Step 1: Have a bowl of clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’re lucky, you’ll even spot a sea lion sunbathing. Unfortunately, it was still pretty chilly when Percila and I visited in February, so we didn’t get to see any. After you finish your soup, do some souvenir shopping. But make sure you shop… Read more “how to be a tourist in san francisco”
It’s a very short list since I was only in town for a short weekend, but I’m hoping to go back one day and continue this list! In n’ Out – alright, so this one is not specific to San Francisco. But it was my first time visiting the West Coast, hence my first time… Read more “7 foods you should try in san francisco”
Aside from the obvious choice at Alcatraz, there’s also: Twin Peaks – two hills, standing 925 feet tall in the geographic center of San Francisco. You can Uber or Lyft right up there, which is what we did since we were pressed for time and the ride was ridiculously cheap. Just make sure you dress… Read more “how to get the best view of san francisco”
I always imagined that a visit to Alcatraz would be like an episode of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. Lost souls, who were wrongfully (or rightfully) imprisoned, would wander the cold and damp hallways for all eternity. Uneventfully, but thankfully, there was no paranormal activity. Instead, hoards of tourists flood the prison, just to get a… Read more “exploring alcatraz”
I’m thinking by now, you’ve already figured out what 90s television sitcom those lyrics are from. If you were a 90s kid like me, you probably grew up watching Full House. It was one of my favorite shows, and the highlight to TGIF (remember that?!). Anyway, there’s this one scene within the opening credits where… Read more “whatever happened to predictability? the milkman, the paperboy, evening tv?”
1,200 years. That’s how old the oldest tree is at Muir Woods, a redwood forest just 12 miles north of San Francisco. There are a few different trails there that you can hike. The shortest one takes just about half an hour. Just make sure you dress warmly because it’s cold and damp once you’re… Read more “muir woods”
I always had this image in my head of what my first time would be like: Spiffily-dressed bartenders, crafting up an Old Fashioned or a Dry Martini, while you sit at an uncrowded, high-top, modern bar. Waiters walk around with cute little trays of hors d’oeuvres, consisting of mini crab cakes and small finger sandwiches.… Read more “what it’s like to hang at an airport lounge”
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