Before going to check out San Francisco properly – I was really excited. After New York, I thought that if I were to ever live in the US then SF would be the way to go – and it very nearly was! Overall, we found it to be pretty cool – there is lots to do. We spent two days there and this is what we got up to the first time!
We entered San Fran by driving over the Golden Gate bridge. We totally had a Full House opening credits moment when we opened the sun roof and stuck out hands out…same thing, right? The $7.50 toll was a bit of a killer though. We then pulled up in a carpark where we took some cool photos of the bridge and then walked down to check out the Wave Organ. This could probably be a cool thing to see, but we found it pretty underwhelming.
We went to Ghiradelli Square where we grabbed a milkshake at one of the two chocolate stores there and also checked out some of the shops around the area. We also walked down to Fisherman’s Wharf – it was super touristy. I guess we’re tourists too in the area – but it was pretty full on. There were some pretty nice and fairly average looking seafood restaurants. Unfortunately we’re not really seafood eaters so we didn’t patron any of these. We just took in the view – you get a pretty good view of Alcatraz from that area!
We grabbed takeaway lunch at the Cowgirl Creamery – their grilled cheese of the day and tomato soup and took it to Alamo Square. We then had picnic lunch overlooking the Painted Ladies – which was pretty great.
We drove up to the Twin Peaks and climbed one of them where we got some pretty special 360 views of SF. It was super windy – but definitely worth it. After that, we caught up with some friends, had a drink at Public House, donned our San Francisco Giants gear and went to the ball game! It was a pretty great experience going to a baseball game at the AT&T stadium as it overlooks the water and it all felt very American. We even sampled the iconic garlic fries and paid way too much for a beer.
If you’d like to check out a video of our day – the video is below!
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