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July 7, 2020

How to Experience San Francisco Safely: What's Open

San Francisco is officially in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 recovery plan and has started the gradual process of reopening individual businesses and attractions. However, these changes are contingent upon the city's continued progress fighting COVID-19. When going out, residents will be required to

  • Wear face coverings, whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Practice social distancing of at least six feet apart from other people.
  • Frequently wash their hands and thoroughly clean of high-touch surfaces.

Here what is currently open in San Francisco during Phase 2b.

  • Restaurants for outdoor service, curbside pickup or delivery only
  • Indoor retail with approval
  • All curbside retail for goods
  • Botanical gardens
  • Outdoor historical sites
  • Outdoor museums
  • Dog parks
  • Parks, beaches, and skate parks
  • Golf with limits
  • Tennis (singles-only outside a household) with no shared equipment

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Beaches

They may not be the hot and sunny kind that Southern California is known for, but San Francisco has no shortage of beaches. If you’re looking for a beautiful outdoor excursion where you can keep your distance, San Francisco’s beaches offer breathtaking views as well as plenty of hiking, surfing, relaxing and more.

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Parks

With more than 220 parks and open spaces, the possibilities for experiencing the great outdoors in San Francisco are endless.

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Hiking

If you're ready to go beyond regular walking tours and actually hike through San Francisco and beyond, we've got options and space for everyone. One specific option is the new Crosstown Trail, which offers you the chance to bike, hike, and run along a 17-mile route that crosses diagonally through San Francisco. Venture through some of the neighborhoods, parks, and cultural sites that make this city special.

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Golf

For a city that’s easy to navigate without a car, there’s a lot of driving—and putting—in San Francisco. Here's our round-up of great golf courses both public and private, within and beyond San Francisco city limits.

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Restaurants

Northern California has robust agriculture, providing top-quality ingredients to the chefs of our city year-round. Even now, under the current situation, people in San Francisco can dine on some of the best food in the world, as the city’s restaurants retool their culinary excellence for take-out service.

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Transportation

As San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area slowly reopen, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) are looking to welcome visitors back and ensure that the safety and health of passengers is their top priority.

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