SF: Super Fun

Sightseeing, bonding time and wine consumption make for the perfect vacation combination, and this past week’s trip to San Francisco mastered the trifecta! I crossed the country to visit sister Jen!

And traveled with Claire!

We saw and enjoyed quite a bit of SF.

Starting with Lands End: A park that’s situated in the northwest corner of the city and chock full of gorgeous views of the coastline and the Golden Gate. It’s also perfect for photo ops.

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The Legion of Honor is just around the park and part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; it’s also home to “Water Lilies” by Monet. A work of art, I’d say:

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We also checked out the Exploratorium, an uber interactive science museum along the Embarcadero. The museum takes a social approach to the sciences and focuses on experiments tailored to the five senses, including an exhibit that tested your feelings when you were surrounded by a globe of color (our pilgrim friend helped us out).

Back inland, Claire and I checked out the Japanese Tea Garden and Golden Gate Park:

And neighborhoods all around, including the Castro and Mission districts.

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And took a trip to Chinatown for some super fashionable scarves!

We also made a delightful trip out to Napa Valley for some wine tastings.

And ate so many delicious things!! Including, but not limited to:
  • Burma Love: I think it’s time to check out some Burmese places in DC now.
  • Philz Coffee: A fantastic coffee shop with made-to-order blends; there are two locations opening in DC soon!!

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  • Eatsa: The Chipotle of people-less ordering (you order on iPads and grab your meal through a cubby hole when it’s done). This place topped Claire and my list of eateries in CA. Super efficient ordering paired with top notch vegetarian bowls, that are below market rate! A highlight might have been when the restaurant social media re-grammed my Instagram photo. But then that Smokehouse Bowl was also amazing, so it’s a toss up.

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Until next time, SF!

Cheers!
– EmPan
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