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We have called South San Francisco home for the last 2 years after moving from Dallas, Texas and have discovered so many great local places to visit and things to do.  Although South San Francisco is right on the doorstep of all the fun activities in San Francisco, it has plenty of attractions itself.  We want to share some of our favorites that you have to try.

Grab Lunch at Little Luca's

Little Luca’s has been serving South San Fran since the 1980’s, and offers a wide array of subs, sandwiches and scrumptious goodies for you to munch on. On the outside it doesn't look like much - an old house turned restaurant with no frills picnic tables on the outside but it’s the perfect place for an afternoon snack or a full-on lunch hour. The sandwiches are large enough for two people and only $8.  You know it's good because there is usually a line out the door but well worth the wait.  Check them out! http://bit.ly/1MjOpHm

Little Luca's Sandwich Shop - Best Lunch Spot in South San Francisco


Stay at the Inn at Oyster Point

With close proximity to the airport, Oyster Point provides the perfect place to lay your head while in San Francisco. They have complimentary shuttles and absolutely stunning views of the bay right below. With extensive lawns and walking trails located just outside the Inn, this is a must-stay location for anyone visiting the area.  http://bit.ly/1RvVAyt 

Inn at Oyster Point - South San Francisco Best Place to Stay


Visit See’s Candies

See’s Candies is a sweet delight for any trip. They have been making authentic and homemade candies for decades, and every single time you come to the shop you get a free sample! What’s better than free candies and chocolate? Nothing in our opinion, so be sure and stop by their shop when you head to South San Fran. http://bit.ly/1UzOh98

See's Candy Factory Tour - Best Activities in South San Francisco


Shop South San Francisco’s Farmer Market

Organic everything is all the rage these days, and the South San Francisco’s Farmer’s Market is sure to satisfy your craving for everything that comes out of the ground. Open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm May-November, the market offers arts and crafts in addition to delicious homegrown foods. If you come on the weekend, you’ll want to stop by. http://bit.ly/1S1Rzfm

South San Francisco Farmer's Market - Best South Bay Activities


Explore Centennial Way Park

If you want to catch up on some history while enjoying the great outdoors, then you should put Centennial Way Park on your itinerary.  It's a landmark in a beautifully landscaped setting featuring a bike trail, baseball field and a dog park.  http://bit.ly/1LCjmqg

Centennial Way Park South San Francisco


Ride the Ferry from Oyster Point to San Francisco

San Francisco is all about the bay and embracing the uniqueness of this amazing place. If you want to take in something authentically San Fran, then ride the Ferry from Oyster Point back to San Francisco.  You will see the entire bay and end up at the tourist destination Fisherman's Wharf. http://bit.ly/1jA75BC

Oyster Point Ferry South San Francisco - Best Things to Do




Get Coffee at Philz

New in the neighborhood, but offering killer vibes and amazing coffee, Philz is a quintessential San Francisco coffee shop. Each cup of coffee is brewed to order, and you can customize your coffee blends according to taste. Stop by and soak up the rays on the patio.  Try the Mojito blend with fresh mint (of course non-alcoholic)  http://bit.ly/1UzSGc9

Philz Coffee South San Francisco - Best Coffee


Hike Signal Hill Park

Bring your hiking boots and take in the sights, by hiking Signal Hill Park in South San Francisco. You can even slide down the letters at the top of the hill if you’re adventurous. The hike takes about 30 minutes round trip, so consider that when planning your day.  http://bit.ly/22sRCvy

Signal Hill Hike South San Francisco


Treat Yourself at Paris Baguette

San Francisco is well known for its eclectic cultural vibe. If you want to snag something on the sweet side, then check out the Paris Baguette. Fresh baked French pastries await you at this lovely bakery in South San Francisco.  Find a huge variety of pastries and baked goods in this Paris-Asian inspired modern bake shop. https://www.facebook.com/PBCA0023/

Paris Baguette in South San Francisco - Best Bakery


Have Drinks at Molloy’s Tavern

Located in an old hotel turned tavern, Molloy’s Tavern serves up pints of Guinness and karaoke throughout the week. Old antiques and beautiful décor make it super fun to grab a couple of drinks after a long day of hiking or pastry eating!  This place is right out of Dublin and an absolute institution in South SF.  http://bit.ly/1pYzyYW

Molloy's Tavern - Best Bar in South San Francisco


Those are our favorites, tell us some of the best place to try to South San Francisco that we should check out.  Just leave your entries in the comments below.  Oh and of course visit us!


  • Posted On April 04, 2016 by Bea

    Nice blog post! It’s good to be reminded of things to do & see in South City.

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