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The best, most adventurous, and least boring secrets and things to do in San Francisco, CA.

The Golden Fire Hydrant

San Francisco CA    Free    www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-golde...

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Submitted By: Anna

The Yelp! page for The Golden Fire Hydrant is comprised of haikus devoted to the landmark – if that doesn’t tell you how locals feel about this find, nothing will.

The legend of The Golden Fire Hydrant goes like this: when San Francisco was in flames following the 1906 earthquake, many of the city’s fire hydrants failed; not this one, nicknamed “the little giant.” Legend has it that it saved the historic Mission District from being completely obliterated. Give it a hug when you visit!

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

San Francisco CA    $10-50    www.calacademy.org

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CAS is a cool place for adults and kids to explore. It can get a little pricey, with an adult ticket starting around $35, but well worth the experience, as the California Academy of Sciences is huge, with an aquarium on the bottom floor. Take your time and wander.

Pearl’s Burgers

San Francisco CA    $10-50    www.pearlsdeluxe.com/

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There’s not a lot of seating at this popular burger joint, so be sure to try it at a not-busy time.

Trouble Coffee Co.

San Francisco CA    $1-10    www.troublecoffeeco.com/

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Trouble Coffee lovers rave about the “super strong” coffee and the “must try” toast. While a bit off-the-grid (is that random website even real?) with a simple menu, it’s worth trying at least once.

Fort Point National Historic Site

San Francisco CA    Free    www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-s...

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A hidden gem under the Golden Gate Bridge, this civil war-era fort was meant to protect the bay from invading ships that was never in combat – now open to the public.

The Boxing Room

San Francisco CA    $10-50    www.boxingroom.com/

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Natives claim this spot is way better than Brenda’s for brunch, “and the little jazz trio on Sundays is everything.”

Humphry Slocombe

San Francisco CA    $1-10    www.humphryslocombe.com

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Ice cream to rattle your taste buds – try the secret breakfast. It’s a San Fran native’s favorite. And we won’t judge you if you order a whole cake in the flavor.

Make Out Room

San Francisco CA    $10-50    www.makeoutroom.com

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70s-style, 21+ nightclub with live music. San Franciscans love “Cool as F—,” a Britpop night.

Seward Mini Park

San Francisco CA    Free    sfrecpark.org/destination/seward-mini...

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The Seward Mini Park is not for the kiddos – complete with two steep slides, this is adults-only fun!

Mission Bowling Club

San Francisco CA    $10-50    missionbowlingclub.com

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An awesome 21+ bowling alley (with family hours Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) where you can grab dinner, drinks, or brunch.