our fun guide to San Francisco DAY 1


Golden Gate Bridge
go in the morning to avoid big tourist crowds and get the best clear skied pictures

Palace of Fine Arts
it's on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge (we went there after the bridge), the science part of this site is closed on Sundays and Mondays so there won't be crowds to see the gorgeous greek looking palace. The houses around it are a site themselves (most likely will make you want to move to San Fran) 
the corner one is my favorite :) notice there is a surveillance camera, yes i saw it after this picture :)  
we also went there in the evening, hardly anyone was there and it was so beautiful and serene (there were even swans)

Fisherman's Wharf
After the Palace, this is just the place to go. It's busy with a lot of people (and seagulls, that will steal your calamari if you don't protect it (true story)), fun shops and food stands, the trendiest bakery, boats and street  musicians. You can get crab, clam chowder, tomato soup (my favorite), sour dough bread and lots of unique souvenirs. 
this bakery is right in the center of the wharf, you'll see people going in there 
you can see why i liked this soup the best, right?
sean made me try this crabhead on and i am so glad he did
Ghirardelli Square 
You can walk there from the wharf (the best part is you don't have to find a new parking place, just leave your car at the wharf, that is if you drove), it's only six blocks away and on the way you can see a lot of art galleries and other shops. 
There were street musicians here too and a handful of perfect little shops, including a cupcake shop, tea room, ghirardelli chocolate store and soda fountain and an expensive lotion store that smells like heaven.
Kara's cupcakes
Ghirardelli ice cream sunday
my personal favorite find! Have you ever had one of these? The sales lady said they are not legal  in the US, but they are awesome. A milk chocolate egg, white chocolate lining on the inside and a toy in the middle (mine was a little gorilla), i used to get these ones in a while when i was living in Russia.
you can also see how Ghirardelli make their chocolate, it looks like a chocolate filled bath
We went to San Francisco for our spring break from school. Both of us have never been there so we made the 12 hour road trip, while listening to the Hunger Games audio book :D. If you have never been there before I definitely recommend it, such a fun diverse town. A lot to do and this post only covers day 1. More to come soon! 


  1. So cool! We went to San Francisco last october and we liked it so much! We only had 4 days there and now we want to come back again! Also you should find the russian store and cafe there! By the way, why are the eggs illegal? I used to have a small collection of toys from the eggs :))

  2. oh my gosh, yeah, san fran is so fun! we had four days too. i think that the eggs are illegal because you can sneak things in the toy egg :( i'm not sure though.

  3. It's so true SF has so much to offer. I was just there and I love the city. Beautiful always something to do and see. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Can't wait to see more. :)


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