A few weekends ago I hopped on a flight and headed to San Francisco for the long weekend. Hands down, being able to fly up to SF so affordably and easily is one of my favorite parts of living in Cali. Visiting Lizzie is always a blast, and I absolutely LOVE the city.
This was my 3rd visit to San Francisco in the last 9 months, and each time I’m there we visit new (to me) places and restaurants. Below I’ll be sharing the places we went this trip, but if you curious about previous trips, you can see previous San Francisco posts HERE and HERE.
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I had some technical difficulties getting there (original plane delayed, failed standby attempt on Oakland flight #1, successful standby on Oakland flight #2, Lyft ride into the city). It all worked well though because I had never been on the Bay Bridge before (so that was awesome), and my Lyft driver was an Ethiopian man who wanted to practice his English, so we chatted and he practiced.
Lizzie and I spent our night having a girls date at Little Star Pizza then cleaning out her closet before our revamp shopping trip Saturday. I’m not vegan, but Lizzie is, and she really loves the vegan pizza there (apparently the cheese is amazing!) So if you’re vegan and in the city…head on over.
I’m pretty sure we walked 8-10 miles on Saturday (which was wonderful). These boots (only $35) are actually made for walking, because I survived all day without a blister!
We started our day in Union Square, popping into our favorite stores, finding some killer pieces to add to Lizzie’s closet, and drooling over the Flagship Banana Republic (pretty sure I could live in there).
The guys met us post-shopping and we strolled through Chinatown, the Financial District and all the way to the Ferry Building since I had never been to any of those places.
For dinner that evening we headed over to Nopalito. I don’t eat pork often (aka ever) but I ordered the Taco Arabe estilo Puebla for dinner and holy deliciousness. Kenny ordered it as well and we were LOVING it.
Love + Propaganda at night – we were there maybe 2 hours? We had fun dancing, but once the sweaty bros started taking over we bounced to out to Summer Place. (I can only handle sweaty bros for so long haha).
After a late(ish) night on Saturday we were happy to be heading to Onsen Bath House on Sunday morning. I’d never been to a Japanese bathhouse before, and my co-worker Danielle recommended it, so a group of us made reservations to scope it out. You can’t take any photos while inside, but the photos on the website show how gorgeous this place was inside. It’s located in Tenderloin, but once you step inside you totally forget the craziness outside. Appointments are 90 minutes long, and on the weekends the bathhouse is co-ed. We all got changed, rinsed in the showers, the rotated between the hot tub, sauna and steam room. I was feeling real bold and decided to rock this swimsuit I picked up last month.
After sweating out all the toxins, we headed to The Vestry to refuel. Luckily, Lizzie and Kenny are friends with one of the waiters, so our mimosas were on the house (Bonus!) Their food is also delicious!
The rest of the day was spent lounging, napping and catching the final quarter of the Superbowl (aka the only part that mattered this year!)
Monday morning I had a bit of time before heading to the airport, so I opted to try Bean Bag Cafe for a big breakfast before getting on the plane. I went big with the strawberry covered french toast and it did not disappoint. Pretty sure there were at least 10 full strawberries sliced on top!
Thanks so much for reading & have a wonderful Monday!
and a big thanks to Lizzie, Kenny & Kyle for hosting me again 🙂