Sam and I took a “weekend” getaway to San Francisco. We left Sunday, got back Tuesday and loved every minute of it.
We had taken a trip to San Francisco back in June as a first year anniversary trip and we loved it so much that we wanted to go back. This time around was a little bit different because last time we stayed in Sausalito (LOVE LOVE LOVE) and we stayed a couple days longer. This time we stayed at an Air Bnb in the city for a little bit of a different experience! Sam found us an amazing little city studio for $80/night (we managed to catch it at the perfect time during their low traffic time, it’s currently showing $240/night so we got lucky!) – seriously like five blocks from Union Square. Our little flat, while super cute and the perfect San Fran vibey space, was literally in the heart of the one block with the highest crime rate in San Francisco, so I feel like we got the real experience! Haha, yikes. We were totally safe though and I would definitely stay there again!
Here is what we did with one full day back in SF:
We woke up to a beautiful sunny day and got a LYFT to Torpedo Wharf. Walked (this was the beginning of a lot of walking, though i never mind walking, especially in big cities) from there to Fort Point which I really wish had been open. It’s open Friday through Sunday so we just missed it! But we were able to snap some cool angles of the Golden Gate Bridge from there before walking to the Warming Hut (right across from Torpedo Wharf) for some huge organic cali chicken sandwiches. The food ended up being kind of pricey but it was good! And their hot apple cider was soo good!
After lunch we walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and admired the enormity of the structure, then we walked through Crissy Field which is HUGE and tons of cute dogs are off their leashes playing fetch with their owners. Cutest thing ever. Walked down Crissy Beach and were about two miles from The Buena Vista so we decided to Lyft over. It was sunny but it was pretty chilly! So we decided to warm up with two Irish coffee’s.
From Buena Vista we walked all the way up Hyde St., saw Lombard Street – the famous super windy street in SF – walked to Union Square about 2 miles away and Sam was so hungry that I settled for Burger King because he couldn’t wait in the trolley line without some sustenance. Next time we are in SF I want to try a friend’s recommendation, Tadich Grill, “One of the oldest restaurants there and definitely the best cioppino anywhere.”Also received recommendations to try Kokkari, Wayfare Tavern, Hakkasan. So those are on the list for future trips too!
So after we got some sustenance in our bellies, we rode the trolley through the city and by that time it was dark out so the views of the city were spectacular!
Speaking of spectacular city views: there are a few bars in SF that have amazing views of the city! The View Lounge, Top of the Mark, and the Starlight Room. 2 of which have 360 views of the city (Top of the Mark and Starlight) and dancing. Sam and I wanted to check out the Starlight room the first night but it was closed – seeing as it was a Sunday – instead we ended up at a random bar and grill around Union Square. My list of to-do’s is growing!
After our trolley ride, we got some coffee, and then called it a night. I had a lot on my to see list that we didn’t get to but it was okay because we literally woke up at like 10am and then had a relaxing day of adventures at our own pace. It was really nice! But next time I hope to fit in: Muir Woods, the Legion of Honor, Mission Dolores and a few others!
Until next time!