Although tchotchkes, magnets, sweatshirts and mugs can be found at any of San Francisco‘s most-trafficked tourist areas like Fisherman’s Wharf or Pier 39, with a little digging, one can easily walk away with a more memorable souvenir of the City by the Bay.
If you’re in the mood for something edible, you can’t go wrong with San Francsico’s signature bread, sourdough. The bread was first created by the Boudin family in 1849, when wild yeasts native to the area gave a significant flavor to their homemade French bread. Boudin still makes its famous loaves today, so grab a couple of baguettes before you head to the airport. Tartine, in the Mission District, is another bakery that’s renowned for its amazing sourdough.
Sports fans should head to the Giants’ Dugout, where they can score plenty of orange and black gear from the beloved baseball team. From zip-up jackets to socks, there’s something for everyone at the store inside AT&T Park.
Want to remember your stay with a piece of art? Local artist Michael Schwab has created a variety of retro-inspired prints that feature the city’s most loved landmarks, from Alcatraz to Crissy Field.