San Francisco: On the Ground

Insider Tour San Francisco: On the Ground

Mark Twain famously noted that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Well, the microclimates of the City by the Bay might make the summer a little cool, but the San Fran food, art, and nightlife scenes are hot all year long. From the city’s literary history to its cultural activism to the flourishing foodie finds to the vibrant bar scene, W San Francisco Insider Sara Hamza shows off the best places to leave your heart in San Francisco.


Freda Salvador

2416 Fillmore St


Get a taste of Spain in the heart of SF with handcrafted leather shoes at Freda Salvador. Taking classic designs to the next level, unexpected details make these kicks unique and a knowledge of the active city dweller keeps them always comfortable.


Rocha Art Gallery

466 Brannan St


Always supporting emerging artists and creating community based program, Rocha Art stands out as a place to see and experience artwork in a truly inviting gallery setting.


Off The Grid

2 Marina Blvd


Do dinner right with an epic food truck meet up at the most scenic locations. Taste all the best bites from the city’s most popular foodie vehicles while you take in the views by the water, listen to live music, and connect with the locals. Just make sure you bring a blanket and extra jacket!



1760 Polk St


Take a swig of cocktail culture at its best at 1760, where mixing drinks is an art form. Try the house gin and tonic with mint, cumin, and mezcal for a new twist on a classic.