A weekend in the Bay (San Francisco)

Updated: Sep 7, 2019

The Market Street Line making its way through San Francisco

Market Street, in downtown San Francisco. Getting there was half the fun, Once at the airport, take the Sky-Tran to Garage G. Proceed downstairs towards the BART trains. The Yellow line train (in the direction of Pittsburg/Bay Point) to Powell Street. (Take the Market Street exit) I stayed at the Parc 55 Hotel Union Square.

First stop was the San Francisco Ferry Building. The ferry building is a port for boats that travel across the San Francisco Bay area and it also has a few restaurants. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, it is also the home of the CUESA Farmers market. I had the most amazing Texas Avocado Burger at Gott’s Roadside. (By far the best burger I had, ever)

Then, I walked to the various piers along the street until I got to my second destination. Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is a neighborhood on the coast of San Francisco, it has large crowds, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, the Maritime National Historical Park, Aquarium of the Bay, the Cannery shopping center and much more. Next was the Exploratorium (Pier 15-17) Here is where you see a lot of abstract art, sculptures and designs that’s aren't common but are beautiful.

For breakfast, San Francisco has a lot of diners but Café Mason is my favorite by far. The aroma brought me inside and the food validated my choice. I stacked up on a large meal in anticipation of my day. Next, I walked the steepest hill ever before making my way to the Cable Car Museum. (My exercise for the week, or so I thought)

One of the many hills of San Francisco

The Cable car museum is dedicated to the art of the cable car, and the effort that goes into preserving each one. It also educates you on how they move and stay in use as well as the history of the cable cars. After the Cable Car Museum, It was Lombard Street. Lombard Street is said to be the most crooked street in the world and spans one block with eight hairpin turns. It by far had the largest crowd in San Francisco behind the Golden State bridge. I then visited the Golden State Bridge, the Fort Mason navy yard, and the Golden Gate beach.

Alcatraz prison

Breakfast at Mama’s comes highly recommended. Another great option is Lori's diner. After breakfast, I went to the Coit Tower. The views from the tower were impeccable. From the tower, I walked to Chinatown. (Dragons Gate) Perfect end to a perfect trip.

Golden Gate Bridge


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