San Francisco is one of the most beautiful, diverse cities in the world. This means that if you live here, you probably have a lot of friends and family who want to come visit… a lot. And said friends will want to sleep on your couch, solicit you to be their tour guide, bring them to your favorite bars, and have you take them to the best restaurants in SF. And of course, you’ll happily oblige.
It’s up to you to design an itinerary chock full of only the most excellent things to do, all of which will show them why you love this city so much — which they may be shocked to learn, has nothing to do with Fisherman’s Wharf (although you’ll be going there anyway). To help out, we’ve gathered the best, locals-approved things to do around San Francisco that don’t involve shopping or going anywhere close to Union Square.