There have been songs (“I left my heart in San Francisco”) and jokes (The coldest Winter I ever spent was a Summer in San Francisco”), but there really is something special about this City by the Bay. Some complain that you trip over homeless pan-handlers every two feet (I actually saw one holding out a frying pan!), but with that you also trip over three Starbucks, a sushi restaurant, and an art museum or two. I’ll take it!
Here are a few of my favorite things:
- No skyline jutting out of a grid, the buildings flow across the landscape from the hills to the sea
- The Bay area cities face each other like seats in an enormous arena
- The contrasts of the architecture: Ultra Modern vs. Victorian
- The “dinging” of the cable cars
- Gorgeous sunsets
- The moderate climate: Not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right!
- You can never eat too much Ghirardelli chocolate
- Home of Rapleaf World Headquarters (shameless plug for my new company!)
- The sushi
- The Shakespeare Garden inside the Golden Gate Park
- Temptingly close to Wine Country…
- The awe-inspiring bridges
- That tiny little chapel on the tallest hill in Tiburon (Happy Anniversary Michele and Rey!)
- The music and history of Haight-Ashbury
- Steep and crooked streets
- The barking roars of of the sea lions
- The art museums, galleries, and street art…everywhere!
- The aroma of sour dough bread
- The sushi (Did I already list Sushi?)
- The people
If you haven’t yet explored San Francisco, do it. If you have, please share some of your favorite things.
This is Day 8 (cough) of The 28 Day Blogging Challenge
Photos courtesy of Alaskan_Dude, PatrickSmithPhotography, and Flickr