I love San Francisco. I do I do I do. It really is unbelievable. We drove into the city and our minds were just instantly blown. The huge hills with beautiful houses on them sweeping through the city with the Pacific Ocean sitting right behind it. Unreal.
We rented a cute place off Airbnb for the first time and it worked out great! We stayed right in Alamo Square, which is the most beautiful area. We strolled through Alamo Square, which was at the top of the hill. Alamo Square is just perfect. It sits right on top of the hill and you can see a 360 view of San Fran. OH and it is also a dog park; heaven. Did I mention it overlooks the Painted Ladies which were in the opening scene of Full House?!
We grabbed amazing pizza and beer from a little place called Fly Bar literally right on the corner of our place. Lucky for us this pizza was amazing and it really set off the last leg of our trip on the right foot.
That night we made our way down to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s not a trip unless you see a ton of fat chunky fuzzy sea lions snuggling with each other.
Again the view off the pier of Alcatraz and the ocean was just unbelievable.
The second day of our trip was JAM packed. We woke up really early and headed over the Golden Gate bridge to go exploring. We drove through Muir woods and made our way down to Muir beach. It was surreal. Looking out there and realizing that there really is nothing for miles and miles.
We explored a Zen Garden. It was beautiful, peaceful, and the smell of the eucalyptus trees was intoxicating.
Lagunitas Brewery !! Exactly an hour from where we were staying in San Francisco and it was totally awesome. Look at me, I look like a 5 year old at Disney Land for the first time!
They had a brewpub, really good food and a “Shwag” store. Good times.
On our last full day we did so much walking. I am almost positive Pete and I walked over 6 miles to practically all the districts. We just couldn’t stop. So many shops, restaurants and interesting places.
Towards the end of the day we stumbled upon a rare beer store called Healthy Spirits. It. Was. Amazing. Again I felt like a kid in a candy store… Pete equally as well. Found this beer brewed in Alaska from Anchorage Brewery. Bought that one.
Oh yeah and we finally got tacos. And they were good… really good. So good that we took a local’s suggestion to go to La Taqueria in the Mission District and then proceeded to walk four miles to go get them. WORTH IT.
We were pretty much pooped at this point! Still very excited though. Grabbed a New Orleans style iced coffee and an egg sammie at Vinyl Coffee & Wine Bar and planned our day.
There were so many corner stores around our place with fresh everything. Basically a 24-hour awesome farmers markets. So we grabbed a loaf of French bread that was literally baked and brought to the store 20 minutes prior to us buying it, some goat cheese, oj, and a small bottle of champagne and headed over to Alamo Park. We sat there in the sunshine for four hours reading and people watching. The weather was beautiful and breezy and life was simply perfect in those moments.
Before heading to our plane we hit a few more shops and then visited Barrel Head Brewhouse for the second time. This place had killer cocktails and they brewed their own beer. So naturally we both loved it. Oh and it was shipwrecked themed. Do you see that missile tap system and the Kraken door handle!? Ridiculous.
Well that concludes my trifecta of posts. I hope you enjoyed the stories and pictures I have brought back with me. It was one amazing adventure that I got to share with my very best friend, nothing could top it (well until the next epic adventure I suppose).
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