Wednesday, May 30, 2012

California Vacation Part 2: San Francisco

After breakfast at Il Cane Rosso, we left the marketplace to find this child performer with quite a crowd going out on the sidewalk. He was amazing playing the trumpet and dancing, and such a cute kid!
We walked along the water and stopped at many places along the way.

Finally, we made it to pier 39, and saw the Sea Lions!
In a spontaneous decision, we bought tickets for a Duck Boat tour of San Francisco (Everyone should ride on a duck boat at least once in their lives, right?!) Before that, we had passes to the Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39. I got to go inside an aquarium tank (sort of).
 And I got to pet a starfish!

After the aquarium, it was time to go on our duck boat tour!

We got some great views of major sites in San Fran including the Oakland Bay Bridge
AT&T Park where the Giants play baseball, and lots of various artists sculptures:

After the duck boat, we were hungry, so we went on the hunt for an empanada truck, Tanguito, our tour guide recommended as having the best empanadas! These indeed were AMAZING
Corn and Cheese empanada....amazingness
Also down at Fisherman's Wharf is the famous Boudin Bakery, known for their sourdough bread! We had lunch there the Monday after we arrived, and it was very good:
That about covers Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up: We spend the day in Napa Valley!


Heather said...

Looks totally amazing! I can't wait to read about your time in Napa, one of my favorite places! Thanks for your comments on my blog, too! I'm always glad to know I'm not the only one who absolutely hated Twilight (and especially the character Bella) but read just for the sake of being able to debate with others. Until you can get your hands on a copy of 50 Shades, you may want to check out the blog 50 Shades of Suck, which has tons of excerpts to get you started. LOL.

Laura at Saying I do said...

so amazing, thank you so much for sharing that site, I can't stop laughing over it!

eliz. said...

Ooohhh your pictures are bringing me back to my vacation there...we stayed at Fisherman's Wharf...I loved it except I don't like seafood..hahaa

HiLLjO said...

I love the pics of the food you eat. I pet a starfish in April, they feel so weird!!!