Sundaes, cemeteries and a $2 tour of San Francisco 

Faves and raves by Nannette Mickle (Click on the picture to see Nannette's faves!)

PERSONAL STATS

Age:
43

Years in The City: 21

Neighborhood: Diamond Heights

Occupation: Books groups for Hostelling International at www.sfhostels.org

Self Description: Working in the travel industry gives her the chance to show off The City to visitors from all around the world; the best part is getting their feedback on the literal and figurative ups and downs of San Francisco.

FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE

Toy Boat Dessert Cafe

WHERE:
401 Clement St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues

WHAT: Excellent mint chip, interesting collectibles

INFO: (415) 751-7505

I treat myself to a mint chocolate chip ice cream sundae (hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts — no cherry) while gazing at the amazing collectibles inside. Pee Wee Herman!

FAVORITE PET CEMETERY

Presidio Pet Cemetery

WHERE:
The Presidio, McDowell Avenue and Cowles Street

WHAT: Feed your inner goth

INFO: www.nps.gov/prsf/historyculture/pet-cemetery.htm

I find that I need to feed my inner goth from time to time. This is the perfect spot in The City to nourish her.

FAVORITE PLACE TO SEE A FILM

New People Cinema

WHERE:
1746 Post St., between Webster and Buchanan streets

WHAT: Even the bathrooms are high quality

INFO: (415) 525-8600 or www.vizcinema.com

This underground cinema inside New People shows some of the hottest films from Japan. Check out the bathrooms. I am not kidding — they are incredible.

FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE BHANGRA DANCE CLASSES

Dholrhythms Dance Company

WHERE:
3221 22nd St., at Mission Street

WHAT: Feel like a Bollywood star

INFO: (415) 694-9080 or www.dholrhythms.com

Bhangra is one of the most uplifting and joyous forms of dancing you can experience, and you feel like a Bollywood star. Working out never felt this good. Namaste!

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET ACUPUNCTURE

Dr. Johnson You

WHERE:
245 Clement St., between Third and Fourth avenues

WHAT: Who can deny Roger Daltrey’s taste?

INFO: (415) 387-9738

I’ve had amazing results from this talented doctor. There is a photo on display of the doctor with Roger Daltrey. See me, feel me, touch me, heal me.

FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE GLAMOUR SHOTS

The Palace of Fine Arts

WHERE:
3301 Lyon St., at Bay Street

WHAT: Perfect backdrop for glamour shots

INFO: (415) 563-6504 or www.palaceoffinearts.org

You’ll see a lot of wedding parties getting their photos done here. Who says you have to get married to take some glamour shots? Work it, girl!

FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE YOUR SCOOTER

Golden Gate Park

WHERE:
Between the Sunset and the Richmond

WHAT: Beautiful, scenic city drive

INFO: www.sfrecpark.org/ggp.aspx

Head into the park on Fell Street and continue down John F. Kennedy Drive. Zip past the Conservatory of Flowers, vroom past Spreckels Lake, honk at the bison and keep going all the way to the ocean.

FAVORITE STREETCAR RIDE

The F Train

WHERE:
Inbound toward Fisherman’s Wharf, outbound towards The Castro

WHAT: A transit line that doubles as a city tour

INFO: www.sfmuni.com/f

There are tons of ways to experience being a tourist in your own city. The F is my little secret $2 bargain-basement hop-on-hop-off bus tour from The Castro to Fisherman’s Wharf.

FAVORITE BOOKSTORE TO OGLE AT MANGA

Kinokuniya Bookstore

WHERE:
1581 Webster St., between Geary Boulevard and Post Street

WHAT: Terrific selection of Japanese comics

INFO: (415) 567-7625 or www.kinokuniya.com

You’ll also find newspapers, magazines, videos, music CDs, stationery and the most kawaii (cute) gifts on the face of the Earth.

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