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The Sweet House  3512 Balboa Street
Mr Banh Mi  3605 Balboa Street
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Balboa Produce  3635 Balboa Street
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The photo mural, on 38th Ave between Balboa and Anza--it is on a defunct building that looks like it used to be a theater. VA hospital grounds, picnic tables which overlook Land's End and have the best view in town.
Lands End Trail 680 Point Lobos Avenue

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Sunday Gather 4100 3rd St
Laughing Monk Brewery 1439 Egbert Ave
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Flowercraft  550 Bayshore Blvd
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Sundial @ Hilltop Park La Salle & Whitney Young Circle

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Martha's 745 Cortland Ave
Progressive Grounds 400 Cortland Ave
United Dumplings 525 Cortland Ave
Black Jet Baking Co.  833 Cortland Ave
Nute's Noodle 903 Cortland Ave
Bernal Star 410 Cortland Ave
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Good Life Grocery 448 Cortland Ave
Succulence 402 Cortland Ave
12 Small Things 513 Cortland Ave
The New Wheel 420 Cortland Ave
The Epicurean Trader 401 Cortland Ave
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Holly Park Holly park Circle at Bocana
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Folsom St at Precita Ave
Hard to beat taking a walk on Bernal Hill! Especially on a clear day. Folsom St and Ripley St
360 degree view from Bernal Hill  (explore the walking labyrinth; share time with a coyote, hawk, or two) Bernal Heights Boulevard (wraps around the hill)

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Gallery Cafe 1200 Mason St
Sweetheart Cafe  909 Grant Ave
Enter the Cafe 1401 Powell St
Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea 870 Washington St
Kam Po Kitchen 801 Broadway
Home Coffee 455 Grant Ave
Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea 870 Washington St
V & J Cafe 670 Broadway

Little Swan Bakery Café

1249 Stockton St
The Coffee Movement 1030 Washington St
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Canton Bazaar 616 Grant Ave
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory 56 Ross Alley
Little Paradise Juices•Candies•Gifts 1101 Stockton St
Abacus Row 1256 Mason St
Dai Lee Food Inc 876 Washington St
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Portsmouth Square Clay St and Kearny St
Dragon's Gate Grant Ave @ Bush St
Visiting streets & alleys Grant Ave, Hang Ah Street, Waverly Place, Spofford Alley
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory Dragon Gate Chinatown SF, Grant Ave and Bush St
Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground 830 Sacramento St
St. Mary's Square California St and Grant
Coit Tower 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
Cable Car Museum

View of Bay & Bay Bridge from Jackson and Mason Sts and view of the Bay, Alcatraz, & Tiburon from Powell & Sacramento Sts.

Pro tip: catch a cable car right on the corner by Chinatown Branch to zip back to Market St

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Favorite Spot to Grab a Bite or Drink Address
Orphan Andy's, Rossi's Deli
Marcello's Pizza 420 Castro St
Me & Tasty 3970 17th Street
Starbelly 3583 16th St
Santeria 2251 Market St
Taco Boys 2312 Market St
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Cliff's Variety Store 479 Castro St
Giddy Candy Store 2299 Market Street
Jeffrey's Natural Pet Foods 284 Noe
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Duboce Park Castro and Market St
Eureka Valley Branch patio area 1 Jose Sarria Ct/behind the Library
Randall Museum & Corona Heights Park Roosevelt Way & Museum Way
Castro Street Castro St between Market and 18th St

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Cumaica 4726 Mission St
Mexico Tipico 4581 Mission St
Superstar 4919 Mission St
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McLaren Park 100 John F Shelley Dr

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Destination Baking 598 Chenery St
Higher Grounds 691 Chenery St
Cheese Boutique 660 CHenery St.
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Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St
Pono SF 2860 Diamond St
Perch 654 Chenery St
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Glen Canyon Park Elk St and Chenery St
Glen Park Canyon Bosworth and O'Shaughnessy

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Blue Fog Market Green & Gough
Flores 2030 Union S
Gio Gelato 1998 Union St
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Anomie 2149 Union St
Shoes-n-Feet 2398 Lombard St
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Allyne Park Gough and Green
The walk from Golden Gate Valley Library to Lafayette Park by way of Octavia St. Octavia St
Union Street shopping and restaurants
The Octagon House 2645 Gough St

