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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Two Days in San Francisco

What to see, do and eat in San Francisco, CA - bay tours, Sausalito, Original Joe's, Harris' Steakhouse, Napa Valley Burger Company, Trish's Mini Donuts, Ghriadelli, Fisherman's Warf and Lombard Street. You can do it all in 2 days!

Back at the end of March, we took a super quick trip to San Francisco. I spoke at a conference in Los Angeles, and we decided to hit up San Francisco for a few days before we went to LA.

We've been to San Francisco several times. It had been a while since our last trip, so we were excited to visit again. We spent most of our limited time doing touristy things. We took a boat ride under the Golden Gate Bridge, a boat to Sausalito, ate at some great restaurants and tried to relax!

We packed a lot in for only being in town for two full days!

What to see, do and eat in San Francisco, CA - bay tours, Sausalito, Original Joe's, Harris' Steakhouse, Napa Valley Burger Company, Trish's Mini Donuts, Ghriadelli, Fisherman's Warf and Lombard Street. You can do it all in 2 days!
The Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA
I think it goes without saying that The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic symbols of San Francisco. We took a boat tour of the bay to get up close and personal with the bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA
 We got lucky with the weather. It was beautiful the day we did our boat tour!
We took the hour San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure from Blue & Gold Fleet at Pier 39.
It was $30/each. Totally worth it.

Blue & Gold Fleet
Pier 39

Trish's Mini Donuts - Pier 39 in San Francisco, CA - a MUST!
After the cruise, we snagged some donuts at Pier 39.

Trish's Mini Donuts - Pier 39 in San Francisco, CA - a MUST!
SO good!!!
They were fresh and hot and super yummy!
Do NOT miss these!

Trish's Mini Donuts
Pier 39

Fishermans Warf
Fishermans Warf - San Francisco, CA

Sea Lions at Fishermans Warf - San Francisco, CA
LOVE the stinky, loud sea lions!

Sea Lions at Fishermans Warf - San Francisco, CA

Local Seafood at Fishermans Warf - San Francisco, CA
Chicken Legs had an afternoon snack at the Warf.

In-N-Out Burger at Fishermans Warf - San Francisco, CA
I snagged an In-N-Out Burger for my afternoon snack!

 Ghiradelli
The Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in San Francisco
We started our next day out at Ghirardelli.
Ghirardelli is a MUST on our San Francisco trips. 
It just tastes better in San Francisco. ;)

Brownie Sundae at The Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in San Francisco
We split the Brownie Sundae.

Brownie Sundae at The Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in San Francisco
SO good!!
It was worth every single calorie!
I figured we walked it all off anyway with all those hills we walked!

Ghirardelli Square- Original Chocolate Manufactory
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-3938

Napa Valley Burger Company
Napa Valley Burger Company in Sausalito, CA - fantastic food! Take the ferry over from Pier 39 and enjoy!
We took the ferry over to Sausalito. We took the boat from Blue & Gold Fleet at Pier 39.
It goes back and forth all day long.

We got off the boat and headed straight to the Napa Valley Burger Company.
We snagged two seats at the bar.

I ordered the Stinson Beach BBQ Burger - smoked gouda, applewood bacon, crispy onion ring, bourbon BBQ sauce. It was ridiculously good!

Chicken Legs got the Fish Filet Sandwich -seared Cod filet, house made coleslaw, lettuce, onion, tartar sauce dressing, mixed greens side salad. It was gone in a flash. I was lucky to get a picture of it!

At Napa Valley Burger Company the fries aren't included with the burgers. One order is more than enough for two people! They are really good too!

Napa Valley Burger Company
670 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415)332-1454

Copita
Copia in Sausalito, CA - take the ferry over from Pier 39 and enjoy incredible Mexican food and tequila cocktails

We had some time to kill before the next ferry back to town, so we stopped in at Copita for a drink.
Copita was recommended by the bartender at Napa Valley Burger Company.
It was a GREAT recommendation. The food smelled amazing - we are totally coming back here on our next trip.

