San Francisco: Part 1

Last time I was in San Francisco  was in 2006, so I was looking forward to this trip. And it did not disappoint. To help me, the weather was just stunning – hot with clear blue skies (with a bit of drizzle).

In the first two days, I walked around the city and met friends and family. The first walk was from the Marina to Fisherman’s wharf. I started at the Palace of fine arts – I believe it was built for a world fair a few decades back. The architecture is beautiful but there is nothing much else to see here. The walk to Fisherman’s wharf was really good – you get really good views of the Golden Gate and the Alcatraz. Fisherman’s wharf is beautiful. There are many sights here: a highlight being the free arcade museum.

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I also tried In and Out burgers. The burgers are good – not as good as Shake Shack but for the price it is excellent (around $5).

I went to a small seafood restaurant at Mission Street with my baby cousin. The place is called Weird fish and the food is excellent. To put into perspective, for 4 beers, 2 starters and 2 main courses including 20% tip, the bill was under 50. And the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this place.

It also so happened that during my stay, it was the world series (am not a baseball fan) and I was lucky to be in the city when the Giants won Game 7 to seal the series. The whole city was going wild and it was good to see the city enjoy the moment.

On the third day, I did a very long walk from the downtown past Golden Gate bridge to Ocean beach then to Land’s end then through the Golden Gate park and back to the Marina. It was a hard walk but the amazing views were the rewards for my efforts. I’ll post a follow up detailing this walk in the next couple of days.

I’ll end with some more pictures of San Francisco.

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