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October 30, 2017

MYSF Insider Tips


 Outer Sunset Edition

Read through the great insider tips listed below that were submitted from our local experts.

MYSF Insider Tips

I had the opportunity to volunteer for MYSF at their Outer Sunset event held at 3 Fish Studios. There, I met the owners Eric and Annie, husband and wife, and got to learn the origin of the name for 3 Fish Studios. 

I had a short conversation with Annie about the origin of the name for 3 Fish Studios where I initially asked about the similarities of the name – 3 Fish Studios and Hook Fish Co. (located across the street on Irving) – and whether it was just a coincidence, being that they are both located a block away from Ocean Beach. In contrast, Annie explained that the name is derived from the Galvin coat-of-arms from Annie’s family in Ireland. After our conversation, I checked out their website where I learned more information about Eric and Annie’s background, along with the design and meaning of the Galvin coat-of-arms. 

In terms of the environment and people, 3 Fish Studios is vibrant and colorful. Eric and Annie are both very welcoming and talented individuals. I recommend 3 Fish Studios to visitors because it’s easily accessible by public transportation (just hop on the N-Judah streetcar); it supports local businesses and is affordable. Most importantly, Annie’s art prints are so cute and whimsical; I mean, who doesn’t love bears!?  

Featured Insider: Paola Lumagbas

A Visitor Service Representative at Alcatraz and an R.P.T. student at SFSU

I purchased two pieces of art from the artist owners of 3 Fish Studios. They now hang in my bnb and I am now enrolling in one of their screen printing classes. I also have always loved the Java Cafe as a staple for Ocean Beach visiting.

-Ashley, an Airbnb Host of San Francisco

The Outer Sunset has been able to grow businesses that can serve the locals there and therefore the Airbnb guests with keeping its sleepy local feel and keeping some of its history prime with a taste of its Irish settling.

-Dee R, an Airbnb Host of San Francisco

The Sunset District is a really great place for a one-day tour, a place full of food, recreation, Ocean Beach, art and much more. Some places to visit in the Sunset are the Moraga Steps, Lake Merced, Ocean Beach, etc.

-Ralsy, a Recreation, Parks, and Tourism student from SF State University

In the outer Sunset, a warm and sunny day is paradise. A cool night with a cup of coffee at Java Beach Cafe or a beer at Woods Outbound Beer Co., a stroll through 3 Fish Studios, and a fresh poke dinner from Hook Fish Co. can't be beat!

-Lisa Marie Abdelmalek from the Visitor Information Center

Expect the unexpected! Because I did not expect to eat amazing poke in the Sunset area!

-Enna Kanazawa, a Recreation, Parks and Tourism student from SF State University

If you love beach towns, let me tell you, you will fall in love with the Sunset. There are not only great restaurants but also great experiences to be had in this part of San Francisco. Take some time and visit the uniquely quaint Sunset District.

-Joe Litehiser, an Airbnb Host

Check out more about the Outer Sunset here!

Airbnb San Francisco Locals List


Whether you're into local produce or burritos, graffiti or go-go dancing, getting lost on a hike or amongst the shelves in an old Beat hangout, feeling like a local here takes nothing more than an open mind and a healthy dose of curiosity.

Airbnb reached out to their eclectic San Francisco host community and compiled a list of their neighborhood favorites. Illustrated by Agnes Lee, The Local List will guide you through muraled alleys and reclusive vistas, from the Embarcadero to Lands End and back. Click here to check it out. 

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