Noe Valley Voice July-August 2012

On 24th Street

Asked on Sunday, June 24, in front of Holey Bagel on 24th Street near Sanchez Street:

What is your favorite tourist attraction in San Francisco?


Interviews by Shayna Rubin


Anja Christensen, Castro Street: I think that it’s fun to just walk around the neighborhoods and look at the buildings with visiting family and friends. Last week, I went hiking with my parents around the Marin Headlands and the Sutro Baths area.


Alan, Viola and Fynn Malek, Noe Street: The California Academy of Sciences is a great tourist attraction. Right now we have a 2-1/2-year-old son who loves to see the sharks there, so we bring visitors with kids there.


Sarah Dirrenberger, Chatta­nooga Street: Chrissy Field is a great tourist attraction. It has native birds and plants so you can bring visitors to get a taste of California’s nature here in the city.


Emily Bailard, Jersey Street: I like to take visitors to the “ice cream trifecta” of San Francisco: Smitten, Bi-Rite, and Humphrey Slocomb. Who doesn’t like ice cream?


Enrico Pagayucan, Vicksburg Street: I think Twin Peaks is a great destination—it’s a good detour on a first date. The views are beautiful and you can see all the bridges.


Charlotte Crowe, Alvarado Street: I like to take visitors to Point Reyes and the Pelican Inn there. Point Reyes is a beautiful place that combines the beach and the forest—it’s great for camping. I’ll be taking my brother there soon.


Sarah, Chloe, and Sadie Stein, San Jose Avenue: When family comes to town, we like to take them to Alcatraz. We love to get on the boat and enjoy the views of San Francisco.


Clark Franklin, Sanchez Street: I take relatives from Pennsylvania and friends from Los Angeles for a walk on the Embarcadero. I make sure to take them to Pier 23 and Red’s Java House there.