San Francisco is a city that I can finally check off my bucket list! I was only there for a short amount of time, but it was definitely a jam-packed adventure!
In today’s post, I’m sharing the things I ate and saw. I hope you get ideas on what to do if you’re visiting!
What I did
1. Eat In n Out– of course! I’m not even ashamed to say I ate there 3 times within 4 days. For those who have tried In n Out and Shake Shack, which do you like better? I love In n Out for the fries but I think Shake Shack’s burger meat tastes better.
2. Painted Ladies/Full House– Seeing the colorful houses is such a staple thing to do when you visit San Fran, and makes for a great photo op! There’s a park across the street from the houses that makes for a great view! I just sat in the grass taking in the views of the houses/city. It would be the perfect place to buy or pack lunch and have a picnic!
3. Mrs. Doubtfire House– I’ve always been obsessed with the movie so I knew I had to see the house! Unfortunately the house was under construction at the time so there wasn’t much to see. Hopefully the remodeling will be done soon!
4. Lombard Street– It is crazy busy here but really cool to see all the cars driving down the zig-zag street! Be prepared to fight the crowd and squeeze through to get the perfect picture. There is a trolley that drops you off right in front!
5. Fisherman’s Wharf– This is a definite tourist area but fun to experience! It is on the northern waterfront with souvenir shops and sweet treats. There are stands with clam chowder, sandwiches, bread, fruit, etc. I was able to ride a bike down the pier for a perfect view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
6. Boudin Bakery– While you‘re at Frisherman’s Wharf, you DEFINITELY have to get sourdough bread. It’s what they are known for! They still use the same Mother Dough to make the bread since 1849, so you know it’s good. They sell bread in fun animal shapes as well as bread bowls with clam chowder!
7. Bernal Heights– This park is a must. It gives you a 360 degree view of San Francisco and it is breathtaking! There is also a swing that makes you feel like there is nothing below you. It really looks like you are flying over the city!
8. Crissy Field– It may be a little too chilly to swim in but it’s a nice beach where you can sit and watch your dog play!
9. Cavallo Point– This was a happy accident. We were trying to find a different park from which to view the Golden Gate Bridge, but ended up here! It’s quite the view.
10. Muir Woods– Bring your hiking shoes to this National Monument to hit the trails. This monument is known for it’s enormous amount of redwood trees.
11. Eat at Trattoria da Vittorio– A tiny Italian restaurant with great service and amazing food! Everyone is so friendly there and the food came out so quickly! I got the Curry Lamb Papperdelle. SOOOOO GOOD.
12. Mexican food– If you’re in Redwood City, I suggest you try Quinto Sol. Their enchiladas are the best I have ever had anywhere! Get it with the red sauce too- THE BEST. If you’re exploring around downtown, go to Nick’s Crispy Tacos. The place does not look like a restaurant at all. It looks more like a club to me, which makes the place so different! You order and pay at the register, then pick any seat you want! They are known for their 2-tortilla tacos!
13. Palo Alto– Visit Standford University’s campus and do some bougie shopping nearby! There is also a strip of 60 or so restaurants where you can eat any kind of food you want!
14. Exploratorium– This is such an awesome museum and not only for kids! It is an all hands on exhibits that educates you on science, art, and human phenomenons. There’s so much to do, you could spend the whole day here if you wanted to!
Things to Know
Bring a windbreaker or jacket! It helps with the crazy wind in San Fran!
Pack layers so you can easily take off if it’s hot!
Download the app, Mr. Chilly, to see the weather in different areas.
Rent motorized bikes to travel all around San Fran to sight-see! I downloaded the app, Jump, to find the location of the bikes to rent!
Thanks for taking the time to read!
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