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Tom’s Liked Places
British Museum is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

1. British Museum

9.3
Great Russell St (btwn Montague & Bloomsbury St), London, Greater London
History Museum · Bloomsbury · 991 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Of the world’s greatest museums if not the world’s greatest museum. Go for the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin marbles, the amazing Mesopotamian structures and the great court in the center.

J. Paul Getty Villa is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

2. J. Paul Getty Villa

9.1
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA
Art Museum · Pacific Palisades · 134 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Replica of a Roman villa, featuring Greek Roman and other Mediterranean antiquities. The villa itself is a bit cheesy but the exhibits are great and the modern architecture that surrounds it is great

Verve Coffee Roasters is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

3. Verve Coffee Roasters

8.8
2101 Market St (at Church St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission Dolores · 80 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Really welcome addition to the neighborhood. Good coffee and snacks in an area that has been a little lacking before. Good place to get a little work done if it’s not too busy.

Lamill Coffee Boutique is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

4. Lamill Coffee Boutique

8.3
1636 Silver Lake Blvd (at Effie St), Los Angeles, CA
Coffee Shop · Silver Lake · 160 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Okay this place is pretty great. Great pastry collection, good coffee and a full menu for the rest of the day/evening. The matcha tea cake was delicious.

Fort Point National Historic Site is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

5. Fort Point National Historic Site

9.1
Marine Dr. (at West Bluff Dr.), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · Presidio National Park · 77 tips and reviews
SF Eagle is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

6. SF Eagle

8.5
398 12th St (at Harrison St), San Francisco, CA
Gay Bar · SoMa · 35 tips and reviews
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

7. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

8.5
400 Beach Street (btw Riverside Ave & Cliff St), Santa Cruz, CA
Pedestrian Plaza · Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk · 184 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Okay, look. This is not a place to come for classy evenings and sophistication. It’s more of a kids and spring break kind of place. But it is pretty good fun and it’s sunny and outside.

San Luis Creek Lodge is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

8. San Luis Creek Lodge

7.4
1941 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Bed & Breakfast · 3 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Not amazing but it’s a solid place to stay, not enormously expensive, clean and friendly with slightly nuts architecture

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

9. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

7.2
N McDonnell Rd (at Link Rd), San Francisco, CA
Airport · San Francisco International Airport · 3542 tips and reviews
Twin Peaks Summit is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

10. Twin Peaks Summit

9.5
100 Christmas Tree Point Rd (at Twin Peaks Blvd), San Francisco, CA
Hill · 279 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: One of the absolute must-see views of San Francisco, along with Treasure Island and Fort Point

Neptune's Net is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

11. Neptune's Net

8.7
42505 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 117 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Must stop if you’re coming down the coast. Fresh seafood, by the beach, bikers, surfers. I love it. My favorite is to get a pound of fresh shrimp from the seafood side steamed with lemon and sauce

Venice Beach Skate Park is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

12. Venice Beach Skate Park

9.3
Ocean Front Walk (at E Market St), Los Angeles, CA
Skate Park · Venice Beach · 59 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Watching people skateboard on a sunny day in Venice is just brilliant. Amazing place for tourists to soak up some of what is unique about LA

Menotti's Coffee Stop is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

13. Menotti's Coffee Stop

8.9
56 Windward Ave (btwn Pacific & Speedway), Venice, CA
Coffee Shop · Venice Beach · 93 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: There’s a picture to the right of the counter. Behind it is their secret menu. I’m bizarrely a fan of their Charcoal-ate Milkshake which contains charcoal but they also have more normal options

The Thirsty Crow is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

14. The Thirsty Crow

8.2
2939 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Reno & Vendome), Los Angeles, CA
Bar · Silver Lake · 82 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Extremely friendly and fun place with some great craft beers and some truly delicious cocktails.

Silver Lake Ramen is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

15. Silver Lake Ramen

8.9
2927 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Ramen Restaurant · Silver Lake · 119 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Really delicious ramen. I had the tonkotsu with spicy paste, pork belly and an extra egg. Just great.

Yummy.com is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

16. Yummy.com

5.5
3607 W Sunset Blvd (Maltman), Los Angeles, CA
Grocery Store · Silver Lake · 5 tips and reviews
Alamo Rent A Car is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

17. Alamo Rent A Car

5.1
233 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
Rental Car Location · Tenderloin · 14 tips and reviews
All'Acqua is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

18. All'Acqua

8.7
3280 Glendale Blvd (at Atwater Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Atwater Village · 20 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Really good cocktails. There’s one with rhubarb and strawberry that is delicious.

Sea Otter Exhibit is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

19. Sea Otter Exhibit

8.9
Monterey Bay Aquarium (886 Cannery Row), Monterey, CA
Aquarium · Cannery Row · 5 tips and reviews
Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

20. Monterey Bay Aquarium

9.2
886 Cannery Row (at David Ave.), Monterey, CA
Aquarium · Cannery Row · 416 tips and reviews
Luna Red is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

21. Luna Red

8.4
1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Tapas Restaurant · 31 tips and reviews
Recchiuti Confections is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

22. Recchiuti Confections

7.9
1 Ferry Building, Shop #30 (at Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Candy Store · Financial District · 22 tips and reviews
Dog Eared Books is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

23. Dog Eared Books

9.4
900 Valencia St (at 20th St), San Francisco, CA
Bookstore · Mission District · 42 tips and reviews
Balmy Alley is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

24. Balmy Alley

8.7
50 Balmy St (btwn 24th & 25th St), San Francisco, CA
Street Art · Mission District · 15 tips and reviews
Haus Coffee is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

25. Haus Coffee

8.0
3086 24th St (at Folsom St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 133 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Great coffee, good deck out back, inside often a bit crowded with people working from cafes.

aesthetic union is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

26. aesthetic union

9.2
555 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA
Arts & Crafts Store · Mission District · 6 tips and reviews
San Francisco SPCA is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

27. San Francisco SPCA

201 Alabama St (at 16th St.), San Francisco, CA
Animal Shelter · Mission District · 11 tips and reviews
St. Francis Fountain is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

28. St. Francis Fountain

8.1
2801 24th St (at York St), San Francisco, CA
Diner · Mission District · 158 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: An absolute breakfast classic in the 24th Street corridor. Great stylish old fashioned diner with a huge menu and capacity to make great milkshakes and malts

de Young Museum is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

29. de Young Museum

9.2
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · Golden Gate Park · 280 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Absolutely stunning space with a number of different collections. Best to visit when there’s a particular exhibition though as they can be more interesting than their core stuff.

Dumpling Time is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

30. Dumpling Time

8.8
11 Division St (at De Haro St), San Francisco, CA
Dumpling Restaurant · Showplace Square · 84 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The seafood gyoza are amazing. The Tom yum XLB are also particularly good. The pan seared dumplings are great, as are the beans. Personally I think the King Dum is just a gimmick and not worth it.