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    17 Things To Do In San Francisco If You're In A Rut

    Tired of the same burritos and hikes? Here's how to shake up your weekends.

    1. Relive your childhood roller skating days at the Church of 8 Wheels.

    Where: 554 Fillmore at Fell (Lower Haight)

    Get your sk8rboi on at this renovated church. In addition to public skating hours, lessons are offered every Saturday at 1 p.m.

    2. Laugh your face off at a Neo-Futurists show.

    3. Have brunch at the gorgeous Palace Hotel.

    4. Tour a fortune cookie factory in Chinatown.

    Where: 56 Ross Alley

    See where the, well, cookies get made at Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Entrance is free, but it's nice to tip. Bonus: you get free defective cookie samples.

    5. Learn to make fresh mozzarella, vertical terrarriums, soy candles, and more at Workshop.

    Where: 1798 McAllister St. (Nopa)

    Get your hipster DIYer hat on at Workshop, where for about $60 you can learn to make anything from craft cocktails to soap. Beware: you just might discover your next favorite hobby.

    6. Go for a very '60s spin on the Magic Bus.

    Where: Departs from Union Square

    Hop on this whimsical tour bus for a tour of San Francisco's rich hippie history, including a mystical "LSD trip" and a stop at Hippie Hill. Also perfect for when you have out-of-town guests.

    7. Take a rowboat or paddleboat for a spin around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park.

    Where: 50 Stow Lake (near the longitude of 19th Ave.)

    For $21.50/hour (row boats) or $27/hour (paddle boats), you can cruise around the lake and under some cool bridges. There's also a small café on site in case you're jonesing for a snack afterwards.

    8. Have a cocktail overlooking one of the nicest views in the city.

    9. Check out PUG SUNDAY at Alta Plaza Park.

    10. Rent inline skates and go rollerblading through Golden Gate Park with the wind in your hair.

    11. Learn to work the trapeze at the Circus Center.

    Where: 755 Frederick St. (Inner Sunset)

    Want to try your hand at flying trapeze, aerial, acrobatics, trampoline, or juggling? You can get an intro pack of five beginner classes for $99. (There's also a "clown conservatory" at the center, if you're one of those people who's not terrified of clowns.)

    12. Walk the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral.

    Where: 1100 California St. (Nob Hill)

    A gorgeous Episcopal church, Grace Cathedral features both an indoor and outdoor labyrinth. The outdoor one is available 24/7; indoors, you can stop by from 6 – 8 pm on the second Friday of each month for a special candlelit meditation service.

    13. Summon up your inner daredevil and go hang gliding over Fort Funston.

    14. Or even scarier, come face-to-face with creepy mechanical dolls at the Musée Mécanique.

    15. Spend an afternoon at the Tenderloin Museum.

    16. Go on a Sea Forager Tour and get hands on with SF's sustainable fishing industry.

    Where: Marina

    Led by San Francisco native and passionate fishmonger Kirk Lombard, you'll learn how to catch crabs, fish for eel with a poke pole, identify edible seaweeds and cast a Hawaiian fishing net.

    17. Paddle around downtown courtesy of City Kayak.

    Where: Pier 40 (south of the Ferry Building)

    Rent a kayak, canoe, surfski, or stand-up paddleboard at this downtown outpost. (Pro tip: sign up for a twilight kayak tour!)