Is it just me, or do you not realize how much you NEED a girls weekend until you finally get one and are in pure heaven?! That was me this past weekend on my little girls getaway to San Francisco! I met up with 3 of my very favorite residency family girls and we had a blast! You guys are always asking how I survived the medical school + residency years, and girls like these are the answer! I love them like sisters and we had a blast exploring San Francisco! I’ve had some requests to share more details on what we did, as well as all your amazing recommendations, so I thought I’d put them all together as part of our “travel guide” series here on the blog!
If you know me, you know I basically plan my trips around food! Haha! But luckily my amazing girlfriend planned out the best itinerary, and we had the funnest time eating shopping and sight seeing! I’ve starred my favorite restaurants that we tried below. I honestly could’ve stayed for a week just for all the amazing options, it was hard to narrow it down!!
By far my favorite thing we did was GoCars. If you ever visit San Francisco, it is hands down the thing I recommend most! It is a little GPS guided story telling car. So you get all the perks of learning about different tourist sites, but with the fun of driving around a little car! Oh my gosh we died laughing and had the best time! You can go at your own pace, but if you follow the route, you get to see:
Fisherman’s Wharf :: Ghiradelli Square :: Fort Mission :: Crissy Field :: Fort Point :: Golden Gate Bridge :: Baker Beach :: Sea Cliff :: Lincoln Park Golf Course :: Legion of Honor :: U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial :: Land’s End :: Sutro Baths :: Cliff House :: Ocean Beach :: Golden Gate Park :: Dutch Windmills :: Spreckles’ Lake :: Buffalo Paddock :: Japanese Tea Garden :: deYoung Museum :: California Academy of Science :: Stow Lake :: Conservatory of Flowers :: Strybring Arboretum :: AIDS Memorial Grove :: Inspiration Point :: Palace of Fine Arts :: Bombard “Crookedest Street”
As you can see, if you have limited time in the city, it is such an amazing way to see it all, and laugh like you never have before!
The rest of the weekend was full of shopping and catching up with my girls! You guys had so many fun recommendations I wish we had more time, but I can’t wait to go back and try them out! I put together a little video of highlights and all our favorite things!
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:: YOUR AMAZING SAN FRANCISCO RECOMMENDATIONS ::
First up let’s talk food. From the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted, to steak and seafood, you guys had alll the recommendations!
-Bi-Rite Creamery (the BEST ice cream I’ve ever had in my life!)
– B Patteserie
– Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
– Roam Burger
– Park Tavern
– Burma Super Star
– Arsicault Bakery
– The Slanted Door
– Golden Boy Pizza
– Shanghai Dumpling King
– Spruce Restaurant
– Fog Harbor Fish House
– Che Fico
– Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
– Rich Table
– Ghiradelli Ice Cream Shop
Now for things to do around the city! Of course you came through with flying colors on this too and had so many great ideas!
– GoCars Tour *** (so WORTH IT)
– Pier 39
– Westfiled Mall
– SF Giants Game
– Ride Bikes through Golden Gate Park
– Museum of Candy
– Hike Slacker Hill for amazing views on a clear day
– Union Square Shopping
– Ride A Cable Car
– Ride the Ferry From Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito
– Fisherman’s Wharf
– Ride bikes or walk across the bridge
– Painted Ladies
As you can see, it is such a fun fun city and one I highly recommend visiting!! Can’t wait to go back and see more!