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tea's bay-area musts

tea employees are sharing their best kept secrets; the hidden (and not so hidden) gems of san francisco. we hope this board helps you explore our city like a local.
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Zachary's Chicago Pizza

From a Chicagoan, this deep dish pizza is competitive with those touted in the Windy City! And, what kid doesn’t like extra cheese?

Zachary's Chicago Pizza

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The Wave Organ

The Wave Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay.

The Wave Organ - Marina - San Francisco, CA

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Golden Gate Park

Walking, museums (my personal favorite is the academy of sciences), nature, bike riding, buffalo, tea gardens, golf, frolf, windmills, lakes, what doesn’t it have?

Golden Gate Park

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Humphry Slocombe

Anything from Bacon Ice Cream to plain old malted milk ice cream, this place has ice cream for both kids and adults.

Humphry Slocombe

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La Taqueria

Hard tacos at a Mexican joint that are freshly made and authentic are delicious and even better with guacamole and sour cream. Plus, kids like tacos.

La Taqueria

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Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium

Take an interactive excursion through total darkness in our Tactile Dome. Crawl, slide, and bump your way through the pitch-dark Dome using your sense of touch as your only guide through its chambers and mazes.

Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium

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Bakesale Betty

You should go back for a fried chicken sandwich - worth waiting in a line around the block. No tables, just ironing boards that function as a counter for devouring this calorie-worthy sandwich. Hold the jalapeños for the kiddos!

Bakesale Betty - Temescal - Oakland, CA

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Pizzaiolo

Complete with bocce ball and twinkle lights, delicious drinks and rustically elegant setting. Before or after, wander out the back to the alley with tiny artist shops or out the front door for local boutiques like Ruby's Garden.

Pizzaiolo - Temescal - Oakland, CA

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Alameda Point Antiques Faire

First Sunday of every month, this flea market is one of the largest around! From vintage clothing to refurnished dining tables, this will keep the family busy for hours.

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

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Aziza

Best drinks in town.

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Rag Co-Op

Nicely designed goods, designed by locals and made locally.

Rag Co-Op - Western Addition - San Francisco, CA

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Kinokuniya Bookstore

Another great book store to check out while you're in town.

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Exploratorium

Take the kids here for a day and watch their heads spin. This place is amazing!

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Foreign Cinema

I always take out of town guests here. Great ambiance, good food and good drinks.

Foreign Cinema

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Books, Inc.

Great kid’s section for new books

Books, Inc.

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Little Paper Planes Shop

One of our favorite places to find indie goods.

Little Paper Planes Shop

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Green Apple Books

Great new and used books

Green Apple Books

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Cartoon Art Museum

Favorite tiny museum fun for kids and kids at heart. We especially love the animation concept exhibits.

Cartoon Art Museum

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Seward Street Slides

These cement slides are fun for the whole family!

Seward Street Slides

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Japanese Tea Garden

Inside Golden Gate Park - The big playground and carrousel are close-by, as is the Japanese Tea Garden, Flower Conservatory etc.

Japanese Tea Garden

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de Young Museum

The top of the tower at the DeYoung museum – it’s free (you don’t have to buy admission to go) and it has the most awesome view of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. Plus, it’s right across from the Academy of Sciences (fun for the little ones, but long lines!).

de Young Museum

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