A girls trip to SF is a must for me and my daughter at least once a year, and sometimes twice. San Francisco is amazing, there are so many things to do and see. When it's a girls trip it's all about neighborhoods, architecture, food, taking pictures, shopping and more food, did I mention food?!? When it's a trip with handsome we'll do things like the Science Museum, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park and a ferry ride over to romantic Saucalito. There really is something for everyone.
Since it was summer instead of fall we noticed it was more crowded everywhere we went. I wasn't expecting it but should have realized that because it was summer there would be lots of tourists. I felt a difference in the people too, the residents that we normally find so friendly seemed to be a bit cranky, I guess when your usual morning workout up the stairs in Pacific Heights has tourists getting in your way taking photos (me) it could get on your nerves a bit. Last visit we climbed the stairs, this time we were saving ourselves for the 400 secret steps behind Coit Tower known as Telegraph Hill and a walk up and down Lombard St., San Francisco's crookedest hill. The Telegraph Hill steps wind through beautiful homes and apartments and is home to a big colony of wild parrots and there's lots of gardens and even bee keeper boxes along the way. What amazes me is that people live on this hill, we saw a guy carrying a TV up the stairs. Oh and if you leave the house and forget something, yikes!
We added a new restaurant to out favorites this trip, Belga, what a great spot for brunch, delicious, health oriented and adorably chic, loved the gray and yellow outside, the inside was more sophisticated and woodsy.
We also added Tea at The Fairmont hotel this trip, something we had never done before. It was very similar to Tea at The Plaza in NY, (that' a girls tradition for us) just without Eloise. The staff was extremely accommodating to some of our dietary restrictions too.
Dinner in China Town is a must as well, there's a lot to choose from but we always stick with our very favorite Oriental Pearl.
On Sunday morning we had to go to our all time favorite Jane on Filmore for breakfast before leaving. And then when we headed out of town we made a stop at Moss Landing for great local produce, just picked fresh fruit and veggies at insanely cheap prices.