Sea bowl is a blast to spend the day with friends and family!! It's right next to the beach and has a pretty good arcade. Make reservations early-- we had to wait almost an hour for the league of bowlers to clear out. Besides that, it's soooooo much fun!!!
Ghirardelli is famous in SF for its chocolate, and the store is enough to make anyone drool. The prices are INSANE, but I guess that's the cost for good quality. Free samples are rare sadly, but the tiny chocolates (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, whiet chocolate, chocolate w/ caramel) can be pretty cheap if you just want a tiny sample to tide over a chocolate craving.
It's not quite as good as the real Japan, but it's great if you just want a little taste of the culture. There are restaurants all over the center, and little shops that are always inexpensive and great to look around in. I personally love the crepe house upstairs, but I'm a rather picky eater. Festivals are going on a lot of the time, and Japan Town has flyers and info on all the happenings.
I can't give a first hand account of the Senior Center (since I'm only in high school), but I can tell you this: The senior center is the best senior center I've ever been in. It's really large, and clean, and has a ton of activities going on for the seniors to gte involved with. My school put on a play there for the seniors, and my friends and I have wanted to come down and play Bingo with the seniors. It's more than just your average, dull senior center!!
Jamba Juice has quickly become one of my new favorite treats, which is surprising because it's so healthy! The energy boost really seems to work, and the smoothies are great if you're on the go.
I've been to this theatre quite a few times, and it has never been a bad experience. They have a good selection of movies, and the location is really easy to get to-- it's right in the middle of the city near all the bus routes. The snacks are fine, and the bathrooms are usually pretty clean (which is more important that you'd think!). The staff is always pretty friendly, and I never have any problems here. It's a great place to catch a movie!
As a SF native, Coit tower wasn't all that memorable for me. The traditional Mexican murals were beautiful as was the view from the top, but other than that there wasn't much going on. It's a pretty mellow visiting place, and the lines are practically inexistant. There are a lot of stairs, so be prepared for the climb
The cable cars are a pretty unique experience, and are totally classic San Francisco. They are one of the few really interesting and still fun "tourist" attractions. Holding onto the railing while leaning over the car as it goes up the tall hills and beatiful scnery that is SF is definitely worth the wait and the money.
PROS: street entertainers perform while you wait, fun, interesting, unique
CONS: bit of a wait, $$
Rebels Elite is not only a competitve cheerleading and dance gym, it's a family and a lifestyle. I've been training with Rebels for almost two years now, and I've learned new skills in tumbling, jumping, stunting, dancing, etc. The atmosphere is always sooo friendly and laid back, they are the most supportive people I know. I wouldn't recommend any other cheer gym but Rebels!!! And an added bonus-- their uniforms are hot! lol.
PROS: spring floor and trampoline, new mirrors, easy parking, friendly and fun!!
CONS: um... none!!!
The first thing when Shaw's comes to mind-- the happiest and sweetest place on earth (besides Disneyland)! Shaw's is packed from wall to wall with every type of candy, sweet, and ice cream you could think of. It's a little old fashioned, but the ice cream is fantastic and they serve good-sized portions. I highly recommend the chocolate fudge ice cream-- it's killer!