About Kim H
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
Since Jun 2014
25-34 year old female
Mountains, Religious sites
Flea & street markets
Immerse yourself in the vibrant Latin culture of the Mission, with its artistic ambiance that comes to life through the impressive selection of colorful street murals, and the many bohemian cafés, restaurants and original boutique stores you'll find here.
This mile and a half long trail along the coastline will take your breath away. It's relatively unknown, even to locals, so you will often find yourself completely alone when enjoying the magnificent views of the peninsula's shore and its natural splendor.
Nothing beats spending a lovely sunny afternoon in Dolores Park, hanging out with the hip young San Franciscan crowd. Enjoy a picnic or get more active, with tennis and basketball courts, as well as a soccer field on offer for its visitors.
Take the ferry from San Francisco to the tranquil and cozy town of Sausalito, lying at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. This picturesque town is an ideal spot for a day trip and offers several boutique shops and restaurants, where you can enjoy retail therapy and a variety of treats (ice cream is a must) amidst its natural beauty.
A rustic hike to the top of Mount Davidson is a terrific way to reach the highest natural point in San Francisco. On a clear day both the city and the ocean views are magnificent, and if you look very carefully, you can almost make out the gray whales breaking off the waves in the distance!
The Biergarten in the Hayes Valley district is a popular hangout spot for San Franciscans, and for good reason. Arrive in either the afternoon or evening, and upon entering you're sure to be greeted with a lively atmosphere, delicious German beers and pretzels, and the perfect place to mingle and have some fun with the locals.
The Castro District was one of the first openly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States. This is one of those particular places where you know exactly where you are: The vibrant and historic neighborhood is brought to life daily by its colourful decor, quaint shops, and inviting locals. Not to be outdone by other parts of the city, The Castro features some of the most outlandish party and nightlife atmosphere in all of the west coast.
This bountiful market showcases some of the most delicious and fresh local produce. It sits next to the famous Ferry Building, which is the focal end point of Market Street and can be viewed even from the Twin Peaks overlooking the city (a sizeable distance away). The open air market is held each Saturday and is a place where San Franciscans of all types can be seen coming together. Delicious food at affordable prices.
Close to Golden Gate Park, this quiet residential neighborhood comes to life at night, when its many restaurants and relaxed bars open up and quickly fill with laid-back locals. This is an especially good place for Asian cuisine: it's hard not to be tempted to try some of the best dim sum in the city.