Top Things to Do in the Morning in San Francisco

An average morning in San Francisco, there are plenty of options to explore outdoors! Even though most of us often complain about cold weather or foggy mornings, we all love SF and we want to explore no matter what. In this blog, we will gather some of the ideas that you can consider for a special morning in San Francisco. Scroll through and read about our best morning ideas for San Francisco.

Start Your Day Running In San Francisco

Credit: Nomadic Julien.

San Francisco is known for its morning runners, every morning you can see plenty of people jogging around downtown or piers. If you are considering doing a workout for your next morning, we recommend you to take San Franciscan’s favorite running spot on Embarcadero, starting from Oracle Ballpark until you reach the end of Pier 45. On this 3.5-mile path, you will pass through all piers while you stay on the SF waterfront. Especially, if you want to run more you can pass Fisherman’s Wharf then enjoy running through Marina Green, Crissy Field, and Fort Point. If you choose the extended run, you’ll find yourself getting closer to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Sunrise Walk With Coffee On Piers of San Francisco

Another idea would be to walk on the SF waterfront where you can start from the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf, you can stop by Starbucks and get some warm drink and head over to Fisherman’s Wharf for delicious breakfast. Sunrises are beautiful on the waterfront in San Francisco, as soon as you grab your coffee, you can come to one of the piers and enjoy sunrise. Make sure you bring long sleeves as well, as the weather frequently changes, and mornings are usually chilly.

Cross The Bay By Ferry And Visit Sausalito Or Tiburon

Are you looking for an adventure? Grab a bike and take a ferry ride to Tiburon or Sausalito and discover these small towns at a slower speed. Have breakfast at a local restaurant. When you’re ready to head back to San Francisco, book a ferry ride on the Blue and Gold Fleet. Hot Tip: be there 15-20 mins before departure time.

Here is also the current ferry schedule.

Visit Local Coffee Shops In Downtown

Grabbing a warm drink is always a good idea for a chilly morning in San Francisco. If you are visiting for only a couple of days or weeks, get outside and grab some coffee or tea and start discovering Downtown SF by walk. If you are looking for local coffee shops to give a try, you can check out one of the previous blogs here: 7 Coffee Shops Not To Miss In SF .

Visit Locals Favorite Breakfast Restaurants

You might be hungry as soon as you wake up and you can consider eating a unique breakfast in SF. Before you start searching for favorite spots, I need to tell you that you have a long list of choices for breakfast in San Francisco. From traditional American breakfast to Turkish cuisine or millionaire’s bacon. It can be overwhelming for sure, which is why we compiled our a list of our 5 Favorite Breakfast Restaurants To Try This Weekend. 

Practice Yoga On The Waterfront or at SF Parks

Yoga is a great way to start your day, while you relax you can improve your strength and balance. If you’re interested in practicing yoga outside, look into practicing near the waterfront. Our recommended spot is just next to Cupid’s Span where you can have plenty of space on the waterfront.

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