If you are headed to San Francisco for a day trip, here are some fun things you can do. We were out of the house from 10am, and got home close to 9pm, to give you a time frame for the trip.
- Twin Peaks
- Crepevine for lunch
- Golden Gate Park (we didn’t even visit everything there)
- Golden Gate Bridge (didn’t get a chance to walk on it this time)
- Lombard Street
- Bistro Boudin for dinner
- Ghirardelli for dessert
Norm’s cousins came for a visit, so we decided to take them for a tour of San Francisco. We headed out to “The City” around 10am. It was a chilly, but beautiful day! The next day, they came to visit us in town, and it was pouring rain!!
If you haven’t been up to Twin Peaks, you need to go. We got so lucky that it was clear skies. You usually just see fog. Definitely don’t come during the August-ish. If you have a chance to go at night, it is also a great view!! Don’t forget to bring a jacket…or two, though.
We luckily found parking spots! (Did I mention we were touring SF by car? Three cars to be exact. This is a risky move because parking is hard to find.) We had made reservations at Crepevine, but they didn’t really save a table for us. 😦 We had to wait a little, and were seated at different tables. It was super duper busy, and there was a never-ending line. But we did get the dessert crepes on the house. Woot!
Then, we were off to Lombard, the crookedest street in the world. I’m not sure who lives along this street, but I wonder if it’s annoying that hundreds of tourists go by your home, or are at your front door, everyday. From here, you can see Coit Tower. I remember watching sunrises at Coit Tower during youth group days.
We made it down, found parking spots, and snapped some quick pics. I hear it can get a lot busier, but it was okay for us. Just make sure not to hit the teenage boy in the middle of the intersection trying to take a pic of his family.
Heading to dinner, we see a view of Alcatraz. I had been there in 4th grade for a field trip, but if you can make it, a foggy night would be great for the Night Tour, which we took with a friend who visited from Texas one summer.
A peek into the bakery. Reminded me of our field trip to Semifreddi’s.
That’s our San Francisco excursion! You can view more photos HERE from our album that week. There are so many great things to do in San Francisco, so we will definitely go on another day trip soon. If you were coming for a visit, I would definitely recommend spending at the very least 4 days there.
When we asked the girls if they liked their tour of San Francisco, they said it was the best day ever in their whole life! :p
We never finished our 31 Days in SF Bay posts, but you can read about other things to do or places to go in the SF Bay Area.
What are some of your favorite places to visit in San Francisco?