San Francisco is about 1hr drive from our place and we usually go there for specific reasons only. Whenever we go there we try to make the most of our time visiting other places there like the Chinatown, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate and some other places. Hubs doesn't enjoy much driving through the very busy streets of the downtown San Francisco area because of the narrow roads, pedestrians crossing here and there and a lot of one way streets. You can easily get lost there if you are not too keen about the area.

Having a trusty map is a must whenever we go there just in case we lose satellite reception from our handy dandy GPS. There was a time when we had to keep making rounds trying to find our way in San Francisco. Though hubs was born and raised there he spent most of his childhood year in Alameda. He still remember few places around SF so somehow we were able to navigate there even when our GPS won't cooperate.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch in Chinatown the very first time he brought me there. Also got a tea set as a souvenir from Chinatown. On our next visit we made sure to eat the famous clam chowder in Fisherma's Wharf. That long walk from Pier 1 to 39 sure made us hungry! We still plan to visit Pier 39 again to take baby to the aquarium there and eat in Bubba Gump. There are many places there in SF like Japantown, Botanical Gardens, Science Museum, Exploratorium, Alcatraz and more to see for our next visits there.

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24 Responses
  1. lina Says:

    Looks like you had a fruitful day in SF. :)

  2. Ice Says:

    Are those seals for real?

    Well, SF is only 1 hour drive from where you are? Even if I wish to go, it's a 14 hour flight. I don't like driving much in Sydney too but I do end up driving my hubby here and there 'cos he says driving isn't fun in Sydney, too stressful.

  3. rainfield61 Says:

    I usually park my car in the Hotel and go around a big city by public transport.

  4. levian Says:

    looking at those seals have me excited!
    is it a common view there?

  5. betchai Says:

    we usually don't drive in SF Ayie, we usually walk, take bus, since parking is expensive and traffic is a pain :( but we can do more walking :) yummy foods and great pictures

  6. FilipBlog Says:

    Nice article of San Francisco. I like your blog and will add you to my blog rol.


  7. iamthewitch Says:

    Hi Ayie!!
    Love the picture of the seals! Have never seen one in real... wish I could go to San Francisco one day too!! :)

  8. Ayie Says:


    Fun day indeed but so much sights to visit still for the next outing.

  9. Ayie Says:


    Just an hour but a long way. We'll have to go back there when we file taxes again and for sure we'll be touring around with baby.

  10. Ayie Says:


    That's what we do there in SF too, we just parked it and roamed around walking and trying the cable train.

  11. Ayie Says:


    There yes, seals have been around for the longest time there.

  12. Ayie Says:


    We drive around when we have to do errands but when we just make "pasyal" then walking is an option.

  13. Ayie Says:


    Thanks for the visit, welcome to jif pj!

  14. Ayie Says:


    I bet you;ll get the chance to go here too in time. =)

  15. levian Says:

    ah, then it is a must for me to visit there!
    i love it when they show it on the tv show,
    now i know where it is!

  16. [SK] Says:

    i want to visit SF one day, that's a very interesting place indeed.. :)

  17. foongpc Says:

    What a nice place! I wanna visit San Francisco! : )

  18. mimi Says:

    owh..san frncsco!! how i wish i can go there!!

    ayie,travel more and show us more photos!!

    nais ko ay sa ibang bansa muli!*google translate hehehe

  19. I want to see more of San Francisco! Show me more!

  20. how fascinating. SF looks like a great place to explore. love the shot of the seals.

  21. Looks like a great place to explore! I've been in SF twice, and love it..though no pictures to show!

  22. Diane AZ Says:

    Wow, fantastic pictures of San Francisco! I've never been there even though I lived in California for 35 years. I love the seals and cable car. :)

  23. Bengbeng Says:

    Seals are so exotic. SF is a colorful place, with a vibrant Chinese community too

  24. Mariuca Says:

    Looks like a wonderful outing and the food is making me ravenous, looks so yum!

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