Trusted Guide to San Francisco

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I moved out here to San Francisco over five years ago from the east coast with the intention of ‘checking out’ what California had to offer. Five years later, I’ve found myself with still so much to explore while also refining my list of favorite things to do and places to eat in this amazing city. It’s really hard to explain what make San Francisco so special but if you spend enough time here, you’ll get it.

I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to explore every corner of my current ‘home’. San Francisco has far more to offer than being arguably one of the best places to work as a nurse. From diverse cuisines, cultures, residents, visitors to weather, terrain, neighborhoods, activities, and views, San Francisco pretty much has something for everyone. Whether you’re here to visit, for a contract or two, or relocating for the foreseeable future, we’re giving you the scoop on our faves.

RESTAURANTS
The Progress

The date-night, parents-in-town, go-tos:
The Progress: Okay, so State Bird Provisions might the more popular sister of these two but TheProgress is unfairly underrated. Don’t believe the hype – skip the State Bird line for what The Progress has to offer.
Marlowe
Liholiho
Nomica
House of Prime Rib
54 Mint

The dependables: These ones are faves mostly because they’re completely dependable for food, availability, and service. Authentic mexican, mediterranean, or vietnamese cuisines with locations throughout the entire city. They’re all fairly quick and can be eaten there or taken to go (especially if you’re headed to one of the parks below).
Tacolicious
Souvla
Bun Mee

The fave: Burmese Kitchen: My favorite restaurant here in SF that I’ve thought more than twice about including in here because part of me selfishly doesn’t want to let the cat out of the bag. My personal faves? The coconut noodle soup, ginger salad, coconut rice, chicken biryani, and curry chicken. Oh! And of course a side of roti.

Jane

CAFES & COFFEE SHOPS
Jane
Blue Bottle
Reveille
The Mill
Equator
Philz
Ada’s

BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, ETC.
Mama’s

Kitchen Story
Foreign Cinema

BARS & HAPPY HOURS
El Techo
Trick Dog
Amelie
Harper & Rye
21st Amendment
Local Edition

Alamo Square

PARKS
SF parks can be more hopping than a Jersey shore beach in the middle of July. You can find pretty much anything you’re looking for here whether it’s a tan, beverage, snack, puppies, a game of pick-up basketball, tennis, or spike ball, or some of the most intriguing people watching on the west coast.
Lafayette
Duboce
Alamo Square
Salesforce Transbay Transit Center

TOURISTY TO-DO’s
Alcatraz
Bike the Bridge
Sausalito
Painted Ladies (see Alamo Square above)

Scribe

DAY TRIPS & WEEKEND GETAWAYS
Napa/Sonoma
Wineries:
Scribe
Laird Family Winery
Ram’s Gate
Peju Province

Tahoe
Santa Cruz
Yosemite
Russian River

 

Sarah Gray
Sarah is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse III at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and a UCSF 2017 Evidence Based Practice Fellow. A New Jersey native, Sarah graduated from Penn Nursing and has been living in San Francisco ever since. She's been an athlete her whole life and continues to be passionate about health, fitness, and making the most of all opportunities. She continues to harness her passion for innovation and process improvement in her role as Founding Clinician at Trusted Health.