Last weekend Ang and I met down in San Francisco for a fun sisters weekend. We were able to stay with a friend who happened to be out of town, so we really lucked out for a place to stay. Not only was the apartment perfect for what we needed, but it was also in the super exclusive neighborhood of Pacific Heights and had 180 degree views of the city.
On Thursday morning we met at the airport and found our way to the apartment. Dropped off our bags and headed out. The weather was cold and rainy - I was worried it was going to be cold despite the weather reports. We ended up walking around, shopping, and then planning the remainder of the weekend at a coffee shop later that evening.
We decided to play tourist for the weekend and book a bunch of tours. First we did the Local Taste of the City Tour. Originally we signed up for the Chinatown dim sum tour but ended up doing the North Beach tour which is the Italian district of San Francisco. It was a great tour and well worth our time. Then we had booked the Alcatraz cell tour. During this tour, we took the ferry to Alcatraz and then had a guided audio tour through the prison cells. Again, this was a really cool tour and lucky for us Friday and Saturday turned out to be both beautiful and warm.
On Saturday we took a 5 hour long city tour that left from the ferry building which also happens to have a wonderful farmer's market on Saturday mornings. It was cool to walk around the Farmer's Market before our City Tour. During the city tour, we even got to go inside one of the painted ladies (queue Full house theme song now). The tour ended in Sausalito where we had lunch, watched football, then took the ferry back to S.F.
All in all it was a great weekend and sometimes it's fun to do a bunch of off beat tourist things to see the city in a different way. I can't wait for the next sisters weekend!