The cocktails were amazing! I wished I could have drank every single one on the menu!

After much deliberation and discussion with the bartender, I chose The Hummingbird - Tequila reposado, Hum liqueur, lemon, agave nectar. The best tequila cocktail I've ever drank.

Chicken Legs got the Smoking Gun - Xicaru mezcal, st. germain, tequila blanco, lime, grapefruit. He isn't a tequila fan, but he loved the cocktail! It was SO good!

Copita is a great place to go when you are in Sausalito!

Copita
739 Bridgeway
Sausalito, California 94939
(415) 331-7400


Harris' The San Francisco Steakhouse
Harris' The San Francisco Steakhouse - iconic steakhouse that lives up the the hype! We loved everything we ate!
We had two nice dinners in San Francisco, Harris' was one of them.
We always try to eat at one steakhouse on our trips, and Harris' was one of the best!
It was incredible. Definitely a treat!

The waiters were perfect - attentive but not trying to eat with you.

Chicken Legs started with a Caesar Salad - he said it was great. 

The steaks come with a potato side and vegetable. We had a choice of a scalloped potatoes and baked potato.

For our entrees, I got a filet and the scalloped potatoes. OMG - just give me two or three servings of those scalloped potatoes next time. Insanely good! The steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly.

Chicken Legs got the Prime Rib. It was to-die-for. 
He also got a side of mushrooms - he loves mushrooms and said these were delicious!

There was NO room for dessert. Maybe next time!

Harris' The San Francisco Steakhouse
2100 Van Ness Ave
(415) 673-1888San Francisco, CA 94109


Lombard Street
Lombard Street - San Francisco, CA
We stopped at Lombard Street on our way back to the hotel. 
It is a HIKE! OMG! BUT totally worth it!

Lombard Street - San Francisco, CA

Lombard Street - San Francisco, CA

The view from the top of Lombard Street - San Francisco, CA
The view from the top is great!

 Original Joe's
Original Joe's in San Francisco, CA - our favorite place! The food is AMAZING! Come hungry - the portions are huge! One of the best Italian restaurants we ever eaten in.
I saved our favorite restaurant for last.
We loved every single thing about Original Joe's. The food, the drinks and the atmosphere.

We started with an order of Arancini - I can't resist arancini.
They were delicious! We tried not to eat them all, to save room for dinner, but we ended up eating every single one! SO good!

We shared our entrees.
We got an order of Carbonara and an order of Chicken Parmesan. The Chicken Parmesan came with a  side of ravioli. It was WAY too much food! BUT it was crazy delicious!

The Carbonara was super creamy and tasted amazing. I wanted to lick the bowl it was so good!

The Chicken Parmesan was so delicious! We loved the red sauce. YUM!
We sampled a ravioli, but we were totally concentrating on the chicken and carbonara.

I would most definitely go back to Original Joe's on our next trip to San Francisco.
We absolutely loved it!

Original Joe's
601 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-4877


We packed SO much into only two full days in the city.
We had a blast! We can't wait to come back!!

What are your favorite places and things to do in San Francisco?
I need to get my list going for our next trip!





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5 comments:

  1. I just love reading about your excursions-your details and enthusiasm are contagious! You always make me want to go where you have been.

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  2. You guys are really the world travelers. I have never been to a large city that I really liked (more of a see the mountains guy) but I enjoyed SF more than most.

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  3. Hi! I live in San Francisco (Mission District) and I love Lolo http://www.lolosf.com/#home , Dandelion Chocolate https://www.dandelionchocolate.com/ , Craftsmen & Wolves http://www.craftsman-wolves.com/caw-valencia And of course if you love burritos (as I do), you can't go wrong with La Taqueria. :-)Lisa

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  4. We used to live near San Francisco, and when we go back to visit, we usually go to Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf also. My sister-in-law's boyfriend works on the Blue and Gold Fleet. You took some great pictures of the bridge!

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  5. We are planning a trip to San Fran /Napa in April. We are so excited for it. We have add some places to go and eat from this post! Have you ever been to Napa/ have any suggestions for there?

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