Flora Grubb Gardens
Like a mirage in the desert, Flora Grubb gardens are a lush oasis smack in the middle of Bayview-a sort of urban no-man’s-land, one of the best things to do in San Francisco. The area may feel a tad rough but take our word for it: This is a hip, peaceful spot to spend a Sunday afternoon. When you first arrive at Flora Grubb, head to the coffee bar, where local fave Ritual Roasters serves a full complement of espresso drinks and a few vegan snacks. Since San Francisco is often chilly, you’ll appreciate the warm drink as you make your way through the jungle of towering palms, exotic succulents, and hanging orchids so bizarre that you might think you’ve landed on the set of a sci-fi film.