Monday, August 8, 2011

A Weekend in San Francisco

This past weekend I was lucky to get to spend the weekend with my husband and some friends in San Francisco. Thought I'd share a few of the highlights in case you get a chance to visit this great city and you are looking for things to do.

Ride a Trolley

Sure, it's a very tourist thing to do, but it's fun. The lines can be long, but the trolleys are only filled half way at the first stop. Head to the second trolley stop for shorter lines and a (hopefully) quicker ride.

Bike Across the Golden Gate Bridge

We rented bikes from Blazing Saddles at Fisherman's Wharf and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge to the cute little town of Sausalito.

You could take the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf if that eight mile ride was enough. We decided to keep riding and went about 25 miles that day. The cool weather and beautiful scenery made it a perfect bike riding day!

Victorian House Tour

Our guide, Jay, was really knowledgeable and we had a great time on the 2.5 hour walking tour. We ended our tour on Union Street where we had a really amazing Asian lunch at Betelnut and the most delicious cream puff I've ever had at Pacific Puff.

The Food

Everything we ate on our trip was amazing. We used Yelp to help us find pretty much every place we ate.

If you have a smart phone, just use the Yelp app by typing the type of cuisine you are looking for (Italian, breakfast, ice cream) and it will show you on a map everything that it nearby. You can see reviews and get price ranges too. Love that app!

A few of our favorite food discoveries...

Frontera Fresco
Fresh Fried Shrimp form a little stand at Fisherman's Wharf
Honey Honey Cafe and Crepery

Have you been to San Francisco? What are your favorite things to do there?


  1. looks like tons of fun!

    i love sf! great place to be. :)


  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee SF!!! Awesome photos from your trip! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Sigh. We lived there for 10 years and I so miss it. We used to drive up for a day to Sonoma (not Napa--too expensive) and wine taste and eat all day. Walking through Golden Gate Park from one end out to the beach at the other end was another favorite. The food and diversity of options is just amazing. And while at the time I couldnt stand the cold foggy summers, after the last few weeks here I could go for a cold dreary day!

  4. sounds like a fun trip! I've been to SF so many times (my sister lives there) and I've never ridden a trolley or biked across the bridge! We always love getting a sundae at Ghiradelli's, and eating clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and watching the sea lions bark off the pier.

  5. A long weekend in San Francisco is on my bucket list! Love your pics, Lisa!

  6. seriously you are SO cool! Looks like a super fun trip--ALWAYS love the food pictures--just AWESOME!



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