daythreeI signed up for an 8am bus tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito through Viator.  I was really looking forward to being one with all that “Mother Earth” has to offer in these gigantic redwoods that are truly spectacular.

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Muir Woods

It was a cool, but clear day when we visited Muir Woods. Just a scenic bus ride away, this tour is a must on your adventure through San Francisco.

It is truly unbelievable how Mother Nature has blessed this part of the country.

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Sausalito

Sausalito is a cute little city. It’s the kinda place you would want to live if you won the lottery . When taking this picture, it made me wonder who lives in the pretty colored homes.

Dining: Lunch At Copita’s

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Bay Cruise

With the Muir Woods tour came free tickets to take a bay cruise. This was the perfect ending to a wonderful day.

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Golden Gate Bridge

When the cruise boat went under the Golden Gate Bridge I was in total awe of this structure.  You really get a unique view when you are up close and personal with this amazing bridge.

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Alkatraz

One of the highlights of this cruise was seeing Alcatraz and I was able to get some amazing pictures of this iconic prison island.

Have you been to San Francisco, CA? Share your visit with me in the comments below!

daytwoWe started the day with a quick walk to have a delicious gourmet breakfast at Honey Honey Cafe and Crepery.

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City By The Bay

I don’t think we could have asked for a more beautiful day for our visit down to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.  On Pier One there was also twirly chairs to play on, which was a lot of fun and brought out the inner child in me.

Fisherman's Wharf

Farmers Market

I so wish we had a place like The Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market in Houston. There was everything under the sun to choose from. I was like a kid in the candy store when visiting each of the vendors.

Fisherman's Wharf

If I ever lived in San Francisco, I would be going there every weekend to pick up all the healthy essentials and some extras too!!

Fisherman's Wharf

Port Of San Francisco

The Port of San Francisco is responsible for taking care of the waters around the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. I think the architecture of this building is really lovely and reflects the Bay Area in its pretty glass windows.

Fisherman's Wharf

Embarcadero Square

What I loved about this part of the wharf are all street vendors, musicians, and dancers. In this video, I just couldn’t help myself!

Fisherman's Wharf

Cable Cars

The iconic cable cars still run today and should be a must do on every bucket list.

Fisherman's Wharf

Ghiradelli Square

Our last stop of the day and no visit is complete without time spent at Ghirardelli Square – Chocolate Heaven.

Fisherman's Wharf

This lovely area with its brick buildings, shops, restaurants and of course the famous Ghiradelli Chocolate Building, is a fun place to visit and worth your time.

Fisherman's Wharf

We had such an amazing day together just being free and silly. There is nothing like being with great friends both old and new in a fabulous place.

Have you been to San Francisco, CA? Share your visit with me in the comments below!

Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery

Restaurant Review

After a brisk morning walk uphill, we finally made it to Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery.  We arrived at 8:30a but the line was out the door.  I would say arriving earlier would be even better.   Social Media has really made this place extremely popular. A wide variety of breakfast options is available, so it was really difficult to make a selection. We decided on the Crab Cake Benedict.

Let’s Eat

Within five minutes of ordering, we were eating a hot delicious breakfast. The crab cake was absolutely divine and the freshly squeezed OJ very sweet. By the time we had this meal, we had learned our lesson and shared this dish.  Doing that made it a perfect portion size so you weren’t miserable walking around the City By The Bay.

Service

  • Bring your patience when standing in the long line.
  • While it did take a while to order, the food came out surprisingly very quickly.
  • We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere.
  • The staff do a great job keeping things moving.
  • I would visit Honey Honey Cafe & Crepery again on my next trip to San Francisco.

Have you eaten at Honey, Honey Cafe & Crepery? Share your visit with me in the comments below!

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We finished dinner late, around 8:30 so we didn’t have a lot of time to explore the shops in Chinatown, but I don’t feel like I missed a thing! This little store, right next door to Far East Cafe had everything you could possibly ever want in one location. I don’t think I have ever seen so much “stuff” in four walls – wow!

Have you been to Chinatown in San Francisco, CA? Share your visit with me in the comments below!

Restaurant Review

I first heard about Far East Cafe on The Travel Channel.  According to Andrew Zimmern, they were supposed to have the best egg foo young in the city. I love egg foo young, so this was definitely something I wanted to do while in ChinaTown.

Far East Cafe

Let’s Eat

We started by ordering sake. They bring it warm and it was really delicious

Far East Cafe

Appetizers were next on the agenda and we ordered the sample platter, which had an assortment of all our favorites including dumplings and the most tender fried calamari.

Far East Cafe

By the time we got to our main course of fried rice and the egg foo young, we knew we let our eyes overload our bellies and were about to enter a food coma.

Far East Cafe

The egg foo young was the size of the entire plate!!! It really was as amazing as had been advertised but we definitely could not finish even half of these gigantic portions.

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Service

  • The wait staff is friendly and attentive to your needs
  • Food came out in a timely manner

Travel Tip: If you are traveling with a partner, share your food in San Francisco. The portions are always more than one person could possibly eat.

Have you been to Chinatown in San Francisco, CA? Share your visit with me in the comments below!