Valencia is one of my favorite streets in San Francisco (or at least one that is cool and close enough that I frequent it). There are tons of great restaurants, lots of interesting stores, and good people watching. Find hilarious cards for any occasion and any relationship (even bizarre and x-rated ones) at Serendipity. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of great places to choose from, I can vouch for Loló, Tacolicious, and Range. Or grab a tasty alcoholic drink at Locanda, or a latte at Fourbarrel. (Better to go to Fourbarrel for good coffee and people watching than to do work because there is (gasp), no wifi.)
* Serendipity is located at 803 Valencia Street (at 19th Street).
*Tacolicious is located at 741 Valencia Street (at 18th Street) and open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Tacolicious has multiple locations.
*Fourbarrel is located at 375 Valencia Street (at 15th Street), also open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
© Sarah Milstein 2014