Travel Like a Local: San Francisco’s Best-Kept Secrets

Seeing the majority of a city through a camera lens, hanging out at the busiest tourist spots, and wearing tan shorts with black socks isn’t the way everyone wants to travel and experience new cities. Some people hate the idea of sticking out like a sore thumb when they’re on vacation, and will go to great lengths to make sure they fit in with their surroundings. San Francisco is one of the best cities in California, and there’s so much more to enjoy than the Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman’s Wharf.


Some of the best bites and places to grab a drink are listed here. Where do you go to get the Bay City’s best oysters? Swan Oyster Depot off Polk St. is the place to start. If your sweet tooth is kicking in something fierce, then the Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop is one of the best ice cream joints you’ll ever hit. Anthony Bourdain says San Francisco is one of the best drinking towns in the US, and it truly does come alive after dark. If you love beers on tap, then Toronado in the Lower Haight is right for you. If a Mai Tai is more your poison, then look no further than Li Po in Chinatown, famous for its more than generous pours. Make sure to consult the rest of this infographic so that the next time you visit San Francisco, you experience it like a local.

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An infographic by the Marriott San Francisco Hotels team

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