What is the first thing you think of when you think of San Francisco? The trolleys? Maybe the iconic Golden Gate Bridge? How about your favorite sports team? Are you a 49ers fan or maybe a San Francisco Giants supporter? Maybe it is the most crooked street in the world? If you are planning on doing some shopping in San Francisco there are plenty of unique San Francisco souvenirs to buy when you visit this Californian city.
When I travel, I like to buy a flag from the country I am visiting. But when it comes to cities, I look for something that represents the city. I might find that on a fridge magnet, or I might mail myself home a postcard! Everyone has their own ideas of what to buy when they travel, some like jewelry and some like local art. Whatever you are looking for there are plenty of things to buy in San Francisco.
San Francisco Souvenirs | Best Things to buy in San Francisco
SF Souvenir #1 Golden Gate Bridge Replica
Visiting San Francisco is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. And walking, photographing, or biking the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the things you should tick off when you visit the city whether you are staying in the city or glamping nearby! A very typical souvenir from San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge. You can find replica’s of this iconic bridge all over the city. Whether is is a magnet, photo, t shirt or a small replica of the bridge itself, it makes a great piece to take home as a reminder of your trip to San Francisco.
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What to Buy in San Francisco #2: Christmas Ornaments
Another popular thing to buy in San Francisco is a Christmas ornament to place on your Christmas tree at home. Popular ideas are a cable car, a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, a San Francisco 49ers logo or San Francisco Giants memorabilia. There are plenty of things that represent the city that you can take home as a souvenir from San Fran.
Souvenirs from San Francisco #3: Cable Cars
San Francisco cable cars are an iconic part of the culture in San Francisco and one of the most popular things to do. After taking a ride on one, grab yourself a replica to display at home. They look great on coffee tables, window sills or even on your shelf of other souvenirs!
Things to buy in San Francisco #4: Wine
Wine lovers flock to California to enjoy the hundreds of wineries across the state. While in San Francisco, try as many of the California wines as you can and then take your favorites home. Ensure you check the import rules of your home country if you are leaving the USA.
San Francisco Souvenirs #5: SF Giants Gear
The San Francisco Giants are one of the oldest baseball teams and their gear cna be noticed all over the world. Grab yourself a SF Giants ballcap as a souvenir from your trip. You can find them at the stadium and around the city.
The Crookedest Street in the World
Take a drive on the crookedest street in the world and bring home a photo of yourself on the street. It may be a bit hokey, but it always makes for a good conversation if you frame it and put it on the wall.
San Francisco Things to Buy: Levi’s Jeans
Levi’s vintage jeans is something you should be on the look out for while you are in San Francisco. Pre 1900s jeans are kept at an undisclosed location in SF and Levi’s often released vintage jeans inspired by these originals.
San Francisco Shopping
San Francisco is a shopper’s paradise with malls, souvenir shops, and places like Fisherman’s Wharf. You are not going to have a hard time finding the best souvenir for you!
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Lindsay Nieminen hails from Vancouver, Canada and shares her love of travel on this website. She is passionate about showing others that they should not put off traveling the world just because they have young children or are single parents. She aims to encourage them to seek out adventure, whether it is at home or abroad by providing information on how just about everywhere can be a destination to explore as a family.