my sister and i took a little trip to san francisco and had a blast discovering new things and seeing all the sights! and you can bet we ate a ton of food! the main reason we went was to see my sister’s friend’s band, night riots. the concert was a blast and reminded me of the days that i would go to concerts in small venues like that. it was the storm of the century in seattle that weekend and of course it followed us to san francisco. it was a wet one, especially on our last day in the city. but as much as i hate rain, it can’t stop us from having a good time!
here is everything we did and ate, with links and maps!
the painted ladies- the grass in the park was all torn up which kinda ruined the picture, but i was glad the clouds didn’t ruin our view of the city!
bi rite creamery and market- it was cold for ice cream but it was delicious and worth it!
la boulangerie- i can’t ever resist a quaint french bakery and this one looked just like eva’s in salt lake! both of our sandwiches were huge so if you’re looking for more of a snack, i recommend sharing. i got the croque monsieur and brianna got the turkey & artichoke tartine.
pier 39- to watch the seals and peruse the touristy shops (the christmas shop was our fave). can you spot the seal on the boat?!
de young museum- we escaped the downpour for a few hours to check out this art museum in golden gate park. it’s $15 for adults, $6 for students, and free for anyone under 17! there were some really amazing pieces that i couldn’t resist taking phone pics of, including the installation of the charred wood from a church that was burned down.
house of nanking- mine and riley’s favorite chinese food ever. we had the calamari this time and it literally melted in our mouths, it was so good!!
lombard street- we didn’t rent a car on this trip so we got to walk down lombard street this time and saw the incredible views from the top.
mr. holmes bakehouse- we walked through the actual ghetto and up steep hills to get there (it was scary and sweaty) and still didn’t make it in time to score a cruffin. but we got filled donuts and chocolate croissants which were also bomb.
ghirardelli square and soda fountain- me and brianna shared the chrissy field and my mouth is now watering just looking at the photo! but i recommend sharing it with three people rather than two ;)
boudin bakery tour– only $3 or free if you eat at the sit down restaurant! it was a fun way to learn the history of boudin’s famous sourdough bread. we saw a glimpse of the bread being made, where they kept the “mother dough” (connected to the original dough from 1849!), and got a sample of bread! afterwards, we met up with friends and ordered clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl-yum!
musee mecanique- one of my favorite spots in the city, even if it is touristy. we cashed out a bunch of bills and played old school games with our friends and had a little skee ball tournament. and of course, had to get a strip of photos from my favorite old photo booth.