The section of Lombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets is said to be the crookedest, most winding street in the world, with eight sharp turns in a one block stretch. A visit to this street seemed to be a favorite tourist attraction, evident in the number of people walking up and driving down the block. Taras and I agreed that living on this street must be a nightmare! But it was a really cool thing to see. And if walking up the steps that run along the block gets too tiring, no fear, there are kids ready to sell refreshing lemonade.
Golden Gate Bridge
No trip to San Francisco is complete without taking a million photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. We had some very sunny days while we were in town, but I still wish we could have seen the bridge covered in some of that iconic fog.
North Beach is the city's Italian district, where you can find a good espresso and eateries with European-style outdoor seating. It was nice to stroll through the area, but we weren't there during meal time so we can't attest to the Italian food. I will say, though, that NYC's and Boston's Little Italy neighborhoods inspire me a bit more than San Francisco's.
A visit to the city's Chinatown is a must.
Ferry Building Market
The Ferry Building Market is unreal. Tons of restaurants and vendors occupy the space, with offerings like meats, cheese, desserts, breads, produce, and more.
We trekked up to Coit Tower for some great views of the city. We hung out on the property's grounds, opting not to pay to go up to the observation deck, but the view from the ground-level was still good.
Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39
We spent a few hours over at the waterfront, exploring the Wharf and Pier 39. It was unreal to watch the sea lions in action!
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