Thursday, May 6, 2010

San Francisco Daze

Bay Bridge
So after we got back to San Francisco from Napa, Sarah and I attempted to go out for a night on the town.  We started with a drink in the Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel.  It was pretty crowded, so we walked over to Bourbon and Branch for some tasty cocktails.  I liked the decor a lot; it was like an old library with various antiques.  Apparently, it was an actual speakeasy during the 1920s.  We had an elderflower drink and a sparkling wine drink.  Both were excellent.  After a long day of wine tasting, we called it a night fairly early.

The next day, Sarah gave us a little tour of San Francisco.  We started by walking to the Ferry Building and checking out the specialty shops there.  Then, we walked over to Red's Java House along the water for some perfect day-after wine tasting comfort food: cheeseburgers, chili cheese fries and onion rings in a divey setting right on the water.  Chili cheese fries are definitely my weakness, and these really hit the spot; the sliced jalepenos on top were a really nice touch.  After lunch, we then headed over the AT&T stadium, which was just a couple blocks away to try and catch a Giants game.  Unfortunately, they were sold out of everything except for standing room only.  After all, it was a beautiful 70 degree day in San Francisco.  Instead, we hopped on a trolley and headed just past Fisherman's Wharf to Crissy Field for an afternoon of relaxation on the fields.  I have to say, the public transportation in San Francisco is great; I wish LA had good public transportation options.  For just $2 (and using the free transfers), we were able to easily run around the city, between the trolleys and the buses.  I also found BART and Caltrain super easy to use and efficient to get to and from downtown San Francisco.  I will definitely be back to visit Sarah and Jenny again soon.
Walking to the Ferry Building
Lots of mushrooms in the Ferry Building

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