Curious about that perfect day?
When my dad’s youngest cousin, Tony, and his wife Jenny told me they were coming to town for a quick weekend visit (sandwiched in between Napa and Monterey on their Tour de California), I promised to take them on the most epic San Francisco adventure ever attempted in a single day and recorded in a single blog post. Here’s an aerial view of what I’m now calling “The Great Day By the Bay” BEFORE LUNCH…
- Breakfast at the Ferry Building…
- Cable car to Hyde Street
- Walk to Swenson’s for ice cream…
- Walk through Russian Hill to the top of Lombard St
- Walk down the crookedest road to Columbus Ave…
- Beer in North Beach
- Cable car through Union Square
- Bus down Market and up McAllister to Alamo Square Park…
- Painted ladies tour!
All accomplished, I might add, on foot or public transit.
It’s a good thing Tony is a retired fireman and totally up for trekking uphill, trekking downhill, cable cars, buses, cliffs, sun, wind, crazy homeless people, and everything else SF has to offer. He and Jenny are both pretty much the best adventurers EVER.
Oh – and Munga’s not bad either. She of course hopped a plane out to SF when she heard what we were up to…
Now, here’s The Great Day By the Bay just from LUNCHTIME ON!
NO I AM NOT KIDDING!
- Walk to Lower Haight and up Haight Street to Haight-Ashbury
- Lunch at The Citrus Club
- Amoeba Records!
- Walk through Golden Gate Park to the Conservatory of Flowers
- Bus to Ocean Beach
- Walk to the Cliff House for a cocktail
- Sunset on the cliffs and exploring Sutro Baths
- Bus to the Mission
- Mexican food and mariachis for dinner at Puerto Alegre
- BART back to Union Square (for Tony + Jenny) / Oakland (for the rest of us)
PHEW! OMG, are you exhausted? I’m exhausted reliving it, but it sure was epically fun. What an amazing family. I’ve loved him since I was a little girl, but after this visit, it was clear that Tony reminds me of another dude who used to love to do everything! and see everything! and try everything!…
Must be in the genes.
See all our pictures of Family Weekend 2014 here.