Heading out to the West Coast this summer? Don’t skip San Francisco, a city that is rich with culture, history, and great sights to see. We’ve put together our favorite things to do in San Francisco in June!
Whether you’re in the mood to walk the city and see sights, or enjoy some of the culinary creations that have made their way to San Francisco from across the globe, this bustling city has something for everyone. We also picked out some coffee shops, bars and restaurants for the food lovers out there!
Spend a day in the park
San Francisco is home to some truly iconic parks, including Presidio Park, Washington Park, and Dolores Park. Located on the western edge of the Mission District, Dolores Park sits on more than a dozen acres of land and hosts an array of different places to practice and compete in sports like basketball, golf and tennis. Bring your blanket and pack a bag of snacks and drinks, and enjoy the culturally vibrant Dolores Park!
See all the sights
While some tourist attractions can be crowded and overrated, San Francisco boasts a healthy variety of different sights and activities for travelers. The iconic Fisherman’s Wharf is a wonderful place to spend a day, eat amazing local, fresh food, and take in the smell of the sea! Otherwise, the Cable Car Museum is a popular hub for those history-buffs interested in learning about the origins and engineering of the famous cable car system that runs through San Francisco. For another taste of San Francisco history, take the ferry over to Sausalito and enjoy the sights of the famous Golden Gate Bridge!
Curious about what the ferry ride looks like? Watch this video!
Eat all the food
OK, maybe that’s too ambitious. But still, San Francisco is home to an incredible amount of great restaurants and small eateries. From hole-in-the wall pizza joints to fancy fine-dining establishments, there’s something for everyone! If you’re craving Indian food, we love Raavi. Otherwise, Tony’s Pizza is one of our favorites for getting a great Neapolitan-style pizza! Whether it’s a morning fix or late-night fix, Bob’s Donuts has been around since the 1960’s and boasts some of the best donuts in the city! Don’t leave without getting a donut, seriously!
Get that caffeine fix
Nothing beats sipping a hot espresso or freshly brewed cup of coffee while walking the famous hilly streets of San Francisco as the sun is starting to break. With so many options, and great local roasters, San Francisco is a mecca for coffee lovers. One of the city’s more iconic coffee houses is Cafe Trieste, which has been around for more than 60 years. They serve up excellent Italian coffee and delectable eats. Come for the coffee, stay for the ambience! Another great coffee shop in the city is Verve Coffee Roasters on Market Street. This sleek, modern cafe serves up awesome lattes and espresso drinks.
Finally, unwind with something refreshing
While you’re in the city, make sure to swing by Vesuvio Cafe. This happening joint was once frequented by authors like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and musicians like Bob Dylan. Founded in 1948, the bar is considered to be one of San Francisco’s many cultural gems, and is just across the alleyway from the famous City Lights Bookstore. For creatives and art-appreciators alike, Vesuvio is a bar that you can’t miss! If you’re looking for a great happy hour, don’t overlook The Social Study. This cafe and bar is located in the historic Filmore District, and features a vast menu with tons of great eats and drinks!
Lastly, once you’ve gotten the most out of your day in San Francisco, stop on over to our Pacific Tradewinds Hostel in downtown San Francisco!