San Francisco - our favorite

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in USA

So we made it to one of our most favorite cities. Being here already twice we just knew to stay at least a week. At the Candlestick Park just opposite of the SF 49er football stadium we had a close enough campground.

Since it wasn’t the safest area by night we decided to drive a bit into San Francisco, park at the Golden Gate Park and do everything by bus and cable car. Our city pass gave us the opportunity to use public transport and see some museums.

So we strolled around the Golden Gate Park, walked on the Golden Gate Bridge and watched the seals at the Fisherman’s Wharf. At the Golden Gate Park you could spend days and the California Academy of Science with its cool exhibitions was just amazing.

Sure we did the Coit Tower, saw the most crookedest Lombard Street, went down to the Ferry Building and Embarcadero Center, shopped at Union Square and had some fun at the hippie center Haight Ashbury. We also looked around at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) but somehow my art gen is missing. I just say a sandwich on a black board.

The sun was following us already for the whole trip so we had some nice sunsets at the beach and from Twin Peaks with a brilliant view. Alcatraz was interesting again but it must have been claustrophobic to be a prisoner here.

On Sunday our calm campground changed into an ant hill full with SF 49ers and St. Louis Rams fans. 75 000 fans pouring into the stadium and plenty stayed at the campground ready with barbecue and TV. It was fun to see.

The only tickets you could get started at $ 200 so we decided to enjoy another day in Frisco. Just before the weather changed we drove south following Hwy 1 on the coast towards Malibu and Los Angeles.