Our first trip to San Francisco

Our first trip to San Francisco

San Francisco was a great experience. The refreshingly cold weather during the summer, I must say, beats the heat of steamy Florida any day.

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We explored Fisherman’s Wharf and discovered the Musee Mecanique, an antique arcade. We spent about a hour playing arcade games that went back to the late 1800’s. Most of which only cost .25 to play! I must say, some of the games were a “little” scary… one game, Laughing Sally, boast the saying “She has been entertaining and terrifying children for 50 years”. But, all kidding aside, the arcade was a blast! The picture below is of Lucas and my father, Mark,  testing their strength. This was one of my favorite stops while in San Francisco.

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Since August 1873, the San Francisco Cable Cars have been in service. This long time tradition is a MUST do while in the city. We got to enjoy the steep hills and beautiful architecture while riding to China Town & The Shopping District.

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No San Franciscan vacation would be complete without stopping by the Boudin Bakery, at the Wharf, for some famous San Francisco Sourdough Bread. The Boudin Bakery has been using the same recipe since 1849. You can watch fresh bread being made all day. Be sure to get a fresh loaf of Cheddar & Jalapeno Bread before you leave, it comes in handy… energy for all the walking you’ll do.

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Tips:

  • Cable cars- $13 pass (all day) this pass also includes the public transportation.
  • Bring Sweaters, Jackets & Scarves. It’s COLD in the evenings. If you forget you’ll find jackets & sweaters pretty cheap $10+ at sidewalk shops near Fisherman’s Wharf & China Town
  • Book hotel ahead-of-time. Hotels were hard to find at the spur of the moment when we went.

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