SF Personality: Victoria Von Thal
By: Louis Raphael
Victoria Von Thai
Neighborhood: The Wine Country
What do you love about your neighborhood? I love the beautiful country views, the rolling hills, the friendly people, the delicious food and of course the wine.
Native or Transplant: Transplant and I love it!
How long have you lived in SF: 2 years in San Rafael and 14 years in Petaluma.
Gig: I am a freelance web developer.
SF is…"Everybody’s Favorite City", Multicultural City. Active, Cultured, Diverse.
What's your favorite neighborhood to hang out in (other than your own)?
The Presidio is my favorite spot to unwind, explore and enjoy the stunning landscapes.
What is your favorite secret spot?
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project and the breathtaking views once you hike the top of Grand View Park.
Where AND what would be your last meal here in SF?
I would have to say Tony’s Pizzeria in North Beach. If it’s my last meal, not only will it be the best pizza you have ever had but you get to explore the area for 2 hours before you can get a seat. Yeah, it’s that good.
What restaurant have you been meaning to eat at, but haven't?
What is your go-‐to drink spot?
Gott’s Roadside is the best place to relax, mix in with the tourists and locals and enjoy a mint-n-chip ice cream shake.
"I love Crissy Field. I love getting food from the hot dog stand, taking in the scenery and letting my dog play with the waves. Almost the perfect day."
Where do you go in the city to take in arts and culture?
We really enjoy going to the de Young Museum and the sister museum the Legion of Honor. We usually go the same day to be able to pay one admission fee.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I love Crissy Field. I love getting food from the hot dog stand, taking in the scenery and letting my dog play with the waves. Almost the perfect day.
What is your favorite place in San Francisco to act like a tourist?
Love to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and ride a cable car! …and take lots of pictures.
What is the one thing you have yet to check off your bucket list in SF?
I have yet to eat at Shalimar, which I hear is the best Indian food around. I also have to do the family Penguins + Pajamas Sleepover at the California Academy of Sciences. We also want to try the Tideline Water Taxi and get around the Bay.
What piece of advice would you give to a traveler about visiting the city?
Stay for a few days if you want to take in all of the hot spots the city has to offer. Bring a sweater Jacket!
Victoria Von Thal, a web designer/developer, mother, wife, and friend is passionate about culture, art, travel and photography. Originally from Colombia and she has lived in the Bay Area since 1996. She hasn't forgotten her roots, she still has a strong accent.
She loves to go out with my family (and funny dog Oreo) to discover new places, food and experiences in the Bay Area to create great life memories. Her passion is photography; She takes her camera with her everywhere to capture the beauty around us.
She feeld very lucky to live in such amazing multi-cultural area!
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