San Fran
Mamacita is one of San Fran.

1. Mamacita

2317 Chestnut St (at Scott St), San Francisco, CA
Taco Place · Marina District · 86 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Chilaquiles, seafood and more are served up with terrific margaritas and a bar-and-grill-meets-Mexico interior. Read more.

Marlowe is one of San Fran.

2. Marlowe

500 Brannan St (at 4th St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · SoMa · 161 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: What do we like more, the Marlowe burger or those fried Brussels sprouts chips? Don't make us choose! Read more.

Morimoto Napa is one of San Fran.

3. Morimoto Napa

610 Main St, Napa, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Central Napa · 193 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Contemporary Japanese food from the Iron Chef himself. Don't miss the yose dofu or Duck, Duck Goose. Read more.

Zero Zero is one of San Fran.

4. Zero Zero

826 Folsom St (btwn 4th St & 5th St), San Francisco, CA
Pizza Place · SoMa · 334 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Crisp chicken thighs, burrata ravioli, blistered pizzas, great cocktails. What's not to like? Read more.

University of California, Berkeley is one of San Fran.

5. University of California, Berkeley

108 Mlk Student Un (at Bancroft Way), Berkeley, CA
University · University of California-Berkeley · 77 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: The Morrison Reading Room, an architecturally beautiful space filled with stuffed chairs and entertaining titles, is open to the public. At the entrance to Doe Library. Read more.

Wexler's is one of San Fran.

6. Wexler's

568 Sacramento St (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
BBQ Joint · Financial District · 59 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Barbecue goes upscale at this spot. Try their barbecued Scotch eggs, and or sip on a mint julep served in a frosty metal cup. Read more.

Boot & Shoe Service is one of San Fran.

7. Boot & Shoe Service

3308 Grand Ave (btwn Lake Park Ave & Mandana Blvd), Oakland, CA
Pizza Place · Lakeshore · 125 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: It may be the little sibling of Charlie Hallowell's Pizzaiolo, but it's just as good. When burrata is on the menu, order it. Read more.

Sidebar is one of San Fran.

8. Sidebar

542 Grand Ave (btwn Euclid & El Embarcadero), Oakland, CA
New American Restaurant · Adams Point · 46 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: On Wednesdays, the restaurant offers the signature twice-baked goat cheese souffle. Michael Bauer still ranks at the top of his all-time list of appetizers. Read more.

Greens Restaurant is one of San Fran.

9. Greens Restaurant

Building A (Fort Mason Center), San Francisco, CA
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · 84 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Sunday brunch is excellent, but early evenings are best for watching the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Read more.

Make-Out Room is one of San Fran.

10. Make-Out Room

3225 22nd St (at Valencia St), San Francisco, CA
Music Venue · Mission District · 69 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Don't miss the "Mortified" nights, when adults share adolescent journal entries, poems, lyrics, home movies and other archives of extreme embarrassment.More in the Mission: Read more.

Rosamunde Sausage Grill is one of San Fran.

11. Rosamunde Sausage Grill

545 Haight St (btwn Fillmore & Steiner St), San Francisco, CA
Hot Dog Joint · Lower Haight · 103 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: The key here is to get your order and take it next door to the Toronado to enjoy with a beer. Don't miss Hamburger Tuesdays. Read more.

San Francisco Zoo is one of San Fran.

12. San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Rd (btwn Sloat Blvd & Armory Rd), San Francisco, CA
Zoo · Lakeshore · 132 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Don't miss the feeding frenzies: Grizzly bears at 11 a.m., penguins at 2:30, pelicans at 3:30. Read more.

Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround is one of San Fran.

13. Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround

Powell St (at Market St), San Francisco, CA
Cable Car · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 88 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Be sure to get on the Powell-Hyde line, which stops at the original Swensen's ice cream parlor, which opened in 1948. Read more.

Ben & Nick's is one of San Fran.

14. Ben & Nick's

5612 College Ave (at Ocean View Dr), Oakland, CA
Bar · Rockridge · 45 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Tuesday's are Trivia Night. It's loud, crowded and a great place to meet smart hotties. The action starts at 8 p.m. Read more.

AT&T Park is one of San Fran.

15. AT&T Park

24 Willie Mays Plz (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Baseball Stadium · South Beach · 679 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: For about $10, enjoy a Cha Cha Bowl of grilled jerk chicken over black beans, rice, veggies and pineapple. Best baseball food ever. Read more.

16. Bi-Rite Creamery

3692 18th St (at Dolores St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Shop · Mission Dolores · 588 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Trust us, you can't go wrong with the Salted Caramel…until you're addicted. Read more.

TWiT Brick House Studios is one of San Fran.

17. TWiT Brick House Studios

140 Keller St, Petaluma, CA
TV Station · 24 tips and reviews
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is one of San Fran.

18. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

10690 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA
American Restaurant · North De Anza Boulevard · 137 tips and reviews
Apple Company Store is one of San Fran.

19. Apple Company Store

1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA
Electronics Store · North De Anza Boulevard · 67 tips and reviews