My San Francisco adventure mapped out

3 06 2009

My time at San Francisco this past weekend was a blur. I took the liberty to take note of all the places I’ve either visited, passed by and saw (though I know there are still some missing). I’ve taken photos at some of the sites also.

Special thanks to John – who took me around, educated me and showed me the vast culture and history of San Francisco – I couldn’t have asked for a better host. If you want to see a map where I marked the locations below, click here (I couldn’t embed it onto here, grr). The list is the following:

Saturday, May 30

  1. Oakland Bay Bridge (no pedestrian access, beautiful view though)
  2. Castro
  3. Seal Rock Inn Restaurant
  4. Buena Vista Park (picture)
  5. Ocean Beach (picture1, picture2, picture3, picture4)
  6. Cliff House
  7. Camera Obscura
  8. Sutro Bath Ruins (picture1, picture2, picture3, picture4, picture5, picture6)
  9. Point Lobos
  10. Seal Rocks (picture1, picture2)
  11. Marina Green and Yacht Harbor
  12. Alcatraz Island (picture)
  13. Fisherman’s Wharf (picture) (A little too commercial/touristy for me)
  14. Piers: 45, 43, 41 and 39 (picture)
  15. Coit Tower (picture) (elevator was broken, wish I was able to go to the top)
  16. North Beach (AKA Little Italy) (charming)
  17. Sunday, May 31

  18. Golden Gate Bridge (picture1, picture2, picture3, picture4, picture5, picture6, picture7, picture8)
  19. Pacific Heights and Billionaire Row (Really fancy homes)
  20. Haight & Ashbury (Very cool)
  21. Amoeba Music (Impressive record collection for an independent store)
  22. Presidio
  23. San Francisco National Cemetery (picture1, picture2)
  24. Downtown
  25. Chinatown (visited several places, but no idea what they were called) (picture)
  26. Red Blosson Tea Company
  27. Westin St. Francis Hotel
  28. Transamerica Pyramid (picture1, picture2, picture3)
  29. Grace Cathedral
  30. Cable car on California Street.
  31. The Big Four Restaurant – The Huntington (bad double espresso)
  32. Mandarin Oriental Hotel
  33. Civic Center & U.N. Plaza (picture)
  34. Painted Lady & Alamo Square – (Most photographed spot in SF, but it was nighttime – har har)
  35. Castro and 18th (the gay hub)
  36. Thai House Express (amazed at fact all clientele were gay, friendly, open, clearly hiding nothing)
  37. Midnight Sun Bar
  38. Moby Dick
  39. Badlands
  40. The Edge
  41. 440 Castro
  42. Castro Theatre
  43. Twin Peaks Tavern (first ever plate glass window bar)
  44. Bagdad Café
  45. Café Flore
  46. The Lookout
  47. HOME
  48. Safeway
  49. Would You Tell Your Mother (Who knew bandana lingo could be so complex)



One response

4 06 2009
Jeff U.

This is unbelievable! You must have hardly had time to sleep, what with you visiting 80% of San Francisco in one weekend! Anyway, hope you’re well.

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