San Francisco Recap: Part 1

As you may know, Jesse and I spent last Sunday – Thursday in San Francisco. We had a blast, did a ton, ate plenty of good food, walked many miles, and had sore feet and legs by the end of it all (those hills are no joke!). Here are some snippets from our trip. There will be more to come because I have too many good photos for one post!

Golden Gate Bridge, just before our very windy trek across (and back)! 1.7 miles each way.
Golden Gate Bridge, just before our very windy trek across (and back)! 1.7 miles each way.
Our awesome room at the Wyndham Canterbury in the Lower Nob Hill district.
Our awesome room at the Wyndham Canterbury in the Lower Nob Hill district. “Having been a famed fixture in San Francisco for more than 70 years, the former Canterbury Hotel and Whitehall Inn has been renovated and updated while maintaining its classic flair.” – http://www.wyndhamvacationresorts.com
Awesome breakfast at The Plant! It was so good, we ate here the next day too. Note, the raw coconut meat porridge in the middle was awesome! Jesse and I got it without the maple syrup and shared it.
Awesome breakfast at The Plant! It was so good, we ate here the next day too. Note, the raw, grain-free coconut meat porridge in the middle was awesome! Jesse and I got it without the maple syrup and shared it. Good stuff and something I’ve never seen before!
Cable cars! Yes, we rode on one too.
Cable cars! Yes, we rode on one too. It’s a must!
At the Exploratorium. Lots of fun and all hand's on! Watch out for kids though...they'll push you out of the way.
At the Exploratorium. Lots of fun and all hand’s on! Watch out for kids though…they will push you out of the way and take over.
The Living Roof at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences.
The Living Roof at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences.
Jesse's shaved asparagus salad at The Tipsy Pig. We loved this place and stumbled upon it while in the Marina district, walking up Chestnut St. Their menu has lots of great options and the outdoor dining area is spectacular!
Jesse’s shaved asparagus salad at The Tipsy Pig. We loved this place and stumbled upon it while in the Marina district, walking up Chestnut St. Their menu has lots of great options and the outdoor dining area is spectacular!
Jesse on the Golden Gate Bridge, at the beginning of our trek across.
Jesse on the Golden Gate Bridge, at the beginning of our trek across.
Alcatraz Island, as seen from the Fisherman's Wharf. We did not make it to Alcatraz on this trip, but will do so another time. We want to do a nighttime tour!
Alcatraz Island, as seen from the Fisherman’s Wharf. We did not make it to Alcatraz on this trip, but will do so another time. We want to do a nighttime tour!
TRX headquarters!
TRX headquarters!
Street view of the Wyndham Canterbury.
Street view of the Wyndham Canterbury.
Strolling through the infamous Haight-Ashbury district, an area known for its hippie subculture. Back in the mid-1960s, this was notably one of the most famous intersections in the world.
Strolling through the infamous Haight-Ashbury district, an area known for its hippie subculture. Back in the mid-1960s, this was notably one of the most famous intersections in the world. It was a place where young folks came from all over, seeking peace and love. It’s still very reminiscent of the 1960s, with plenty of colorful images, vintage shops, hip restaurants, incense and tie-dye. I think Jesse and I had 4 or 5 offers to buy weed while walking through this district.
The Ferry Building. It's definitely worth a visit and has so many great shops/vendors inside!
The Ferry Building. It’s definitely worth a visit, with all its great shops/vendors inside!
Me on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the city behind me.
Me, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the city in the background.
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9 thoughts on “San Francisco Recap: Part 1

  1. Naz (@CinnamonEats) June 24, 2013 / 11:21 am

    Oh I loved this post! Reminded me of our trip to SF, although we didn’t do as much! It’s definitely one of my favourite cities and I hope Joe and I can visit again some time in the future 🙂

    • paleoinpdx June 24, 2013 / 11:24 am

      It was so much fun, Naz! I remember when you went to SF! Maybe next time, we can meet down there 😉

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) June 24, 2013 / 11:28 am

        Haha that would be awesome! I would love to live there actually it seems like it would be just an amazing place to live!

      • paleoinpdx June 24, 2013 / 12:21 pm

        I think I could probably live there too. It’s pretty expensive to live there though, or at least that’s what I hear.

        Seriously Naz, we need to meet somewhere in the middle sometime for a fun blogger trip! Plus, like you, I already feel like we’re such good friends and we haven’t even met!

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) June 24, 2013 / 1:04 pm

        That’s true! One of my close friends lives in Sacramento, we stayed with them for a few days before going to SF and it was a pretty quick trip. Actually I think I’d just like to live in California in general lol! Joe and I always say if we were to ever return to America it would have to be somewhere in California!

        Yes I know seriously ahhhh why do we have to live so far away haha. I’d love to travel back to America so who knows it might happen otherwise Euro trip for you guys? 😉

      • paleoinpdx June 24, 2013 / 4:43 pm

        Always a possibility! Also, if you ever moved to CA, we’d be much closer to each other!

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) June 25, 2013 / 1:47 am

        True! Definitely would not mind if the opportunity every came up to move over there, my friend that lives in Sacramento keeps telling us to move there too. If only it were that easy 🙂 Let’s see, we have to be here for 2 years but after that anything could happen!

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