With 3 busy days down in San Francisco, we still had 5 more ahead of us with the majority of day 4 & 5 being spent in the city walking around (and maybe riding the cable cars!)
Day 4 (Thursday, April 26)
- Class at TRX Training Center
- San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park/Hyde Street Pier
- Lombard Street (again)
- Shopping at Union Square
- Dinner at Delfina which included my first celebrity siting!
I woke up at 5:30 AM on my vacation to take a circuit training class at the TRX Training Center
We walked around the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
We happened to be in San Fran the week that the National Park services waives all admission fees so we were able to go to the Hyde St. Pier & check out a bunch of historic ships & ferries
One of the ships we walked around on
View of downtown from the pier
View of Ghirardelli Square from the pier
We went back to Lombard Street to take pictures at the bottom
Todd & I
Riding the cable cars again
We went back to Fisherman's Wharf to take a tour of Boudin, the sourdough bread bakery
We walked down a little farther to Pier 39 to see the sea lions
Sea lions sunbathing
We walked over to Ghirardelli Square to get cupcakes
It was a beautiful area with some shops & restaurants
I stopped in to Kara's Cupcakes to get a cupcake & it was delicious!
Riding the cable car again
Saw Luke Wilson when we were at dinner....he was about 4 tables away from us but I had to take the picture with my phone & zoom in which is why it probably doesn't look like him but it was!)
Day 5 (Friday, April 27)
- Tour of Alcatraz
- Attempted to go to Coit Tower but didn't quite make again (refer to our issues with public transportation)
- Lunch at the Ferry Building Marketplace
- Drinks at 21st Amendment
- Giants vs. Padres baseball game at AT&T Park
Ferry taking us to Alcatraz
Arriving at Alcatraz
San Francisco skyline
Sign at Alcatraz
We took a 45 minute audio tour which showed the highlights of the cell block
Standing in front of a jail cell
3 levels of jail cells
Some of the most infamous inmates including Al Capone and "The Birdman"
Todd inside the jail cell during the audio tour
Outside by the guard tower
Leaving Alcatraz to head back to the city...I thought Alcatraz was really interesting & would highly recommend going
Arriving at the pier
After a fiasco of trying to find Coit Tower & going completely out of the way, we gave up and headed to the Ferry Building Marketplace for a late lunch
Jeff & Kate met us at the Ferry Building Marketplace & we walked over to 21st Amendment Brewery for drinks before heading to a Giants baseball game
We had a great view of the entire ball park....
but we were literally in the top row & it was really windy and cold
Obligatory ball park sundae
We left the game in the 8th inning because it was so cold (thank god I brought gloves!) and went to get a few drinks before calling it a night.
I'll have the final recap of our trip posted early next week.