San Francisco: Day 1

09 July 2016

Quinn had asked to go to SF and had a handful of things on his agenda:  Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Chinatown.  So over the long 4th of July weekend we made a road trip up to SF.  Don and I had been before several times but this was our first time with Quinn and it was a whole new city to us.

We stayed down near the Embarcadero and the old Ferry Building.  This was a view from our hotel.  


We were on the road at 5 am and were lucky to be able to check in to our hotel when we arrived.  The guys took a nap while I went and walked down near the water.


We purchased City Passes so which covered all public transportation and a handful of museums.  The new Exploratorium was a kids paradise.  It was one of the best hands on science-y kids museums that we have been too and we spent hours in there.   (Creating fog, Eau de Toilet, selfie, selfie, Quinn, Jacques Cousteau art made out of shells, monochromatic room)


Then it was on to Fisherman's Wharf for dinner.  It was SO crowded and we were skeptical of the restaurant that could seat us right away for dinner but it was pretty delicious.  Don went with the SF classic Cioppino.


A view out of the restaurant.


A look down Fisherman's Wharf towards the city.  


Waiting for our ride.  We ended up walking back to the hotel which was about 1+ mile down the Embarcadero.


We decided to scope out the Ferry Building for some dessert.  The building has turned in to a foodie haven with all sorts of gourmet food shops and restaurants.


Guess which ice cream we got?  How can you pass us a Secret Breakfast with bourbon and cornflakes?




And the view from our hotel at night.  That's the Bay Bridge in the background and it would light up with an LED display every night.


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