Monday, 13 May 2019

What We're Planning To Do In San Francisco

What We're Planning To Do In San Francisco
Seven months ago we booked a weekend trip to San Francisco, a city we've always wanted to visit, as a short stop before heading to Las Vegas. Little did we know that in the seven months that followed I'd have two months in Charleston under my belt, we'd be five months into an engagement and getting married in five short weeks on said trip. It's been a whirlwind, I can tell you that. 

Though our minds have been elsewhere with wedding planning, now that our trip is getting closer we're starting to think about what we want to do with the 2.5 short days we have in the city and trust me, people have not been short on their recommendations. I thought I'd put together a list of what's definitely on our agenda so far and welcome any suggestions you might have, just like when I arrived in Charleston

First up, let's talk tourist. Of course we want to see the Golden Gate Bridge - Preferably from a view point but more so from a bike which I'm told you can rent from our hotel or from pretty much anywhere in the city. Lombard Street is a must because, hello, how could you not and I also quite fancy lying on the grass near the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square and taking it all in. 

We've already booked an early bird tour of Alcatraz through Alcatraz Cruises as tickets can sometimes sell out up to five weeks in advance and afterwards we were hoping to catch a baseball game at AT&T park but I don't think the schedule fits in well for us. 

In terms of eats, of course Cheesecake Factory at Macy's has been highly recommended for it's views along with Mamma's for brunch and pretty much anywhere on Fisherman's Wharf for seafood. Also, though a bit of an Instagram cliche, the treats on offer at Mr Holmes Bakehouse are said to be a dream. 

Being a gay couple, Castro comes highly recommended as somewhere to relax as well as somewhere to find great bars and clubs. I'm unsure if we'll make it up to Union Square or Croit Tower with us not having a whole lot of time, but I wouldn't rule them out. 

Other San Francisco musts include riding a cable car up Nob Hill and trying my best to capture the terrain and surrounding views. Ideally I'd like to get a really unique view of the Golden Gate Bridge, maybe from a beach or something, but again it all depends on how much time we have. 

Above all we really just want to explore in the way we like - Not cramming too much in but feeling like we've made a good dent in the city. SF already seems like it could be somewhere we return to but we'll see. 
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Any San Fran recommendations, send them my way. As I mentioned, we already have our Alcatraz tour scheduled along with out hotel but things to do, places to eat, bars, you name it. Send it my way! 
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