Blogging about San Francisco makes me want to go back! We had such a good trip. Whether it was the place or the occasion (probably both), it was plain great. I think Sam and I could have fun just about anywhere though and that’s one of the awesome things about being married to your best friend. 1 year down, here’s to good health & 60+ more!
Our second day in San Francisco we headed to Golden Gate Park, rented some bikes and headed toward Ocean Beach (to explore more of the North-West side of the city).
Honestly it took me awhile to warm up to biking around the city because I don’t trust people’s driving! I’d definitely rather hoof it on foot than bike in a busy city, but I was glad we biked because the part of the city that we were exploring was more spread out than our previous day’s ventures and biking got us to everything we wanted to see!
Our first stop was Judah Street for some lunch (at which time I was kind of hangry). I had read that this street encapsulated the “surf town feel” and was pretty much a smaller, cleaner Santa Cruz. UH, not so much what we found (I didn’t take any pictures there), but we made the best of it or Sam did, and I did once I had some food in my belly. We grabbed a couple of sandwiches at Java Beach Café, and all was good.
From Judah St. we biked along the beach to the Sea Cliff area and Sutro Bath’s (big ocean-side pools that filled with ocean water when the tides came in, built in the late 19th century and later burned down in the 1960s). It’s neat to look at pictures online and see how extravagant the sutro bath’s were, but the view today is still picturesque. Ducks and seagulls enjoy the ruins of the bath’s as tourists hike the hillside to see them.
Directly above the Sutro Bath’s is Land’s End Park with a trail that we biked along leading to pretty views of the Golden Gate Bridge!
We had to get our bikes back into the shop before it closed and we had just enough time to grab some gelato at Holy Gelato! They had some really unique flavors including goat cheese, which was weird, I know, but actually pretty good!