Wednesday, July 27, 2011

San Francisco, California!

My trip out to California was way to short but I know soon enough, I'll be moving out. In the mean time, bare with me over the next few days because I plan to recap a lot. 


Thursday night I arrived to Sacramento pretty late. I got settled in and tried to get a good night's sleep because Friday I got up bright and early and headed over to San Francisco. Since it's only about 90 miles, the trip was really short and I didn't catch a lot of traffic until I actually got into the city. 

Once I got there we hit the ground running. I immediately headed over to Washington Square for some breakfast. I had been told that Mama's was a great place to eat. Well it really must be because when wIgot there, the line was down the block. I didn't want to waste too much time in line so I walked down the street and found a great place called Cafe Divine. Where I was served this...
Once I finished breakfast I drove over to Alamo Square to see the famous Painted Ladies. The Painted Ladies are by far the most famous row houses in S.F. and one them happens to be the house that was featured in the opening credits of Full House
 
At the steps of the Full House home

From there I headed over to Castro and got to see the famous Castro Theater. I also walked the streets where the once great Harvey Milk walked and worked. 
Then it was off to Baker Beach to get some great shots of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was such a beautiful day! I loved it. I highly suggest going to Baker if you want some great shots of the bridge, water and sand in your photos. 
 
I was on a tight schedule because I had booked the Alcatraz tour in the afternoon and since you have to be on the ferry by a certain time I dashed over to the Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 33 for the tour. Being on Alcatraz was amazing because I'd seen it so many times in movies so it was surreal being there. Fair warning... the ferry ride to and from was FREEZING. The wind off the bay was so cold, I was thanking the heavens above that I brought a jacket 
From there I hit up In & Out Burger and then headed to AT&T Park for the Giants game. They were in their 40's of consecutive sold out games. I was really lucky and I was able to find great seats on Stub Hub. 
Sadly the Giants lost but the game was still really entertaining!!! Once the game ended I made the trek back to Sacramento. All in all it was a fabulous day in San Francisco! 

28 comments:

vintch said...

aah!! I LOVE SAN FRAN! i've got a very similar shot of me and robert in front of the painted ladies! however, i took my full house obsession a bit further and had robert videotape me running over the hill and falling down like in the opening scene...

too much?

haha! looks like you're having a GREAT time!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm jealous you got to see the Full House place!

star said...

Looks like it was a super fun trip! I love all the pictures, especially the ones of the Gollden Gate Bridge! Those houses are gorgeous!

Hutch said...

I'm still impressed you fit so much in to one day in SF! :)

Selma *Crazy Little World Of Mine* said...

Yay for the Bay Area, but especially San Francisco. This city is my fave and I miss it dearly. :) Loving the pictures!

Abbie said...

How fun! My parents said San Francisco was one of their favorite trips:)

Oh...and who is that handsome young man;)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Nice little trip! Hopefully both of my cities were entertaining for you!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Did you know full house was my fav show growing up! It's true! So I'm super jazzed you got to go there.

Krystal said...

Love it so far! :) The houses are so adorable, people live in them I assume?? Must be loaded! =)

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

Looks like a good time!!! how could it be bad when it started with that waffle!

redheadchick said...

Oh my, are those sourdough waffles??

Deidre said...

I didn't make it to any of those places on my one day in San Fran so good work you!

Cole said...

What a busy day!! I'm impressed! That breakfast looks super yummy. :-)

tara said...

your pics of the golden gate bridge are amazing!!!

shopgirl said...

These waffles look divine! I'm drooling as we speak!

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Dollface said...

Sounds like such a great trip! Im glad you had fun :) xxxoo

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh I love SF! And your pictures are great! Looks like the weather was perfect too!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

Wow sounds like you had a fabulous time. You had me at the Full House home steps!

Amber said...

Holy massive waffle!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

San Fran supposedly has the absolutely food, so I hear. I WANNA GO!!!

Lindzena said...

I absolutely loved those little painted houses! And the beautiful view of Golden Gate from the shoreline. Wonderful.

Nicole said...

I've clearly missed something.....The gentlemen? ahem!? lol I went to Mama's when I went to SF for the 1st time AND you did NOT miss much! We got there super duper early so the line was only a few people deep but once inside it is as tiny as a dorm! & the food is nothing to write home about! =D I also biked the bridge and oh em gee! Never again lol Miss you! Hurry up and move out here!

JMJE said...

I went on the Alcatraz tour a few years back and really enjoyed it.

Kris said...

Looks great, I love San Fran!

Jax said...

Love allllllllll of these details! And good to know about the ferry to Alcatraz! We're taking the night tour so I bet it'll be even colder on that ferry! Loving these pics, girl!

Claire Kiefer said...

Makes me so happy to see those Baker Beach pics!! And I recognize your bag in the Castro from the Human Rights store :)

Steph @ Professors_Wife said...

I believe you missed your calling as a travel agent... one who actually knows wtf is up (i've had a couple who were completely clueless). I'm so jealous - great seats at the Giants game! You explore just the way i would :) Food = NUMBER ONE!

Lady said...

I am so ridiculously jealous of your life! LoL I want to travel as you do, no lie!