San Francisco is full of many neighborhoods. On Sacramento Street, you can see the old Victorians of Laurel Heights, shop at local stores, and eat at cozy restaurants.
Sacramento Street between Spruce and Lyon Streets is a local treat. Come about 3 in the afternoon. Park on the Sacramento Street or nearby California Street in a metered parking spot, or go a few blocks in either direction for a relatively easy to find parking spot. Parking is free on Sundays.
There are several consignment stores on the street, carrying both men’s and women’s clothes. At 3525 Sacramento is The Designer Consigner, an upscale store that carries mostly designer brands and has a charming staff. Down the block at 3483is Goodbyes, which is filled to the brim with women’s clothing, including a great selection of clothes, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic, even some vintage finds. Lots of shoes in the back and private dressing rooms. Across the street, there is a Goodbyes men’s store, plus the women’s sale outlet.
A lovely specialty sweater store, Three Bags Full, at 3314 Sacramento, carries imported and hand knit sweaters and accessories.
After a couple of hours of shopping, take a quick trip to Italy at the Osteria Cucina Ristorante at 3277 Sacramento. Just to be safe, call ahead for a table. Ask for one in the window so you can watch the passers-by. Enjoy Italian specialties, including delicious pasta dishes and salads. The wait staff is friendly and knows many of the customers by their first names.
If you still have some energy, cross the street to the Vogue Theatre, an almost 100-years-old movie house, which shows art house movies. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theatre Association, dedicated to preserving the old movie houses, saved this neighborhood theatre.