I had attended my neices christening at St. Josephs church a couple of years ago and I sometimes attend mass here too with my mom who lives in Pinole. It is much larger that St. Patricks in Rodeo but is in an older building. There are more people that attend mass here and they have a Filipino mass on Sundays.
St. Patrick's Church is a small Catholic church that can be difficult to find if you don't get written directions. It is in a small building which is fairly new and clean with a small parking lot on the sides. They have a church hall towards the back and also a parish school.
Something Anything is a jewelry store located in the Ghirardelli Square shopping mall. It is a really wonderful store selling a lot of different jewelry like rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. I found a lot of their items very appealing and I wouldnt mind owning them if I had the money to buy them all.
Helpers Home is located on the lower level of the Ghirardelli Square shopping mall and is a retail store carrying art and crafts type of merchandise. They have many knick knacks and other gift items that are cute and interesting but a bit expensive. They also sell some vintage clothing which are really neat to look at but I wouldnt necessarily buy.
Glass Creations located by the fountain area of the Ghirardelli Square shopping mall. It is a wonderful specialty store selling everything that has to do with glass like jewelry and home dcor items. The items are just beautiful to look at and definitely would make great gifts for a special someone. Their prices are a bit on the high end though.
One of A Kind Gifts is located on the lower level of the Ghirardelli Square shopping mall and is a really interesting store to shop in. I love their vases which are really unique and beautiful to look at. Their furniture are really interesting too because they are oddly shaped and definitely would catch anyones attention and curiosity.
The China Jade & Art Center is located inside the famous Ghirardelli Square shopping mall and is a really nice store that sells asian jewelry and home dcor. They carry a lot of jade jewelry like bangles and pendants, very beautiful. The staff are friendly and are eager to help you find exactly what you need.
The Ghirardelli Square is a great little mall that used to be a chocolate factory. Now it house several stores and restaurants. It is a very nice shopping mall with even a water fountain in the middle square. There are a few clothing stores, jewelry stores and gift stores as well. An, of course, there are the Ghirardelli chocolate stores as well. Its really close to Fishermans wharf on the west end of it.
I love to stroll around in the Strybing Arboretum which is located in Golden Gate Park. It is a beautiful botanical garden with many species of plants from all over the world in the same garden. They even have a pond there that is just peaceful and relaxation to sit by.
I always use the Fifth & Mission Yerba Buena Garage whenever I go to shop at downtown San Francisco. It is just within walking distance and I believe is the cheapest and biggest garage close to Union Square. They have several floors (5 if I remember correctly) and they charge a flat rate if you want to leave your car there all day.