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