Don’t you just love a cozy rainy day? It’s finally raining here in California, so we’re all celebrating.
Josh took the kids up to Tahoe for some snowboarding (he and the kids love the snow) and I stayed behind to have an awesomely relaxing weekend by myself (I hate the snow). Just for fun, my friend Hottie and I decided to be tourists in our own city, and have an adventure in San Francisco. We booked a room at the Argonaut, a Kimpton property (yay!), and spent the day bopping around town.
We started in Hayes Valley, where we grabbed gourmet mini pizzas from Casey’s.
There are lots of food trucks sprinkled around San Francisco, and this spot in Hayes Valley is a good one. It’s close to all kinds of unique shops and restaurants.
Look at these cuties we met in line!
We window shopped for awhile before stopping into Shulzie’s Bread Pudding. They’ve got 108 flavors, so if you are a bread pudding fan, beware. 😉 My favorites were the Maple Bacon and the Caramel Charisma.
Then it was time to check in to the Argonaut. It really is right on Fisherman’s Wharf.
It’s also close to a cable car turnaround. If you want to hop on for a ride, you can buy a one-way ticket for $5, or a one-day pass for $13. The cable cars are a fun way to get from place to place if you are just hanging out in the city and don’t need to move quickly.
Fisherman’s Wharf is also right next to Ghirardelli Square (very touristy, but it can be a fun place to grab a cup of coffee…or a chocolate bar).
After enjoying the famous Kimpton Happy Hour, we caught a Lyft ride to Union Square. Macy’s is open late on Saturday nights, so we stayed until they kicked us out. I have pictures but you don’t want to see them.
Finally, we met a friend at The Cavalier for late-night drinks and dinner. The menu of gourmet British cuisine was perfect for a cold, wet evening.
Another Lyft ride got us back to the Argonaut in minutes. Perfect.
Our day felt like such a getaway. I can’t wait to do this again!
Do you ever vacation in your own city? What kinds of things do you do?