After a recent business trip to Pasadena, my husband and I tacked on a kid-free weekend in San Francisco. We’ve visited SF a few times, so we had no real agenda for our weekend, which somehow resulted in us deciding to walk from the Bay Bridge across the Golden Gate.
You can leave the kids at home, but it doesn’t mean you don’t take them everywhere.
What fun my five-year-old would have had climbing this bow!
We picked up a fantastic S’mores Kit at Recchiuti that we brought home for the kids. Twenty-three bucks is a pretty penny for eight s’mores, but the handmade marshmallows, gourmet grahams and bittersweet chocolate made for a happy and decadent reunion at home.
We met Zach Houston, the Market Poet who wrote us a halfway decent poem in a matter of minutes on an odd topic of our choosing.
Lovely to have time to shop leisurely and check out the variety of fruits and veggies, not to mention the quirky signs.
Strolling along the Embarcadero, you’ll pass some awesome establishments like this organic cafe we ate at one night. A veggie burger on the East Coast is not even related to the kind you find here. This is the real deal, made from lentils, mushrooms, beets, cashews and bulgur.
We happened upon a cute chocolate factory, TCHO, with lots of samples and daily tours. A bit further down is Fisherman’s Wharf and then the modest climb through Fort Point, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. At almost two miles long, Golden Gate Bridge itself is pretty magnificent, especially when viewed from the Marin Headlands (admittedly, my cousin met us on the far side of the bridge and drove us to see this vista).
Not a bad way to cover 9 miles and spend a few hours.
The following day we walked a bit more at Lands End Trail. Two picture perfect days in SF.