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Upscale and downscale food, drink and adventure in SF for 4-Jul Week?
posted by rokusan to Travel & Transportation around San Francisco, CA (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Rokusan's month-plus USA reunion tour is wrapping up, and it's almost time to flee back across the ocean.
Before that, the girl is meeting me in SF for a week. She's never even seen California, or any part of America outside of Manhattan, so it'll all be new for her, and 4-Jul will be something I am sure. Hoping some trustworthy (or at least wise) MeFites can hook us up with:
o A good dive bar or two? Caveat: no jazz.
o Quality pho? (I hear it's difficult downtown)
o Fourth of July fireworks viewing/music/whatever? What's the best area?
o A nice jacket-and-tie dinner dinner spot with view?
o Scenic self-walks that aren't too tacky-touristy? Nature is good, architecture is better.
We're at the Mandarin Oriental, so downtown/soma is best, but we're big adventure walkers, too, so anything north of Castro/Mission is fine.
No Alcatraz, please, and we're doing Hong Kong on the way back so Chinatown isn't exactly necessary.
What's not to miss?