Around the World in 40 Days: Making New Friends in San Francisco

make new female friendsSan Francisco is one of those cities that has captured everyone’s imagination – you either want to go there, or you’ve been there and can’t wait to go again. It’s one of those places that has so much on offer it can be hard to know where to start. If you’ve moved there, or if you are just passing through, GirlCrew should be your first port of call. This online network for women have plenty of inside tips and local knowledge that will make your time there so much better. The crew have been off to the mountains in the snow, to the beach in the sun, checked out great little new restaurants, been to re-opened SFOMA, paddle boarding, had their own clothes swap party, seriously the options are endless. And if you get in there quick enough you might even be there in time for the upcoming. Climb – Eat- Drink – Dance day. Yep, indoor climbing followed by food, drinks then dancing. We picked their brains for four things that everyone must do while in San Francisco, so here are our tips.

Haight-Ashbury

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This is THE district to head to if you are a hippie / hipster/ vintage lover. There are so many hidden treasures in this place; you literally spend hours walking around, talking to random strangers and listening to musicians play on the street. One place I definitely recommend is Haight Ashbury tattoo and piercing parlor. Even if you aren’t getting inked, they have really cool nick knacks that you can buy and the staffs there are really friendly and give you great tips on where to go in the city.

Bubba Gump Shrimp

Located on the famous Pier 39, Bubba Gump Shrimp is a restaurant based on the movie ‘Forest Gump’. The staffs are lovely and friendly and quiz you on the film. If you win, you get a free desert! Afterwards head outside and watch the sea lions chill out on the pier.

California Academy of Sciences


“Explore an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof”. There are so many cool things to do here. Imagine being underwater one minute, the next being transported in time to see the dinosaurs. Then finish by having a sleepover, yes a sleepover, in the planetarium! The big kid in me wants to go right now.

AT&T Park

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 This is where I watched my first and only baseball game. I of course was supporting the home team, the San Francisco Giants. It was amazing event to be a part of. I think even if you aren’t a baseball fan, still go see a game and experience the atmosphere. The fans are great and will explain the rules to even if you don’t ask! And you can go see where Kimye got engaged because you know, priorities.

Making New Friends & Adventures in San Francisco

Even if you’re a confident, social and totally lovely adult woman, it can be really hard to make new friends, and we’re hear to tell you that it’s SUCH a common problem that there are new ladies joining GirlCrew groups in cities all over the world every single day with the sole purpose of making a few new pals. So you are literally not alone. Or not anymore anyway! You’ll be begging for some quiet time on your own when we’re done with you 😉

Have you ever messaged everyone you know to make weekend plans but everyone was busy already? As we grow up, we all naturally get busier with careers, family commitments and annoying zero fun stuff like laundry. The problem for most GirlCrew members isn’t that they don’t have any friends, it’s that no one is free at the same time anymore.

GirlCrew solves this really simply because you get to just jump into a cool squad of women in the same boat as you whenever you need to. Join the San Francisco group, post what you’d like to do (brunch? dinner? a bike ride?! cocktails? dancing? you name it, GirlCrew has done it.) and then wait for the responses to come in and head along to your first GirlCrew get together. Or you can check out any of the events that are already posted up by other members.

We also see heaps of members connecting and forming friendships because they have something in common – be that an interest or something they’re struggling with, that they’re friends and family either have no interest in or it’s just something people in their lives haven’t been through or dealt with before. It’s been really special to get that benefit from it personally as well as seeing it do the same thing for thousands of other women too. The groups are open to women over 25, with no upper age limit and there are always new members joining. Check out our other city groups if you’re not based in San Francisco.

Now that you’ve got a crew sorted, what’s good to see, do or eat there? Why not join the group and see what they’re up to! I’ve never seen better more reliable recommendations than I’ve gotten from posting in GirlCrew groups. They’ve been off to the mountains in the snow, to the beach in the sun, checked out great little new restaurants, been to re-opened SFOMA, paddle boarding, had their own clothes swap party..seriously the options are endless. And if you get in there quick enough you might even be there in time for the upcoming. Climb – Eat- Drink – Dance day. Yep, indoor climbing followed by food, drinks then dancing.

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