C Mag Recommends: An Insider’s Guide to San Francisco

Unique destinations to visit on your next trip to San Francisco.


Arizmendi Bakery

Address: 1331 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Phone: (415) 566-3117

Arizmendi’s is a co-op bakery located in the Inner Sunset near Golden Gate Park. Every day, they create a different variety of pizza with flavors ranging from “roasted yukon gold potatoes, baby kale, white cheddar, and garlic oil” to “sugar plum tomatoes, roasted garlic, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette.”

[The pizza] comes with a sauce, and it’s really good because we take the half-baked ones home and then we make it and watch TV.

— Priya Gupta, Paly Junior

Asian Art Museum

Address: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 581-3500

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has one of the largest collections of Asian art in the world. In addition to its permanent collections, they have multiple temporary exhibitions.

I really like the Jade exhibit and the glasswork because I find it super cool how they made them hundreds of years ago.

— Priya Gupta, Paly Junior

Dandelion Chocolate

Phone: (415) 349-0942

Address: 740 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Dandelion Chocolate makes small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate in their San Francisco factory. Their location in the Mission District serves pastries and sells a wide selection of their chocolate bars.

I like getting the chocolate chai because I like chai and [the chocolate] tastes super natural, it doesn’t taste fake.

— Anushe Irani, Paly Senior

Lands End

Address: 680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Phone: (415) 426-5240

Lands End is a park with beautiful trails along the cliffs that overlook the Golden Gate Bay. Check out the Sutro Baths ruins too, located below the Lands End Lookout visitor center. If you are looking for amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, come here!

The whole walk is nice, but if you get to the end you can go by the water, which is pretty cool.

— Anushe Irani, Paly Senior

Rainbow Grocery

Address: 1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 863-0620

Rainbow Grocery is a worker-owned coop grocery store specializing in local, sustainable vegetarian food and has a large bulk section. 

They have a lot of cool desserts in the dessert section.

— Anushe Irani, Paly Senior

Museum of Modern Art

Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 357- 4000

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States. Check out their seven floors of galleries along with temporary exhibitions.

Photos by Priya Gupta and Diego Rodriguez