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Make Your San Fran Plan with the Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide!

San Francisco is an amazing city overflowing with deliciously-diverse food, breathtaking views, and rich culture. But between its quirky neighborhoods and legendary hills, it can be tricky to navigate without a guide. The last thing you want to do is find yourself walking up Lombard Street in search of a place to eat! 

If you’re headed to the Bay area for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, you’re in luck. The race has created their Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide so you’ll know exactly where to satisfy your sweet tooth and where to shake-out those race day nerves. From breweries to tea gardens, this guide has all of your weekend planning covered!

Golden Gate Bridge
Plan a pit stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for selfies and sightseeing galore!

As you make your San Fran plan check out the Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide Pinterest Board for info on the best spots in town. On race weekend, use the Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide Google Map to help navigate to all the must-see spots. Plus if you snap a pic at any of the locations on our guide and post it to social using the hashtag #SFCityGuideBR, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card from Sports Basement! Read below for more details.

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find in the Best of the Bay guide:

Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide
The Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide breaks down the area’s top spots into key categories so you can find what you need when you need it. 

A day trip to Alcatraz Island will be a highlight of your San Francisco visit.

Top Attractions – There’s a reason that tourists flock to locations such as Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge – these iconic “must-see” sights are worth the visit. The Best of the Bay City Guide includes info on these locales as well as a few “off the beaten path” spots that should be on your list.

Insta-worthy Locations  – Have you even been to San Francisco if you haven’t snapped a selfie in front of the Golden Gate bridge? This guide tells you exactly how to find the most Insta-worthy locations the city has to offer! 

Coffee and Treats – Whether you’re carb loading with a pre-race “cruffin” or getting your caffeine fix with a cup of joe, these coffee and sweet treat locations are the perfect places to satisfy your cravings. 

Shake-Out Routes – Explore the city and shake off your pre-race nerves with some easy-going miles on one of these highly-recommended routes. 

Do your pre-race carb-loading at Johnny Foley’s where you’ll find everything from burgers to fish and chips.

Pre-Race Dinner – At the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, they know that the pre-race dinner is kind of a big deal. Their guide includes a wide variety of carb-loading hot spots offering everything from ramen to fish & chips to power you through race day. 

Post-Race Brunch – Nothing says post-race party better than bRUNch! Dive into a mouth-watering crepe or a fluffy stack of pancakes while chilling with friends at these top picks of the Bay Area brunch scene.

Post-Race Drinks! – A great race deserves a solid celebration! Whether you’re looking for a quirky brew or a more traditional offering, these locations will have something on tap to fit the bill.

Race sponsor Sports Basement has two San Francisco locations to meet all of your last-minute race needs!

Go-To Running Shops – Get connected to San Francisco’s running community by stopping at one of these convenient sports stores. They’re perfect for picking up last minute race-day supplies or just learning more about the local running vibe. 

Places to Stay – Looking for the best places to rest and recharge during your visit? These hotels are conveniently located to the race and all of the city’s “best of the best!”

Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide Sweepstakes Details

During Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon race weekend, (Friday, January 31st to Sunday, February 2nd), use the Best of the Bay San Francisco City Guide Google Map to explore the city. Visit any of the locations in the guide, snap a pic and post it to Twitter or Instagram (Instagram Stories are not eligible) using #SFCityGuideBR and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card from Sports Basement! A winner will be selected at random and notified by February 9th, 2020.

Looking to Register for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon?

Get all signed up for race day by visiting www.getfitkpsf.com and use code “KPSFBIBRAVE” for $5 off the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon!

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