If you’re the type of traveler who likes to go to new places so that you can get a better understanding of the people and the culture that makes the essence of a city, then you’re not likely to turn to oft-visited websites and guide books for suggestions of things to do and see. That’s why we’ve created our own little Bucket List.
Walkabout: Art and Architecture in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District
Underneath the Tenderloin District’s edgy surface, the neighborhood, is full of underrated beauty and not-so-hidden wonders. You’ll find beautiful surprises in the architecture and the larger-than-life murals that turn the city into a public gallery. The area also has some of San Francisco’s best Vietnamese, Indian, and Thai restaurants, dive bars, and quirky retailers perfect for travelers on a budget.