3 Hidden Gems In The Heart Of San Francisco

Here are a few hidden but lovely spots to check out if you are tired of the tourist crazed attractions!

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PHOTO Elena Saavedra

Whether you are a Bay Area expert or a first-time visitor, San Francisco always has interesting places to explore. Here are three hidden gems to check out if you are tired of the tourist crazed attractions!

16th Avenue Tiled Steps

A hidden walkway hidden in the hills of the Sunset District, these steps are a gorgeous addition to the hilly landscape. The different scenes designed into the stairs tell a story and are both functional and beautiful!

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PHOTO Elena Saavedra

Home Café

Also in the Sunset District, this café is a great stop for creative coffee drinks. From a cookie monster themed cappuccino to a Unicorn latte, you are bound to have a both Instagram-able and delicious snack!

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PHOTO Elena Saavedra

The Slides at Seward Mini Park

Who said playgrounds are just for kids? Check out this alleyway park tucked away between two apartment buildings for a secret set of concrete slides to travel from one block to another! Make sure to bring a piece of cardboard to sit on and race your friends.

Elena Saavedra


Elena is also the face behind Instagram @travel_without_a_passport who vows to try one new food a week. She's traveled the world from swimming with sharks to grabbing a cool cocktail in hidden bar in Barcelona.

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