The San Francisco Zoo has always been interesting to visit, but you can tell that they're getting a little dated. The facility is actually well maintained, especially considering how often they need to clean the animal droppings, but a number of animals are being shown less (possibly due to the harsh weather) and the variety is not as exciting as they use to be. I would recommend going at night when the animals are more lively.
As are many Asian supermarkets, the aisles are packed with a lot of Asian goods that you will never find in mainstream supermarkets like Safeway. Prices are average and it's debatable how often they turnover some of the goods and how fresh some things are, but as a local source for buying Asian goods it's decent. Just don't expect the most friendly of services while you're there.
I'm a huge Peanuts fan and if you go the museum, you can feel the passion that Schulz put in his work. The complex is spacious and most of the exhibits are enlarged panels of various strips - mostly surrounding everyone's favorite beagle Snoopy. There is a small video room that talks about the life of Charles Schulz and his bond to the city, a great cartoon room where you can watch older Peanut cartoons and draw panels for animaion, and a small auditorium where they reguarly cycle through rare Peanut pieces. There is also a room dedicated to cartoon strips in general, but my favorite is how they highlight the fame of Peanuts on an international level.
For an area nestled amongst a number of cemeteries, it's not surprising on the number of Florist shops available. The shop Flowerland doesn't necessarily stick out in this area due to it's small and generic exterior, but their prices are very reasonable and their assorted flowers are fresh looking and vibrant in color. Although their selection can be considered more geared for funeral purposes, flower selections for dates and other things are still aplenty.
I have frequented this little comic store for ages and they always have a great selection. What I like about the store is that they have a strong collection of comics outside of mainstream (e.g. Marvel, DC) that I often had problems finding through other places. The employees are nice and friendly, and good to debate about characters and possible future storyline plots. As they are a collectible shop, they make sure to keep their stock in prim condition and always package their merchandise in protective coverings (and a cardboard backing for the comics).
A number of years ago, this theatre showcased both mainstream and independent films, but now only independent films are being shown. But if you like independent films, you can't go wrong for the 2 for 1 deal they have. There are only two theatres and they are small compared to the main theatres like Century, but the popcorn for the most part is fresh and there is a nice little sitting area where you can look at reviews for upcoming independent films, while you wait for the movie room to open. The movie selection is limited (only four choices at a time), but if you see something you like, it's worth the experience.
If you want a huge variety of classes, go to City College of San Francisco instead of here. But more than likely, you will have a hard time getting classes. Skyline on the other hand is not. The school itself is not very large and might not meet all the needs that you might have. But for the classes that do catch your interest, the class sizes are exceptional and the teachers are very friendly. The cafeteria and facilities such as the computer lab are nothing to rave about, but aren't bad either. The admission is decent as most junior colleges are meant to be and even with books, the cost should be mangeable enough compared to universities. Another plus is if you plan to attend a CSU or UC school in the future, a lot of the units are transferable.
If you shop at Asian bakeries, you can tell that prices are pretty cheap compared to the mainstream competition. But in this small little bakery, not only are their prices for their pastries and cakes very reasonable, but they've delicious. The cakes in particular are just heaven - not too sweet, and very light and spongy. You can hand pick a cake on display, or you can have them customize one for you from round to full sheets. Fruits and everything.
I've been going to this minature golf course for most of my life and though a lot of the themes have hardly changed since I first went there, I still have a ball (no pun intended) of a time. When playing, a lot of the decorations are noticeably falling apart, which can be due to overzealous customers and the harsh weather in Tahoe. But despite this, each of the holes throughout the course offer a wide range of challenges from a cluster of trick holes to the teeth-grinding hills. The themes are family oriented and sometimes too childlike, but if you can at least overlook this, you might actually enjoy yourself.
Maybe if I was asked 10 years ago I would have rated this a five, but currently a number of exhibits are moved and/or under construction. Still, there is plenty of well known sites to see, such as the Japanese Tea Garden and Hall of Flowers. But beyond that, the park is a luscious camping ground that has plenty of forestry and man-made little lakes. You can rent electrical or manual peddle carts to go around, but my favorite is the paddle boats that you can take around a small lake and see the little waterfalls and pagoda. The park can be huge, so you can easily lose yourself if you're not careful.