Social Distancing Activities in San Francisco
Stuck at home? We sure hope so. While it's no fun to put your favorite activities on hold, doing so now means that we can all get back to normal that much sooner.
So while you do your part to help #flattenthecurve, we'll do our part to bring a little bit of San Francisco into your home. From crafts and games, to concerts and artwork, dining options (if you happen to be local) and hotel options (if you don't live alone and want to socially distance), we've got all the ways you can stay active and inspired while helping your community.
Expand Your Mind
Join the #MuseumFromHome crowd and get your arts and culture fix with these virtual exhibition tours and other resources.
Aquarium staff will go live on Facebook and Instagram every Monday and Friday to #BringTheZooToYou. They also have educational programming and fun activities on their site for your newest home-school students. And don't forget their daily Otter Cam!
Bring the world of the natural sciences into your home with educational games, videos, interactive content, and DIY activities. These are all courtesy of the Academy @ Home program.
Explore the online exhibition gallery of "Levi Strauss: A History of American Style" to learn all about one of the most influential San Francisco brands of all time. CJM is also planning online content on a weekly basis. Mondays are dedicated to at-home learning for kids. Tuesdays are for crafting, and Wednesdays offer a #MuseumMomentofZen. Learn about Jewish culture, including Jewish cuisine, on Thursdays and listen to gallery chats every Friday at noon. Sundays will feature long-form content, like lectures, discussions, and interviews.
You can explore the de Young's recent "Soul of a Nation" exhibition, which showcased the art of the Black Power movement.
What to Watch
We've got a collection of San Francisco concerts, performances, and webcams that you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home.
SFJAZZ has a number of recorded performances and artist talks on their YouTube channel. Michael Tilson Thomas, the legendary maestro of the San Francisco Symphony, can be seen on the "Keeping Score" live orchestra series. In exchange for a donation to their Critical Relief Fund, you can see San Francisco Ballet's recent production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". If you feel like getting up and dancing yourself, take a lesson with Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
Want to do a little exploring from home? Journey through the Winchester Mystery House with a free video tour of the estate, or see what life was like aboard the USS Pampanito. Interested in expanding your palette? Parallel Napa Valley offers virtual wine tastings.
For some striking scenery, check out live webcams from Salesforce Tower, Golden Gate Park, and the Exploratorium. If warm fuzzies are what you crave (and who doesn't?), get your cuddly critter fix with the sea lion webcam at PIER 39, assorted webcams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and California Academy of Sciences, and puppy and kitty cams from the SFSPCA.
While many local restaurants have temporarily closed their dining rooms, there are a number of culinary greats that are still open for business and offering take-out or delivery. Here are just some of the choices we can't wait to try.
Alimentari (843 Divisadero St.)
Alimentari will continue to offer to-go orders.
Atelier Crenn (3127 Fillmore St.)
Celebrated chef Dominique Crenn is offering "Crenn Kits" for pickup. Bring comforting, fresh meals into your home. Dessert pastries are included!
Aziza (5580 Geary Blvd.)
For delivery and take-out service, orders can be placed online.
Cassava (519 Balboa St.)
This Outer Richmond neighborhood restaurant is offering orders to-go, including a "Family Meal for Four by Cassava." Orders can be placed online.
China Live (644 Broadway)
Take 20% off on pickup orders made online. They have also started selling jars of cocktails to go. See all the options for your next happy hour.
Del Popolo (855 Bush St.)
Their excellent wood-fired pizza is available for take-out only. Place orders online.
Izakaya Rintaro (82 14th St.)
They are currently offering bentos for pickup. To place an order, call their bento hotline at (415) 517-8539.
Jersey (145 2nd St.)
They are currently offering both delivery and pickup. Orders can be made on Caviar and GrubHub.
Kasa Indian Eatery (Various locations)
For vibrant Indian flavors, Kasa Indian Eatery is offering pickup and delivery at their Castro and Polk St. locations. Orders can be placed online.
Le Marais Bakery (Various locations)
The French bakery is offering delivery and pickup. Information on placing your order can be found here.
Michael Mina (Various locations)
The top-tier talent in the Michael Mina family of restaurants are all pitching in to create exceptional meals available for delivery.
The Morris (2501 Mariposa St.)
Their full menu is available for curbside pickup. Orders can be placed by email.
Nari (1625 Post St.)
If you're craving Thai food, Nari is offering to-go service. Orders can be placed online.
Nopalito (306 Broderick St.)
You can order food to-go and meal kits online.
Patxi's Pizza (Various locations)
Dine on deep-dish pizza with Patxi's Pizza to-go. Orders can be placed online.
Perbacco (230 California St.)
Perbacco and its neighboring sister establishment, Barbacco, are offering both take-out and delivery.
Pizzeria Delfina (3611 18th St.)
Pickup and delivery orders can be placed via their website.
Prairie (3431 19th St.)
This Mission District mainstay now offers prepared dishes and meal kits, as well as pantry goods and cocktails-to-go!
Presidio Social Club (563 Ruger St.)
The restaurant is offering pickup or delivery through Caviar.
Recchitui Confections (801 22nd St.)
You can pick-up some decadent chocolates from their Dogpatch location, or send them to loved ones.
ROOH (333 Brannan St.)
This SoMa staple of progressive Indian dining is now offering delivery service.
Tony's Pizza Napoletana (1570 Stockton St.)
The legendary North Beach pizzeria is now offering to-go cocktails along with its classic pizzas. Don't forget to contribute to their virtual tip jar!
Turner's Kitchen (3505 17th St.)
This popular sandwich shop is accepting pickup or to-go orders by phone. Call (415) 621-3505.
4505 Burgers & BBQ (705 Divisadero St.)
Fill up on your favorite BBQ with pickup and delivery. Information on placing orders can be found online.
Not everyone in the Bay Area has the luxury of living alone or far apart from others. For those who want to practice social distancing from their roommates or family members—whether it be to self-quarantine or just get a little "me" time—there are a number of hotels offering extended stays for Bay Area residents.
Argonaut Hotel (495 Jefferson St.)
The Argonaut Hotel is offering a rate of $88/day for any 7+ night stay through May. Book now.
Silverado Resort and Spa (1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa Valley)
Silverado Resort and Spa offers guest room and villa style suites—with kitchenettes, full kitchens and separate working, living, and sleeping areas—in packages of 7-, 14-, and 30-day extended stays. Book now.
Sports and Exercise
Whether it's in your living room, your backyard, or the streets of your neighborhood, you can still safely get up and get moving.
Bay City Bike Rentals (501 Bay St.)
Since bicycling is still allowed, schedule a ride with Bay City Bike Rentals. They are prepared to provide safe, socially distanced rides around the city. All equipment is sanitized before and after each use. Best of all, they're offering a 50% discount with the code FRESHAIR.
It's one thing to be stuck at home; it's quite another to be stuck at home without any baseball to watch. In the meantime, you can relive some of the San Francisco Giants' greatest moments with the Inside Giants podcast. These exclusive interviews feature some of the team's top living legends.
To keep your future Hall of Famer focused on their studies, check out the Giants' Lou Seal Kids Zone. This free digital education course features puzzles and activities that kids of all ages can enjoy. New items are uploaded every Monday and Thursday.