June 14, 2011 10:36 AM Subscribe
What are some really cool non-touristy/half-touristy things to do in SF?
posted by windbox to travel & transportation around San Francisco, CA (38 answers total) 62 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be in SF next month and am looking for cool things to do that aren't necessarily "touristy" in the classic sense but maybe "half-touristy" if that makes any sense - things that are locals-popular rather than nationally popular. Yes, I'll probably see the Golden Gate Bridge just to say I did, but I really love getting an idea of a city and its culture by doing the fun things that the people who live there do.
SF natives - what are some of the things/shops/parks/food/sites that tourists always seem to miss even though it's actually totally awesome?
Reference point: In NY I don't care about the Statue of Liberty or the Met, I'd rather go to the Brooklyn Brewery, get pizza at Grimaldis in Williamsburg and see improv at the UCB Theatre or a summer series concert at the park. What is the SF equivelent of this? (This doesn't mean I'm specifically looking for improv and breweries but...you get the idea?)