Back in June I had the opportunity to go to San Francisco for a work conference. When I got back I posted about all the fun I had shopping (Visiting San Francisco: All the Shopping) but I never got around to posting about the rest of my trip. So here is a big old breakdown with lots of photos and a super dorky video!
I arrived in San Francisco on a Tuesday and after I took a quick nap, I spent most of the afternoon walking around. And I mean A LOT of walking, according to my FitBit I walked 6.5 miles, even with the long plane ride and nap!
Basically I grabbed a burger by my hotel (Super Duper Burgers), walked all the way to a Goodwill and then worked my way back to my hotel, stopping at a Nordstrom Rack on the way. It was a nice, cool day and it felt great to use my legs after being stuffed on a plane for so long.
I spent all day Wednesday at the conference and didn’t even see the light of day until I decided to run out to a nearby movie theater that evening. I had been wanting to see Wonder Woman and it was such a treat to have a huge, comfy seat to myself (no kid smushed on top of me…) and watch the movie totally undisturbed!
Thursday was another all-day conference day. However, I met up with one of my favorite previous co-workers, Alley, and we checked out a local restaurant for dinner. Zero Zero was within walking distance to the hotel and the food and ambiance was fabulous. I got the Castro pizza, which was topped with Sopressata, House Made Sausage, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Basil. We both ended our meal with their famous soft serve ice cream.
We both chose the Vanilla organic soft serve topped with Fiordolio Olive Oil and Sea Salt. It was super delicious, but we could have totally shared one order!
I finished up with the conference in the morning and then decided to do a bunch of sightseeing in the afternoon. As a totally spur-of-the-moment decision, I booked myself a Segway tour with the San Francisco Electric Tour Company. I picked the Fisherman’s Wharf, Waterfront & Northbeach tour that lasted 2.5 hours and it was AWESOME!
There were only three of us on the tour and our guide, Jessadra, was absolutely fantastic. When I first stepped on the Segway I was convinced that I was going to fall off or crash into someone. However, Jessadra was great in training me how to NOT die and also kept me laughing throughout the entire afternoon. It was a really fun way to see that part of the city and also was totally exercise, because my butt and thighs were crying the entire next day.
If you are exploring a new city, I absolutely recommend doing it on a Segway. I can’t stress enough how much FUN I had. And as proof, here is an incredibly dorky video of me on my Segway… complete with giggles and a coughing fit.
For my last day in San Francisco, I wanted to hit up all the tourist spots before I headed to the airport for my red-eye home. I started with an Uber ride to the Golden Gate State Park and walked around there for a bit. I ended up at the de Young Museum and enjoyed some time exploring.
From there, I grabbed another Uber and traveled over to Baker Beach. My sister had visited this beach on a previous trip and said it was a great spot to view the Golden Gate Bridge and she was totally right.
It was a little chilly, but the sun was out so I spent some time walking the beach, climbing on the rocks, people watching, and taking photos. I’m so glad I had the chance to go there.
According to my FitBit, I walked about 7 ½ miles that day, so I was totally pooped. I made my way back to my hotel to change into comfy flying clothes, charged my devices and took a taxi to the airport. San Francisco was so much fun and if I had more time I totally could have done so much more exploring. However, with my 5 day trip I had to buy an extra suitcase to take home my treasures, so it’s probably good that I came home when I did!