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)
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
- The painted ladies
- Japanese tea garden
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- Fisherman’s wharf
- Lombard Street or the famous Crooked Street
- You can not be in S.F, and, not enjoy a Ghiradelli ice cream, or chocolate or both. We did go up-to the, Ghiradelli Square and treated ourselves to a sinful ice-cream sundae. (Was not into blogging, back the so no pictures of the dessert)
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 tram. 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)
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 –
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!!!!