There are so many things to do in San Francisco, but one of the best parts is to discover a place that isn't packed with tourists. This gives you a more local flavor of the city! Here are five of the most fun off-the-beaten-path things to do in San Francisco whether you're staying for a few days or a few weeks.
5 Especially Fun Things To Do In San Francisco
1. Turtle Hill + Moraga Steps (Grand View Park)
Want to photograph some incredible 360-degree views that found atop a breezy incline in the Sunset District? Turtle Hill (as it’s known to the locals) is one of the least touristy – and least crowded – destinations in the City. Enter through the Moraga steps on 16th Ave. to view a beautiful mural that’s worked into the stairs. Tip: check out the infamous green bench at the top where people rest and also take pictures.
Address: Moraga and 14th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
2. Lincoln Golf Course Hole #17
If you want to golf in SF for a decent price, look no further than Lincoln Golf Course inside Golden Gate Park. Not only is the 17th hole a hidden gem, but you can get the most lyrical view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the backdrop of the tee. It’s open seven days a week and private instruction is available.
Address: 300 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA
3. Potrero Hill’s Crooked Street
The less popular of the two “crooked” streets in SF, Potrero Hill’s Vermont Street is a fun zig-zag that just might have your head spinning. While steeper than Lombard Street, Vermont has fewer turns and is paved only with concrete versus brick.
Address: Vermont St between 22nd and 25th Street, San Francisco, CA
4. Famous (to the French) Blue House on 18th Street
If you’ve ever walked down 18th Street near Dolores and wondered why people are taking selfies in front of an otherwise unassuming two-story blue Victorian, here’s why. Maxime Le Forestier, a famous French singer, gained inspiration from this house during his tenure here in the 1970s. The song “San Francisco” was written as a result.
Address: 3841 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
5. Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia
This one-of-a-kind museum features at least one example of every Pez candy dispenser ever sold – more than 1,000! From Frozen to U.S. presidents to Elvis Presley, the selection includes new, vintage and imported Pez dispensers that are also available for purchase in the gift shop or online.
Address: 214 California Drive, Burlingame, CA