Left My Heart In San Francisco
I arrived back in Denver, yesterday afternoon, and I already miss San Francisco. I had a wonderful time, which I am posting here, and on Instagram (check out the photos below!) Ryan, my roommate and I, went for the weekend for his 28th birthday.
We left the apartment, making our way to the airport, around 9:15 AM. Attempting to save as much money as possible, we headed towards our bus stop about half a mile away. We accidentally took the wrong bus (luckily I noticed before we were too far) and got out. Then, we just sucked it up and booked a Lyft.
With that snag out of the way, the flight was on time, and we arrived in San Francisco in about 4 episodes of New Girl.
Our first night, we went to Golden Gate Bridge and China Town. It was foggy most of our trip, with very little sunlight and our time at the Golden Gate Bridge was suuuper cold and windy. China Town was perfect and just what I imagined. So many stores and bought so many little souvenirs to bring home. We had dinner that night at Z&Y Restaurant, where I ordered the whole grilled fish. I ordered it sans spice, but I regretted it, since it definitely needed that flavor. All in all, a really great experience and lots off food! We ended the night with a Buddha beer at Buddha Lounge at the end of China Town.
On Saturday, we made our way to Pier 39 for the seals and then on to Coit Tower for a fantastic 360 view of the Bay area. Super windy, cold and foggy, I managed to get a few pictures. Then, we got on a bus to Mission for a good Mission burrito at Pancho Villa Taqueria. So yummy and filling, especially considering we walked about 8 miles that day! We needed the fuel! I ordered a huge vegetarian burrito, mojado style (covered in chile sauce) and was pleased to see what they do not use lard in their refried beans. Great!
After our huge burritos, we headed over to Dolores Mission Park, which Ryan pointed out, they hang out in on the HBO show, Looking. I took some photos, we relaxed for a bit, then got on a bus to Castro District, which is the gay district in San Francisco. We walked up and down the streets, took more photos then ended our night at Q Bar, for a quick drink.
Sunday was more walking, as we strolled Golden Gate Park, checked out the Painted Ladies (Full House house) and shopping around Market St. We also stopped by Japan Town for sushi, where I bought strawberry and chocolate Mushi to bring home. We even had Nitrogen Ice Cream at a place called Chocolate Chair, that was sweet with the texture of cereal!
A few tips about traveling in San Francisco we learned along the way:
-You cannot use the funds on the Barts (the subway) pass on the Muni (the bus system), we were yelled at by our first bus driver for not understanding this.
-Bring a light jacket at least for Golden Gate Bridge, it gets chilly because of the wind.
-Bring a portable charger, since Google maps will drain your battery.
-Comfortable shoes are a must if you are taking public transportation like we did.
Check out the gallery of my travels below
Panarama of Mission Dolores Park
Check out the Instagram photos below of our trip.
I loved visiting, would love to live there, but it is expensive so that will have to wait. Until then, I am gearing up for my move to Los Angeles next year. Stay tuned for that!