San Francisco Fall Bucket List
It's fall! Which is actually our summer here in San Francisco. It's warm out, people go to the beach, there's more alfresco drinking than usual and everyone seems to be skipping work to enjoy the sunshine.
After 10 years of living here, I'm pretty much obsessed with our Indian Summer. It's the best of both of my favorite seasons, combined! But, like all good things, doesn't last long. From September through early October is all we've got. By Halloween, the city is usually frigid, the rain shows up and the sun starts to set far too early. I've put together a bucket list of some of the best ways to take advantage of the smallest, and best season ever.
- Have a bonfire at Ocean Beach
- Ditch work and spend a sunny afternoon in the park
- Have a coconut and rum from the coconut and rum guy in Dolores Park
- Try all the best ice cream in SF
- Dare to venture out for the day without a coat or jacket
- Have a pumpkin spice something from a local bakery
- Head to a local brewery for something seasonal
- Take an urban hike up Telegraph Hill
- Find a roof, and spend the day enjoying the view
- Explore Golden Gate Park
- Take an evening walk around your neighborhood--to go beverage highly recommended
- Stop by a farmer's market and grab some of the last summer produce
- Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Eat and drink al fresco
- Do something cultural--Folsom Street Fair, Autumn Moon Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Castro Street Fair, Fleet Week, Litquake and the Potrero Hill Festival are all packed into the next few weeks!
- Eat your lunch outside every day
- See a Giants game at AT&T Park
- Have a coffee and wander around Flora Grubb Gardens
- Go to a neighborhood you've never been to and explore