San Francisco was the destination of our second wedding anniversary trip. We almost never travel to the west coast but we decided it was time for a different destination. And, San Fran did not disappoint.
We booked a room in the Union Square area so that we were within walking distance of many things to do, restaurants and attractions. Our anniversary is in April which meant we had amazing weather during our trip.
One of our first stops was Coit Memorial Tower and Pioneer Park. It was a great way for us to get a lay of the land. Wow! The views were incredible.
We loved the food at Kokkari! It’s a Greek restaurant in the heart of the city. We were even able to get a bottle of wine from the Greek island and year we got married.
No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is such an American icon. We were lucky enough to see it up close on a clear day.
Chinatown is a great place to spend the afternoon. David loves Chinese food so of course we had to grab lunch while we were in the area.
We also made visits to Japantown, Ghiradelli Square and the iconic Lombard Street.
I love modern art museums so we made a stop at the SFMOMA. The museum had some great pieces and was a really nice mix of well known artists and up and coming newcomers.
Next up was a visit to the San Francisco Zoo. It was the very first time we saw a koala in person which was definitely a highlight of our trip!
San Francisco is a city better seen on the water so we booked a boat tour out of Pier 39.
The Japanese Tea Garden, part of Golden Gate Park, was so great and another highlight from our trip! The grounds were immaculately landscaped. We loved the large Buddha and colorful flowers found throughout the garden.
And, of course we loved watching the sea lions at pier 39.
We rented a car and took a day trip down the coast to Santa Cruz stopping to watch the kite surfers at Half Moon Bay on the way. The drive was stunning! The California coastline is unlike anywhere else in the U.S.
We went to the home Giants game on our last night in town. This was my first time at a professional baseball game. It was so much fun! The DJ the outfield played just the right music to keep the energy up for the entire game.
We had the best time in San Francisco. The city is stunning, the food is incredible and there is so much to do.