San Francisco Journals

If You're Going to San Francisco

An August 2006 trip to San Francisco by midtownmjd

Muir Woods Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: I hadn’t been to San Francisco in years. Going back made me thankful that some things never change.

If You're Going to San Francisco

Overview

Fisherman's Wharf Photo, San Francisco, California
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Highlight: walking around the frenzy that is Fisherman’s Wharf. Low point: getting pooped on by a frenzied bird at Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s still one of my favorite spots in San Francisco though, even though it’s a tourist mecca. Fun for people-watching.We centered our last morning around a comfort food brunch at Home restaurant, so we walked all around the cafe’s Marina district. It’s a cute neighborhood to wander in with seemingly endless streets full of shopping and eating opportunities.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: We spent equal time walking and riding cable cars. I love the cable cars because they’re an escape from walking up the hills packaged as a historic exper...Read More

Nob Hill Cafe

Restaurant

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Dinner at the Nob Hill Café is a lot like dinner at your own favorite neighborhood haunt, except on a picturesque street in the City by the Bay. It’s warm and inviting, the Italian food is delicious, and the tables are full of locals since the restaurant is tucked away. It’s a nice excuse to go a little off the beaten path into a residential neighborhood.We had a party of eight and had to wait, but with an outside table, bottles of wine, and an attentive server, even the wait was pleasant. A group taking a night tour of the city went by while we were sitting outside, so we even got a history lesson.We had an equally good time once we progressed inside to the cozy dining room. Everyone ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2006

Nob Hill Cafe
1152 Taylor Street
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 776-6500

Muir Woods

Attraction | "Muir Woods National Monument"

Muir Woods Photo, San Francisco, California
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Since I’d visited San Francisco once before, I was excited to leave the city for awhile and drive north to Muir Woods. After the excursion, I think it’s an essential part of even a first-timer’s trip to San Francisco.I get excited just thinking about the drive. As my friend Kate begrudgingly drove across the Golden Gate Bridge, the three of us passengers craned our necks in every conceivable way to take in the views. There is no way to describe the beauty of the scenes, and these panoramas continued for every one of the 12 miles up to Muir Woods. The cityscape, the island of Alcatraz, the bay, the mountains, the valleys… the beauty is overwhelming.The drive took about 45 minutes becaus...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2006

Muir Woods
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA 94941-2696
(415) 561-4700