Post # 1
We’ve decided to go to San Francisco for our honeymoon in late October. Any suggestions of fun things to do / amazing views to check out? I’ve never been to California before, and I’m pretty excited. We’re both nerdy, artsy people, so we’re hoping to stumble upon some good comic book stores, art galleries, and whatever else looks fun. We’re doing a lot of searching, but I wanted to see if any of you bees lived nearby or have visited and had any recommedations. 🙂
Post # 3
I was just there last weekend! My husband had never been, so we did all the big touristy things. One thing I totally recommend: the SF city pass. You get into like 7 attractions, and you can choose between either a cruise around the Bay or a ticket to Alcatraz. Plus, you get to use public transport free, and the pass is good for 7 days. When we added it up, the pass was paid for by us just going to two of the attractions and using public transport to travel between them. It’s a great deal.
Post # 4
We spent 1 1/2 days in San Francisco on our honeymoon after being in Napa. It was fantastic! We stayed at the Hilton in Union Square, which has lots of good shopping and dining. We ate at John’s Grill there, which is apparently the restaurant that inspired The Maltese Falcon.
On our full day we started by riding the street car to Chinatown, walking around and taking photos. We planned to eat lunch there, but it didn’t take us very long to walk through.
So we went to the Ferry Building and there was a farmers market, so we walked around outside there before going in and having lunch. The Ferry Building is a must if you like food at all, it was awesome! We rode the bus to Fisherman’s Wharf from there and walked through (very touristy) before watching the sea lions on the pier and taking photos of the Golden Gate Bridge (which we drove over on our way into the city – $6 toll going into the city).
We also visited Ghirardelli Square and had some good chocolate treats. Darling Husband loves Rogue beers, so we stopped at their pub (near Nob Hill I think?) and had a couple drinks too. We had dinner at Alioto’s overlooking the water/Golden Gate Bridge and it was really good.
I’d like to see Alcatraz and Coit Tower when we go back, but both were pricey and the pier that the ferries leave for Alcatraz were absolutely packed with crazy amounts of children on school/day care trips. It was nuts.
We had a ton of fun and really loved the city, we can’t wait to plan a return trip. I really recommend everything we did.
Post # 5
We’re date twins! And my wedding is here in San Francisco! (I live in North Beach, the “Italian Neighborhood.”)
I just answered a question on this a few days ago, here’s the link:
I can give you much better recommendations if you let me know what you’re interested in doing/seeing/eating. (Get really specific.)
Do you like museums? Do you prefer to be outdoors? How active are you? Do you want a “city” vacation or a tourist-attraction vacation? How much of a “foodie” are you? What kind of food do you like?
If you’re into comic books, are you into anime kind of stuff? If so, you need to check out Japantown. City Lights books is here in North Beach… You’ll find a lot more ecletic art and shops down in the Mission district. There are fine art galleries around Union Square, Pacific Heights, and over in Sausalito.
There are TONS of great views. If you send me pictures of views you’d like to see, I can probably tell you where they were taken.