Culture / On the Road

Erica Lam visits San Francisco

Published 01/16/2013 by

This west coast city is one of our top weekend getaway spots. The city is super chill and houses some of the best eats, shopping and parties. Here’s your insider guide on San Francisco.

The Ice Cream Parlor: Bi-Rite Creamery

3692 18th Street

http://biritecreamery.com/

Imagine homemade ice cream made with the freshest ingredients like Rocky Road with house made marshmallows and chocolate-covered almonds – yes please! It gets super busy, so be prepared to line-up (it’s worth the wait). And snag an extra container to take home – it’s that good.

The Seafood Spot: Boudin

160 Jefferson Street

http://www.boudinbakery.com/

Chowing down on seafood in SF is a total must. Warm up with a creamy bowl of yummy clam chowder in a fresh sourdough bread bowl at Boudin’s at Fisherman’s Wharf. Carb overload at its best.

The Bakery: Tartine Bakery

600 Guerrero Street

http://www.tartinebakery.com/

Tartine Bakery is one of the tastiest bakeries in the city. To-die-for baked goods like flakey ham & cheese croissants and the heavenliest lemon cream tarts you’ll ever eat. Tartine gets insanely busy on weekends, so try a weekday morning if you can!

The Vintage Store: Wasteland

1660 Haight Street

https://www.shopwasteland.com/

Haight Street is iconic for the 60’s hippie culture, even The Grateful Dead lived here! It’s now home to an eclectic mix of vintage stores including our fave, Wasteland. Sift through racks and racks of clothing to score one-of-a-kind camo print shirts, fringed leather jackets and rocker tees.

The Nightclub: Ruby Skye

420 Mason Street

http://www.rubyskye.com/

Dancing shoes are mandatory. Ruby Skye has a cool vintage feel, an auditorium built in the late 1800s. The club has a massive dance floor on the main floor with the second floor balconies overlooking the floor, stage and DJ. Known for its killer sound system, the club hosts the world’s best DJs like Kaskade, AVICII and Martin Solveig.

The Tattoo Parlor: Diamond Club Tattoo Studio

2113 Van Ness Avenue

Thinking about getting a lil’ tattoo ink? Squeeze in an appointment at the Diamond Club Tattoo Studio. The artists are skilled and seasoned, bring your own art or get them to help. It’ll be the best reminder of your amazing time in SF.

- Erica

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