San Francisco is one of my favorite cities to visit. Every time we visit we see something new. Tony Bennett could not have said it better...I left my heart in San Francisco, high on a hill, it calls to me. To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars. The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care...We crushed as much as we could into two VERY full days. From the upper most hills at Twin Peaks to the Golden Gate bridge and beyond we saw it all.
Mission - Overlooking the citySan Francisco’s Mission District virtually invented the term “gentrification.” Today the Mission has become home to the city’s hipster generation, with all the cupcakeries, music shops, and boutique clothing stores. Pictured is Dolores Park. On a sunny day, the young and beautiful come here to tan, hobnob, and take in the unbeatable views of the San Francisco skyline and the bay beyond.
MissionMission Dolores is the oldest original intact mission in California and the city’s historic center
CastroOne of the first gay neighborhoods in the U.S.
Castro MuralHarvey Milk mural. He was one of the first openly gay politicians that ran for a city office in the U.S. (1977, SF Board of Supervisors)
Ashbury - JanisHouse where Janis Joplin lived. Across from the Grateful Dead
Painted LadiesHouses featured during the opening scenes of the TV series "Full House"
Mrs Doubtfire HouseBefore the movie was released, Robin Williams (in character of Mrs Doubtfire) would walk the neighborhood and call on neighbors. Can you imagine their surprise when they saw the movie!
Cable Car - RideWe waited 1+ hours to ride the cable car 5 blocks up to Lombard Street. Still a must do if you have never it. Katie riding on the outside (I don't recommend this, sitting down is much more enjoyable!).
Lombard StreetEight sharp turns are said to make it the most crooked street in the world.