Last week my boys and I took a quick and spontaneous trip to San Francisco. We are renovating our house, and drowning in dust, so a little time on the West coast was much appreciated. We stayed with my step-mother in the Pacific Heights, which features some of the most beautiful Victorian residences, many of which were built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Admiring the architecture was my motivation behind walking my boys to the basketball court every morning at 7am.
Most days (post basketball) my step-mom and I would work out at Barry’s or Soul Cycle and then head out with the boys for lunch and some fun. San Fransisco has so much to offer and is so easy to navigate, which makes it easy to see and do a lot in a short period of time. Our week went a little something like this:
We took the ferry to Tiburon and had lunch. As we rode back we watched the sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge. Our timing was perfect.
Rode the trolley cars, walked down (and up!) Lombard Street, and shopped in Union Square. There is a great Macy’s there, perfect for new track pants and sweatshirts for my boys, because we always need more of those.
My favorite day! We had lunch in Sausalito at Le Garage and visited the Muir Woods beach and forest. The Redwoods were so impressive and the beach was gorgeous.
Visited Ghirardelli Square where we ate our weight in chocolate and played miniature golf. We ended the day at a Warriors basketball game in the new Chase arena – the highlight of the trip for my boys.
Most nights we spent watching movies and eating at home, saving our meals out for our lunches. We ate tacos at Tacoliscious in the Marina – a cute area with lots of shopping, and Roam Burger on Fillmore Street – another a great street for shopping. Both were crowd pleasers. This was our 3rd trip to San Francisco, and definitely won’t be our last. Every time I visit I notice something I didn’t see before. It’s a city full of gems that never gets old.
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