I Left My Heart In San Francisco 

Frank Sinatra was right, San Francisco is a beautiful city. You totally fall in love with it!!! (I’m referring to the song : I left my hear in San Francisco)

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The (Iconic) Golden Gate Bridge


My last visit was in 2013, but it’s still as fresh as bread out of the oven. In my case, sour dough. 😉

What all to pack-

  • It tends to get cold-ish, so make sure you throw in a jacket with a cosy stole or scarf
  • Flat shoes or sneakers, to tame the hilly-terrain

What all  to do

Happy like a kid

Happy like a kid

Summary  of our day

We, took a day trip and covered the city in about 6-7 hours. You get plenty of breaks to eat, explore, etc. They started with a ferry ride,  hich took us Sausalito and after an hour’s break there, we hopped on to  a bus for The Golden Gate Bridge. Then, Lombard street and the Japanese tea garden, followed by The Painted Ladies & China town. I did not enjoy the tea garden, just lot of walking to do, nothing else. (2009)

We took a cab, to the fisherman’s wharf, and the ambiance is lively. But, just a lot of walking. Ghiradelli Square is  on the western side of the wharf.  It was super hard to find a taxi, so we had to stand in the longest line ever, for the tam. But, it was worth the wait 🙂 (2011)

And, ofcourse we always a keep a day or two free to shop, or just R &R (rest & relaxation)

An old click (2011)

An old click (2011)

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We wanted to visit the Yosemite National Park, and used the services of, Extranomical Tours & must say it was superb. We  did a day trip, but you can totally stay the night if that’s what you’d prefer. They do expect a gratuity or a tip, at the end of trip.

Some more interesting things to when in the bay area –

Trip to Muir Woods

Trip to Carmel & Monterrey.

We, had limited time, so were not able to do the above, but hey, now we have another reason to go back right 😉 ?

Have you been to San Francisco? What were the highlights of your trip, or your favorite spot? I really loved  the Sasalito, cute little town and great food!!!!

 

36 thoughts on “I Left My Heart In San Francisco 

  1. Bijoux

    OMG! Was there two weeks ago! I will blog about it soon! I used Extranomical for their SF City tour. Six hours long. I saw everything but the Japanese Garden and Lombard St, as the shuttle bus wasn’t allowed on it. Had a blast, even though I was alone.

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    1. slimexpectations Post author

      No, we didn’t visit Alcatraz! I was not v enthusiastic about it, but some people seem to love the place.

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  2. lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Sounds like a great trip! I have always wanted to visit San Francisco and see the golden Gate Bridge. I’d love to see the Full House house…haha.Even though it does not look like the original. But I was a huge fan back in the day.

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