We woke up to a beautiful morning in San Francisco. First on the agenda, breakfast with Randy’s co-workers. The restaurant we went to was called The Grove – best. place. ever! This restaurant has made-to-order fresh-squeezed orange juice and it is out of this world amazing! And their food is just as good! I ordered eggs Benedict with bacon and avocado. Oh my goodness… it was so good! I cannot rave enough about this restaurant!
After breakfast, we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf reminded me of broad way on the beach in Myrtle Beach, SC. It is filled with tourist shops and restaurants. Pier 39 is touristy but it still pretty cool because of the sea lions.
Pier 39 offers a pretty cool view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
After Fisherman’s Wharf we stopped by Ghirardelli’s for some chocolate ice-cream!
Then we parted ways and took our first cable car ride!
We stopped by Lombard street. It is known to be one of the crookedest street in America. There are a total of 8 hairpin turns in this little block.
And it is steep too!
The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring the city.
That night we met up with another coworker of Randy’s for dinner in Chinatown! I have been super excited to see Chinatown in San Francisco because it is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and it is the oldest in North America! It even has its own entrance! How cool is that?
The architecture is pretty spectacular!
Yum! R&G Lounge for dinner.
To finish our day we went to a bar called, Top of the Mark. It is a bar at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel at the top of Nob Hill. It has the best view of the city. We enjoyed a cocktail and watched the fog roll into the city.
What a view!
We watched the sunset and the city gradually turn on. So very pretty, despite all the fog. Sorry for the quality of photos here. The fog made it a bit difficult. 🙂
And here is the view outside the hotel, on top of Nob Hill.
Stay tuned for the next day, The Golden Gate Bridge!