Our favorite weekend hobby, for well over twenty years, is enjoying and discovering the SF Bay Area’s many wonderful things to do. This hobby has given us literally thousands of happy days, mini-vacations really. And, now, it has also led to creating this web site designed to be a quick and easy shortcut to help you also experience our very best finds.
This site is not a catalog of all of the many thousands of nice things to see and do in and around San Francisco. You may well know hundreds of them already yourself. Instead, www.HiddenSF.com points out a careful selection of:
- “best of the best” experiences— Newcomers will be amazed. And, many are so great that even jaded natives will keep returning again & again.
- hidden treasures— These are especially for local insiders who are treasure hunters like ourselves. It is amazing how many more you just keep on finding even after many decades.
We think that you will find these handpicked gems are well worth your investigation too!
We most enjoy natural beauty (wonderful mixtures of sun, sea, air, weather, & terrain), unique sometimes funky eating places, and pleasant interesting things to do. These interests are reflected in our choices.
Luckily, in the San Francisco Bay area such pleasures are often reasonably inexpensive and easy to get to. For example, on a typical Sunday we will typically revisit some old favorites and check out a few new possibilities … all in less than a five hour round trip. Then, the rest of the day is left to relax at home. Such pleasurable days are a great way to experience the good life together as a couple and they make a great break from the work-a-day world.
Anne is from Stockholm, Sweden. She has lived in San Francisco (Russian Hill & Fillmore neighborhoods), Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, Foster City and San Mateo. Anne is a graduate of San Jose State and Foothill Jr. College.
Mike hails from Kansas City and Boston. He has lived in San Francisco (Russian Hill & Fillmore neighborhoods and has owned businesses in the Cow Hollow & Mission Bay neighborhoods), Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, San Jose, Foster City and San Mateo. Mike is a graduate of Stanford Business School and MIT.
Buddy is our ten year old Shetland Sheep dog (i.e., a Sheltie) who loves leading hiddenSF.com treasure hunts. This little 22 lb dog also enjoys bicycling 3-4 miles/day, barking way too much, and is a natural at herding goats/sheep that are triple his weight (here’s a short video showing Buddy’s first meeting with sheep). Minuet, our 16 lb three year old Sheltie, now demands to join the treasure hunts as well. She’s the little black & white dog, in the picture to the right, being carried up Moraga Steps.
We can best be contacted via email. If you have helpful comments about this web site or a good idea that would be useful to our visitors please let us know. Mike also consults on Internet marketing for small businesses if you happen to know someone with a good product that needs more visibility. Thank you for visiting!