A Day In: The Marina
Dubbed the “LA of San Francisco,” the Marina has made a name for itself with twenty-something girls sporting Lululemon spandex and finance guys in khakis and Top Siders. But aside from fashion stereotypes, it also provides some of the best views in the City, along with great options for food and entertainment.
Marina local, Deidra tells us her favorite spots.
If you’re looking for the stereotype, you have to go to Tipsy Pig. “Their strawberry fields are to die for – made with fresh strawberries!” But they’re not just about drinks. They know how to keep the customers-their mac-n-cheese with bacon is sure to cure any drinking ailment.
Tequila, Tecate, Taco. For $10? Yes, please. For out of this world guacamole and a good dinner/drink combo, Tacolicious is your spot. It’s especially nice on a warm, sunny day when you can claim a table outside. It’s prime seating for people watching.
Can you say most amazing cupcake in this world? The buttercream isn’t just on top for Susie Cakes. Their large cupcakes are filled with the sweet frosting and their mini cakes are perfect for entertaining. Warning: they’re quite addictive!
For beautiful views of the GG bridge, Marin, and Alcatraz head to the Marina Green. It’s also a great spot to check out the wind surfers, although it can get a bit chilly with the fog rolling in off the Bay. Make sure to stop at The Warming Hut for a cup of jo.
With tour buses rolling in by the hour, the people watching at Palace of Fine Arts is amazing. But there is the opportunity for quiet time as well. It is a peaceful place to just sit and think. It’s a true oasis within the City.
Unless you have the funds for a celebrity wardrobe, you may be left to ogle, but it’s worth it! Two Skirts sells designer clothes, chic accessories, and practical shoes for any event. If you’re lucky, you may walk in during one of their fabulous sales in the back.
The SF Gate wrote a much lengthier piece that goes over the history, the best time to visit, along with other important information pertaining to the Marina. Read it here.