On one of my last days back in California, Victor and I went to San Francisco with our friends Hannah and Gavin. We spent most of the day walking and we saw a huge chunk of the city in a day.
San Francisco is known for its hills. We had lunch in China Town at The House of Nanking. This was probably the best Chinese food I have ever had. We ate dishes I have never had at a Chinese restaurant — confirming my suspicion that most Chinese restaurants are serving Americanized versions. Then we walked up and up some more to Coit Tower.
I am pretty sure I could never drive a car in this city. Just imagine trying to park on something like this:
From Coit Tower you get a great view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the piers. The inside of Coit Tower is covered with murals:
We walked down (thank God) from Coit to Pier 39. Pier 39 is super touristy but you will get to see some seals and a nice view of Alcatraz.
Boudin is close to Pier 39. They are famous for making sourdough bread. I liked the alligator shaped one:
As if a big Chinese lunch wasn’t enough…We had to go to Ghirardelli. They now make a milk chocolate filled with peanut butter which is absolutely delicious.
From there we wandered down by Fort Mason and into the Presidio area.
We stopped by the Palace of Fine Arts and just sat for a little bit. This is one of my favorite spots in San Francisco. Several movie scenes have been shot here in the past.
For dinner we wandered into a side street, Belden Place, not far from Union Square. We ate at Cafe Bastille which was not the best French food I have ever had (duh!) but was not bad for stateside.
Just finished my first week of school back in Connecticut. More to come. Happy weekend everyone!