San Francisco 48 Hrs
Welcome to San Francisco in 48 hrs!
There is so much going on here, it’s great. Food and Drink everywhere. Try to get to everything, I dare you. But seriously, pick and choose wisely. Coffee, cocktails, beer, oyster places, high end, and low end restaurants are all in this, so have fun with it!
Wake up, and get to Golden Gate bridge early. Bike rentals are close by, and you might be able to catch the mist coming off the bay as you ride over the bridge. It’s a quick loop and pretty easy. If you wait longer in the day, it will become more crowded so get there early!
Next, we’re going to Ghiradelli Square and the beginning of a long walk along the bay. Within this region, you’ll find Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, off in the distance is Coit Tower (you can also go inside of), and finally the Embaradero neighborhood.
Plenty of eats along the way. A sneaky In and Out burger if you’ve never had it, try it here. The wonderful story of The Slanted Door is on Fisherman’s Wharf. What started as a tiny mom and pop shop of vietnamese food, soon turned into a long line out the door, and an eventual, upscale dining room on the wharf. Still delicious food and a now comes with a great view!
Chinatown can be overwhelming, but you have to go. Any restaurants or stands along the way are fine by me to go to. House of Nanking might be one of, if not the most popular destination. Just don’t expect anything in the way of good service. People are lined up out the door, and they want you down, fed, and out!
At night, don’t forget a chance to see the SF symphony. World class and beautiful way to end a San Francisco day.
Start the day with the SF modern museum of Art. This collection holds ___. A SF Giants game is calling your name, and what a beautiful park it is. Head to the outfield to look over and see the kayak’s patiently waiting for a home run!
Next we’re heading to the infamous Mission District. Home of a large latino population, and some of the best tacos you’ll ever have. La Taqueria is a main stay within this neighborhood, but don’t be afraid to try any other of the numerous restaurants around.
Catch some rays and relax at the Delores Park. Always busy and always entertaining people watching.
After dinner, stroll along and catch sunset with the Painted Ladies houses. Famous from the early 90s Full House sitcom, these houses are painted in vibrant pastels.
The historic FIllmore will cap the night off with a show. Any performance will be good here, but shoot for something with a little more grunge than you’re used to ; )
That’s two days worth of fun and pleasant activities. San Francisco’s weather is gorgeous year round, so walking the city is a lot of fun. Don’t forget to add in a cable car ride. Very easy to purchase tickets and a cheap way to get off your feet and see more of the city (avoiding those hills!).
The food and drink options in SF are absolutely world class. It’s easily my favorite collection of restaurants and what’s not to love?
I’m a sucker for coffee and Four Barrel crushes it and they have a beautiful, open space where they also roast their coffee.
Rich Table, Bar Crudo, Nopa, SPQR, Bar Tartine (are you ever coming back!??), and State Bird Provisions are some of my favorite upscale places. Top notch dishes daily.
Rick Bobby, Swan Oyster Depot, Flour and Water, Tadich Grill (can be upscale) are some of my favorite low end places.
Trick Dog is a must for cocktails. And Toronado is a must for beer lovers.
Enjoy San Fran!!