SAS crew’s top tips from San Francisco
Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is both beautiful and huge. I recommend going to the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest Japanese garden in the US and also the birthplace of fortune cookies.
Glide Memorial Church – Sunday celebration
One thing you just can’t miss is the Sunday memorial service with the choir. This is a great way to experience the diversity of the city and get your Sunday off to a great start. Everyone is welcome, regardless of religion. It’s a two-hour service with a choir performing during the first hour. If you want to leave without hearing the sermon, there is a short break. Services start at 9am and 11am.
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The Mission district
I love hanging out in the colorful Mission district, which is perfect for a stroll. This hip neighborhood offers cool thrift shops, galleries and great Mexican food. And the creative graffiti walls offer perfect content for your social media accounts.
Dinner and drinks at Tacolicious in the Mission district
I always recommend going for dinner and drinks at Tacolicious. Their many different kinds of tacos are a must as are the delicious Mexican cocktails. There’s a happy hour between 3pm and 6pm with $5 bar food and sangrias.
Russian Hill hikes
Run, hike and enjoy fantastic views at Russian Hill. The best way for me to start the day in San Francisco is to go for a morning run in the Russian Hill area, which has many good hills and hiking trails. The best part is reaching this little spot called Ina Coolbirth Park to take in the fantastic views over the sea, Alcatraz and the city.