Thursday, October 23, 2014

One day in San Francisco

 “San Francisco has only one drawback - it's hard to leave”
― Rudyard Kipling 

One day in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of my favorites cities to visit.  The last 2 times we have been there, we have done the touristy attractions or have had busy schedules.  This time we just wanted to enjoy the city, stroll, have good food and relax. 

We explored the neighborhoods nearby the hotel we stayed, drove to Sausalito, strolled and ate lunch at Sausalito, had dinner with friends and ate and wandered at the Ferry building.

Caffe Trieste. San Francisco
View from Barrel House Tavern (Sausalito)

Our favorites from this trip:
Caffe Trieste (North Beach) 
Perfect combination of old Italy, art, music and excellent espresso. Francis Coppola wrote much of the screenplay of the "The Godfather" at the cafe. 

Barrique (Jackson Square) 
A unique wine bar where the wine is served straight from barrels and come from small vineyards. They also have bottles and offer cheese and meat plates.  They one you to enjoy your company and wines so selfies are forbidden. 

Barrel house tavern (Sausalito) 
Casual bar with nice ambience and the perfect view of the bay. 

Chez Maman (Hayes Valley) 
Casual bistro with tasty french food and a good selection of wine

Ferry building (Financial district) 
The place where you can buy gourmet cheeses, chocolates, olive oils, wine, local produce and enjoy views of the bay.  Perfect place where to get a bite.  We have been here before and we totally love this place. 

Marine Layer (Hayes Valley)
Super soft clothing made in San Francisco

Lavish (Hayes Valley) 
Lovely little boutique with a unique selection of greeting cards, wrapping paper, stationary and accessories.

Ferry buildeing / Flag of San Francisco / Transamerica pyramid / Panoramic view of San Francisco


  1. Hola! me encanto que ahora escribiste en Ingles ;) y claro que tambien me encanta San Francisco!!!

  2. Gracias!!! Ya voy a escribir mas seguido en ingles. Amo Seattle y el PNW es hermoso, pero me encantaria alguna vez vivir en California.