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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Meets San Francisco

April 22, 2011 1:34 PM

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While we’re sure all of the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ are frequent visitors to and avid fans of the Bay Area, actors Colbie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky) and Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby) have left their hearts in San Francisco. Check out Colbie and Josh’s favorite spots to eat, sleep and visit in the City by the Bay.


Burma Superstar
309 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 387-2147

4721 Telegraph Ave
(between 47th St & 48th St)
Oakland, CA
(510) 652-2900
Website

They don’t take reservations and the line to dine often winds down the block, but that doesn’t stop Colbie Smulders from digging into delish Burmese food at the Richmond District’s popular Burma Superstar. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that you can’t leave Burma Superstar without trying the Tea Leaf Salad, a crunchy, complex mix that was featured on the Food Network.


California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA
(415) 379-8000
Website

When self-proclaimed “nerd” Colbie Smulders is looking for an adventurous date in San Francisco, she hits up Golden Gate Parks’ Academy of Sciences. Home to an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all under one “living” roof, Colbie spent three hours exploring the Academy. Make a day of it, and hit up nearby deYoung Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden. But don’t miss Colbie’s favorite Academy exhibit, their (highly humid) indoor rainforest. And stay for dinner at the highly acclaimed Moss Room, a fine dining restaurant beneath the exhibits.


Café Gratitude
2400 Harrison Street,
San Francisco, CA
(415) 824-4652

2200 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA
(415) 824-4652

206 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA
(707) 723-4461

1730 Shattuck Ave (@ Virginia)
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 725-4418

230 Bay Place (in Whole Foods)
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 250-7779

20955 Stevens Creek Blvd (in Whole Foods)
Cupertino, CA 95014
(415) 814-1364

Websites, Locations and Reviews

Josh Radnor never misses an opportunity to swing by one of Café Gratitude’s Bay Area locations. Why? Because his friends are the owners! According to Josh, he feels “a vibe of love and goodness” as soon as he walks into the door of Gratitude. Josh probably also feels pretty healthy, as Gratitude’s menu is exclusively vegan. You can find items like ‘I Am Extraordinary,’ a vegan version of a BLT or ‘I Am Accepting,’ which includes brown rice, kale, cucumber, avocado and nori, at one of Café Gratitude’s five Bay Area locations.

www.huntingtonhotel.com
Huntington Hotel
1705 California Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 474-5400
Website and Reviews

When Josh Radnor is in San Francisco, his favorite spot to sleep is one of the book-lined rooms of the classic Huntington Hotel. Located on the cable car route atop gorgeous Nob Hill, the Huntington is a San Francisco original, featuring a warm ambiance and elegant décor, with all the techie comforts you can’t live without. Don’t miss a drink at the romantic bar of the Big Four Restaurant or a luxurious treatment at the Nob Hill Spa, both located within the historic Huntington.

Watch Colbie Smulders and Josh Radnor in ‘How I Met Your Mother’, Monday nights at 8 p.m. on CBS-5.

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