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Pakwan 1140 Ocean Ave
Ocean Ale House 1314 Ocean Ave
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Win Long Ocean Hardware 1556 Ocean Ave

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Hayes Valley Bakeworks 550 Gough St
Arsicault Bakery 87 McAllister St
Golden Era Vegan Restaurant 395 Golden Gate Ave
La Cocina Municipal Marketplace 101 Hyde St
Jin Mi 366 Golden Gate Ave
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Orange Bird 564 Hayes St
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave
Heart of the City Farmers' Market 1 United Nations Plaza
Friends of the Library Step Sale Larkin Street Steps, Main Library
Littlejohn's Candies 1422 Market St
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Memorial Court across from City Hall Fulton St and Franklin St
San Francisco City Hall, daytime for weddings; evening for the lights 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl
Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley Fell Street and Octavia Blvd.

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Delarosa  2175 Chestnut St
Starbucks 2132 Chestnut St
Pacific Catch 2027 Chestnut St
Peets Coffee 2080 Chestnut St
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SusieCakes  2109 Chestnut St
Walgreens 2141 Chestnut St
GAP 2159 Chestnut St
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Scenery from 101/Presidio Parkway  
Marina Theatre  2149 Chestnut St
Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco 3601 Lyon St
Crissy Field  
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 2 Marina Blvd

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Ambrosia Bakery Lakeside Village 2605 Ocean Ave @ 19th Ave
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Stonestown Galleria 3251 20th Ave
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Urbano Sundial Entrada Court @ Borica Street

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The Soapbox Cafe 1800 Hyde St
Yucatasia 2164 Mission St
Lolo 974 Valencia St
El Rio Bar 3158 Mission St
Tacolicious 741 Valencia St
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Alley Cat 3036 24th St
Luz de Luna 3182 24th St
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Dolores Park 18th St and Dolores St
Clarion Alley 17th St and Valencia St
Juri Commons 1379 Guerrero St
Balmy Alley murals Between 24th and 25th St and Harrison St and Treat St
Precita Park Folsom St

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Spark Social Food Trucks 4th Stand Mission Bay Blvd North
Death By Taco 301 King St
Blue Bottle Coffee 1385 4th St
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Gus's Market 1104 4th St
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Mission Creek Runs between Berry and Channel Sts, under 3rd St
Oracle Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza
Mission Bay Kids Park Long Bridge St & China Basin St (west of Fourth St)

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Noe Valley Bakery 4073 24th St
Philz Coffee 4298 24th St
Lovejoy's Tea Room 1351 Church St
Saru Sushi Bar 3856 24th St
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Chocolate Covered 4069 24th St
Wink SF 4107 24th S
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Noe Valley Farmers Market 3861 24th St
Noe Valley Courts 24th and Douglass Sts
Terra Mia Ceramic Studio 1314 Castro St

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Italian Homemade 1919 Union St
Tony's Pizza Napoletana Restaurant 1570 Stockton St
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Trader Joe's 401 Bay St
City Lights Bookstore  
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Joe DiMaggio Playground 651 Lombard St
Coit Tower Leavenworth St. and Lombard St.
The Beat Museum 540 Broadway
Filbert Steps on Telegraph Hill  
Vallejo St Stairway  
Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Museum 841 Columbus Ave

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Blue House Cafe 302 Randolph St
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H Mart 3995 Alemany Blvd
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The sunflowers at Sisterhood Gardens Brotherhood Blvd

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Gus's Community Market 3701 Noriega St
Eggettes 3136 Noriega St
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Mollusk 4500 Irving St
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Outer Sunset Farmer's Market & Mercantile Ortega & 39th Sts
Moraga steps 16th and Moraga Sts

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DragonEats 1671 Haight St
Street Taco 1607 Haight St
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Pure Land  1465 Haight St
San Francisco Mercantile 1698 Haight St
The Booksmith 1727 Haight St
Amoeba 1855 Haight St
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Buena Vista Park Buena Vista and Haight St
East entrance to Golden Gate Park Stanyan and Haight Sts
Golden Gate Park  

