If you are going to San Francisco…
Hey, this time the destination is San Francisco. Is almost impossible not to love this city, one of the most modern and well developed. There, sustainability is considered a serious issue before the subject became fashionable. And organic food, recycling, bicycles and vintage shopping are more than trends – are almost laws.
It was in San Francisco that emerged, or gained prominence, some of the most important movements of the counterculture, like hippies, the beatnik (from the underground writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg) and the demonstrations for civil rights of blacks and gays.
At least one time you must see the turistic points: Golden Gate, Lombard Street, Exploratorium, and the region of Fisherman’s Wharf.
I took the rest of the tips from a magazine called gloss. They talked about the Mission District, neighborhood loved by the hipsters. The Valencia Street is full of stores and wonderful thrifts, bars, alternative galleries. The Dolores Park is perfect for a picnic.
A classic trip is to walk through Haight Street. You can start by the Golden Gate Park, pass through the Haight Ashbury… On the contrary, Castro is a gay neighborhood. It was there that Harvey Milk started the demonstrations for civil rights of gays, during the 70’s. At the Filmore Street, you can see more sophisticated trading, there are brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Jonathan Adler. Even if you are not interested on shopping, just taking a look is worth. The street is full of charming cafes.
Near Filmore you can find Little Tokyo, there are wonderful asian restaurants and the New People (http://www.newpeopleworld.com/). North Beach is the italian neighbourhood, the library City Lights (http://www.citylights.com/) stays there and you can’t missed it. To end this spin around the World, there is Chinatown.