Highlights Of San Francisco
Photos are at the bottom!
We went to San Francisco this February for a short weekend trip. Although we were just there for 2 nights, we were able to see and do a lot! We must have walked 15+ miles this trip but it was totally worth it. We could have used UBER or LYFT more, but walking through the city is really the best way to really experience a city.
Friday Evening – Getting Settled In
We flew out of San Diego and arrived at San Francisco around 7pm. We took a tram from the airport to the BART station, then we took the BART all the way to the station closest to our hotel in Union Square.
We stayed at the St. Francis Westin in Union Square and it took us about an hour to get there from the airport using the BART
We stopped by to get some Indian food on the way to the hotel
After checking into our cute little room, we went to Walgreens to stock up on some water and some toiletries I forgot to bring
We decided to call it a night so we could start our adventure early the next day
Saturday – Adventure Day
We walked from our hotel and went to see
Lombard St - it's the crookedest street in the world. We walked through it. It was so cool to see the cars driving through it.
Fisherman’s Wharf - This seaside neighborhood features many restaurants, photo ops, seals, and beautiful gardens. We tried the famous San Francisco bread bowl clam chowder here.
Ghirardelli Square - The original location of Ghirardelli chocolates. Their are four of them at this location. We enjoyed some rich and creamy hot chocolate here.
Golden Gate Bridge - We walked a little past Crissy Field to get an up close view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was serene!
Chinatown - We got to take part in the Lunar New Year festivities. There was a large parade, there were people playing with fireworks in the streets. During dinner here, we could hear the firesworks right in the streets! It was a once in a lifetime experience!
Sunday – Half Day
Painted ladies - These are the houses you see on Full House! I watched it all the time while growing up and got to fulfill my childhood dream!
Golden Gate Park – Not to be confused for Golden Gate Bridge. This is a large area of land and contains many museums, gardens, hiking trails, soccer fields and more. It also includes a Dutch windmill surrounded by tulips. We had fun exploring this park