So happy to have Grace here from the whati! Enjoy everyone!!
I was living in Cambridge, Massachusettes, and though I loved that cute little city- I was ready to take a break with New England. I grew up in Connecticut and spent my college career in Massachusetts, so after 23 years I was ready to make a big change! I figured now or never, better take a chance when I'm young and free!
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The Golden Gate Bridge- (of course) but rent a bike and ride over it to look back on the city, you'll really be able to see the insane-o layout of this place on all the of the hills. Take a hike on Angel Island for the same reasons... you can take the ferry and have a hike and a picnic lunch! Go to Boudin's Bakery (and Museum) on the Wharf for a sourdough breadbowl with New England Clam Chowder. Though it's in a super touristy area, the breadbowls are worth the headache... and a museum dedicated to bread? Um, yes. Have a cocktail at the Top of the Mark in the Mark Hopkins hotel- beautiful citywide views while you sip your favorite adult beverage! Visit Dolores Park (and grab an ice cream and the local favorite Bi-Rite Creamery worth the wait in line. I promise. Do it.) to experience some true San Francisco flavor... that park is a constant party! If the fog rolls in, and it will, go visit the Cal Academy of Science where you can take a walk through the Rainforest Bio-dome, listen to Woopie narrate in the Planetarium, or quietly watch the fist swim around the LIVING indoor Coral Reef. The best coffee you will ever drink in your life (ok, second only to a cappacino in Florence) is Blue Bottle Coffee. It is a caffeine infused experience you won't regret. No matter what you do, take on the city in on foot or by cable car... there is so much to experience and see and really the best way is to wander around. Plus you're favorite souvenir will be your toned booty... the hills really shape things up.
Give yourself more than a weekend to visit! There is so much to see and do and eat and buy you couldn't possibly do it all in 3 days! You can tailor a trip here to any personality type, so whether you're here for the art, the crazy, the food, or just sightseeing, you can really make your time here unique and special. Also- email me for personal suggestions and I'd be happy to share more about my personal favorites! (Oh, and if you're wondering where those Full House houses are- Almo Square!)
Thanks Grace for sharing!! I believe it is safe to say - You are the cutest thing on the blogosphere. I'm left scratching my head, wondering why i don't live in San Fran!