Painted Ladies "When you're lost out there and you're all alone / A light is waiting to carry you home…” Even if you didn't like Full House (HOW RUDE!) you can still appreciate the architecture of the row of houses the show helped make even more famous than it already was: the Painted Ladies. It's just distinctly SF.
Ribs from Smokin' Warehouse Thanks to stupid Jed York and stupid Santa Clara, Candlestick Park is out and a platter of ribs from Smokin’ Warehouse Barbecue is in, which, I guess isn't... all bad?
Wild Side West Bernal feels like its own little village separate from SF, assuming all little villages also have awesome "secret" beer gardens, too. Wild Side West has been around since 1962, moving to SF in 1976 when it was still pretty insane to be out and run a lesbian bar. That alone probably makes it worth the trip, but then there's also the matter of the SECRET BEER GARDEN.
Hot Cookie One of the first gay ‘hoods in the US, definitely one of the liveliest, and maybe not definitely the only one with a bakery that sells "erotic" cookies. Dick cookies, anyone?
Fireworks and dice Because it's the only place in SF you can buy illegal fireworks and illegally play some dice for illegal money, illegally. Not that we would ever do those things, of course.
Zazie's brunch Zazie’s daily brunch, and the fact that you can spend the hour wait drinking Bloodys and playing ping pong next door at Finnegans.
Marina Subs Enough said.