Touring Downtown San Francisco

Summer in San Francisco is definitely not summer to me. It was cold.

The next day, I woke up shivering in my friends place somewhere in San Bruno. A really hot shower and hot coffee did the trick. It was supposed to be a whole day tour but T decided to pick me up for an early dinner in Monterey with his family so we have to cancel my Silicon “Geek” Valley tour. I was so looking forward to checking out Youtube’s office but oh well.

Nways, Ri and I decided to take Bart Train from San Bruno Station to Powell St., where we will take the Tram to Fisherman’s Wharf. This way we won’t have to  worry about finding parking area in a crowded touristy place and paying too much for parking.

But when we got there, the tram has not started operating yet and there was already a very long line of people waiting to get a ride so we decided to walk a little bit around the area first.


Found some really nice building around the area.



Off to pick up the tourist.

We walked to checked the infamous Union Square, unfortunately there was an event and the whole area was covered. But we found this very big heart near the entrance.



Before walking any further, we noticed some of the tourist are getting on the tram in front of the Union Square, so R and I decided to give it a try and see if we can get on one. A few minutes later, we are on the tram. We were super excited and forgot to pay and I think the collector did not notice us too , so we were able saved $12 🙂 .

We got to Fisherman’s Wharf and walked all the way to the Ferry Terminal passing by several of the tourist section. R even paid for my Soudough brunch :), I was being spoiled already.

20130819-130015.jpgIt was really good but the serving was still too much for us, we ate half of it . The salad was good but it was soaked in dressing it was starting to get gross.  The meal warmed us up and we were able to continue with our walk with full belly.

20130819-125938.jpgThe Ferry Terminal Building

20130819-125954.jpgI even found a nice Manhole Cover just across the Terminal.

Unfortunately though, we have to cut short our tour since I was supposed to meet with T  and R forgot her phone AND we could not find a working pay phone or a pay phone that is not too complicated to use.

It was a great day, and I was very thankful to R for giving me a tour around San Francisco.  You can read R’s blog called Curly Mom and her adventure as a Mother and all things in between.



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