Best Lists

Things To Do

Best Beach: Stinson

Best indoor cool place for kids: Bay Model

            2nd: Discovery Museum

Best Trail: Steep Ravine on Mt Tam

Best Nearby Hike: Tennessee Valley to the Coast

Best Tunnel: Alexander Avenue to Ft Cronkite

Best Place for a Secret Rendezvous: Presidio Officer’s Club on weekend nights

Best Nearby Drive: Conzelman Road (45 minutes)

Best Northern California Drive: Alexander Valley to the Coast. Return along Hwy 1. Takes on one long or two shorter days.

Coolest Surfing Wave: Ft. Point

Best Beginner Wave: Bolinas – they have lessons and rent wet suits and boards

Best Picnic Spot: Can’t tell you.

Best Place to be Blown Away by Amazing Trees: Muir Woods

Best Baseball Field in America: AT&T for the Giants.

Best way to Get to the Ball Game: Take the Ferry from Larkspur Landing

Best Art Gallery with Wine: Hess Collection/DiRosa

Best Island Journey: Ferry to Angel Island

Best Audio Tour: Alcatraz

Most Overrated Tourist Trap: Fisherman’s Warf

Most Underrated Tourist Trap: Coit Tower

Best Meal of Your Life: Tasting menu at Benu on Hawthorne Lane, San Francisco

Best Underrated Golf Course: Mare Island

Best Local Golf Courses: (1)  Stonetree Golf Course(upscale), Indian Valley(municipal)

Best Places for Live Music: Mystic Theatre, Petaluma....Elbo Room, Sweetwater, Mill Valley

Best Place to Watch Birds: The Yellow Ferry and Rodeo Beach Lagoon, Hawk Hill (October)

Best Movie Theaters: Rafael Theatre(art house) and Regency on Smith Ranch Road

Best Burger: Original Joes on Washington Square

Best Cheap Burger: In and Out

Best Surprise Your Girl Picnic: Crab Louis from Swans. Eat it on the hill behind hostel in Fort Mason

Best View: Conzelman Drive looking back at San Francisco

            2nd: The secret picnic spot

Best Sourdough: Raymonds

Cheapest place to buy seafood: Chinatown. Unless you speak Mandarin, you need to point.


  © Chris Tellis 2012