I recently got back from my trip to San Francisco on Sunday and it was nice to spend quality time with my sister, Jessica. The last time we were both there together was probably when I was 16 years old. I was there trying out for American Idol….seems like a lifetime ago. I planned this trip because I’ve never really done anything like that with my sister and wanted to share a new experience with her.
We arrived on Friday afternoon and stayed at the cutest hotel right in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, The Palihotel. It definitely had that old rustic feel. The room itself was small yet adorable, and it had everything we needed for our two-day stay! The hotel even had its own restaurant with a lounging area for drinks and food – cocktail for two, please.
After we had unpacked, we got ready for dinner! I had made reservations at the yummiest place I could find on Yelp. I chose Italian because who doesn’t love carbs, especially on vacation! We ate at Che Fico located in a neighborhood with tons of bars, and restaurants. Definitely, a place you’d want to be nearby on a Friday night. The food at Che Fico was nothing less than fantastic. From the bread to the pizza, pasta and even the drinks were simply incredible. The ambiance, music and the service were excellent, as well. Needless to say, our dinner was a success. If you’re ever in SF, I highly recommend checking this place out.
On Saturday morning, we spend the majority of the time walking all over SF. We went to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and shared a sweet and savory pie with a warm cup of joe to get the day started. Instead of Ubering everywhere, we decided to save our money and just walk to our next destination, Fishermans Warf. Along the way, We saw tons of photo opportunities and my sister was kind enough to take my photos – Thanks, sis!
On our way to Fishermans Warf, we came across the iconic Lombard Street and spend some time there as well. After an hour’s walk, we finally made it to our destination and we were READY to stuff our faces with fried shrimp, crab cakes, fries and much more. We ate at Pier Market and enjoyed the view of the ocean. Afterward lunch, we walked around for a bit more, took more photos (lol) and headed to our final landmark, The Golden State Bridge.
Saturday was a day full of adventure and lots of sightseeing. The Golden State Bridge was the perfect way to end our day.
Sunday (our last day) rolled around and we pretty much spent some time in the Downtown area. We grabbed some breakfast at a nearby French cafe before heading to our final landmark, The Painted Ladies aka The Full House House. It was my sister’s first time there so it was nice for her to see where her childhood show was filmed.
We wrapped it up and called our last Uber and headed to the airport. Although I love SF, there’s no place like HOME. Am I, right?
Our mini getaway to SF was the perfect getaway with my sister. You can definitely see lots of things in just two days. I hope this recap will help you when visiting San Francisco in the near future. Where to next?