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Kingdom of Dumpling 1713 Taraval St
El Cafe 1400 Taraval St
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Guerra's Quality Meats 490 Taraval St
Parkside Farmers Market 555 Taraval St
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The long walk down Taraval that goes straight to the beach where you can walk toward the sunset. Taraval St
Stern Grove and Pine Lake Park 19th Ave between Wawona & Sloat

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Hey Neighbor Cafe 2 Burrows St
Banh Mi House 2701 San Bruno Ave
Fancy Wheatfield Bakery 2684 San Bruno Ave
Breakfast at Tiffany's 2499 San Bruno Ave
Jim Georgie's Donuts 2462 San Bruno Ave
Ramen House 2623 San Bruno Ave
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San Bruno Market 2480 San Bruno Ave
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Burrows Pocket Park Burrows St and San Bruno Ave
Stillman Garden Stillman and San Bruno Ave
Louis Sutter Playground and McNab Lake Wayland and University St

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The Connecticut Yankee 100 Connecticut St
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Christopher's Books  1400 18th St
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Vermont Street -- the true Crookedest Street in the world Between 20th and 22nd 

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Bell Tower 1900 Polk St
b. Patisserie 2821 California St
Smokin' Warehouse Barbecue 3336 Sacramento St
Underdogs Tres 1224 9th Ave
La Boulange 2325 Pine St
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Sue Fisher King 3067 Sacramento St
Amoeba Music 1855 Haight St
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Browsers Books Corner of Buchanan & Washington 
Lyon Street Steps Lyon St and Broadway

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Boudin Bakery 10th Ave and Geary
Good Luck Dim Sum 736 Clement St
Rooster and Rice  1 Stanyan St 
Hard Knox Cafe  2448 Clement St
Taqueria Los Mayas 331 Clement St
Moscow & Tbilisi Bakery Store 5540 Geary Blvd
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Toy Boat Ice Cream Shop 401 Clement St
Walgreens 745 Clement St
Genki Crepes & Mini Market  330 Clement St 
Green Apple Books  506 Clement St
May Wai Supermarket 707 Clement St
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Children's playground at the 10th Ave Mini Park; Mountain Lake park playground 1 12th Ave at Lake Street
Food scene Geary and Clement Streets
Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue
Golden Gate Park Fulton

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B & B - Banh Mi and Boba 1634 Irving St
Kevin's Noodle House 1833 Irving St
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Green Apple Books on the Park 1231 9th Ave
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Golden Gate Park  

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Mersea 699 Avenue of the Palms
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Island Cove Market Navy Base Exchange Building 201, 800 Avenue H
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The view of the City, Marin Headlands, Mount Tam, the whole Bay Avenue of the Palms between 9th Street and California Ave

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Mission Blue 144 Leland Ave
Frisco's Deli 28 Leland Ave
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The Good Chocolate 25 Leland Ave
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Visitacion Valley Greenway   
Crocker Amazon Park 799 Moscow St

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Franco's Latin Table 24 W Portal Ave
Underdogs Tres 1224 9th Ave
Bursa 60 W Portal Ave
Ballast Coffee 329 W Portal Ave
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The Music Store 66 W Portal Ave
BookShop West Portal 80 W Portal Ave
Papenhausen Hardware 32 W Portal Ave
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Shakespeare Garden and surroundings at Golden Gate Park Martin Luther King Jr. Dr and Nancy Pelosi Dr
Stairway on Magellan Ave and Pacheco Street Magellan Ave and Pacheco St
West Portal Playground 800 Ulloa St

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Sheba Piano Lounge  1419 Fillmore St
Nijiya Market 1737 Post St 
Opa Cafe 2401 Post St
Miyako Old Fashioned Ice Cream 1470 Fillmore St
Spark SF 4th and Mission Bay
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Kohshi Master of Scents Japan Center, West Mall Building 1737 Post Street
Maido 1581 Webster St
Rare Device 600 Divisadero St
Sharaku 1726 Post St
Scotch & Soda 2031 Fillmore St
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Fillmore Street Jazz Festival Sacramento St to Turk St on Fillmore
View down to the bay heading down the hill Jackson and Scott
The Fillmore Auditorium 1805 Geary Boulevard
Nihonmachi Street Fair Post St from Webster to Laguna
Public art and green space Geary St and Scott St
SF Botanical Gardens 9th Ave and Lincoln

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