I could write 70 posts on all the things we did in San Francisco on our sister trip, but I will try to limit it to 2. Maybe a third – I don’t know. We’ll see where I get to.
We flew out of Atlanta on a Saturday morning – and got into San Francisco around noon. We had so much on our itinerary for when we got there, but we were starving. Hi time difference! So we stopped at Boudin Bakery (famous for their sourdough bread bowls) and had a crab and corn chowder. We stayed at the Hotel Zephyr at Fisherman’s Wharf, so we were minute away from everything there and from Pier 39. After our amazing lunch, we went over to see the sea lions at Pier 39. We walked around all of the stuff to do there, and then decided to head to Lombard Street. We actually walked up Lombard Street which was really really steep, but it was well worth it when we got to the other side and saw the most crooked street in the world. We then walked over to Ghiradelli Square for some hot chocolate. It was chilly outside, so it was absolutely perfect. We had also found a Mexican place at Pier 39, so we decided to hit up that place for some Tecates and tacos, because Cinco de Mayo, yo.
Day 2 was our walk to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was only about three miles from Ghiradelli Square, so we decided to walk. We walked through Fort Mason, saw the Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field, and of course the Golden Gate. To be honest, we didn’t walk the entire thing, but pretty damn near close. After our walk about (we walked about 16 miles that day), we were starving. We stopped at the Pub in Ghiradelli Square for burgers and beer. And then went back to Ghiradelli for their world famous hot fudge sundae. It was good, but not as good as the hot chocolate. Since we were so exhausted from our walking that day, we headed back to the hotel to rest. Later that night, we headed to Almanac Brewing for dinner and some brews. We decided on the delicious queso fries and we had about three beers. They were so good, and their taproom was really cute. Since our bodies were still on Eastern/Central time, as soon as we got back, we watched some trash TV and called it a night (on a complete side note, I am now completely obsessed with Below Deck : Mediterranean on Bravo).
The first two days were pretty awesome, and we had the most perfect weather to walk across the Golden Gate. We definitely got lucky the entire week weather-wise. I’m hoping to get these recaps up in a timely manner – but no promises. 🙂