22 Hours in San Francisco


During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with less than 24 hours in the city, tried to squeeze in some sight seeing in between lunch, coffee, dinner, and post-dinner plans. Tried to squeeze in as many friends as possible!

So we dropped our bags at Hotel G before heading out to explore SF. I wish we had more time at Hotel G–great design and location in the heart of Union Square around the corner from tons of shops. I would definitely stay there again.theeverygirl-sf-ghotel-2We walked along Sacramento Street before meeting my friend Jodee for lunch at Little Gem for a light and healthy lunch.sf-restaurant-1Then headed to As Quoted to meet Caitlin Flemming for an iced coffee.It wouldn’t be a visit to SF without a stop at Crissy Field to take in this beautiful view before meeting our friend Jason (who just moved to SF from Chicago) for an incredible dinner at Park Tavern. Order the brussels sprout chips and roast chicken. Delicious. sf-bridge-1And finally, drinks at Comstock with Cait and her fiancé.

Our last and only morning in San Francisco, we woke up early and headed to Tartine for a treat and coffee before getting in the car to our 3 hour drive to Big Sur.theeverygirl-sf-tartine-3theeverygirl-sf-tartine-1I’ve been to SF too many times to count, so I didn’t quite make it to all my favorite spots. If you’re planning your first trip to the City by the Bay, here are a few other things I recommend doing.

A trip to the Ferry Building. My favorites include Heath Ceramics, and Mariposa Bakery for the most amazing gluten free bread and treats, and Blue Bottle Coffee. image viaferry-building-5Sightglass coffee. image viaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWalk or drive down the world’s most crooked street. image viatumblr_njmdtf6fn41r3kza7o1_1280
I’ve been to Chinatown in LA, SF, and Chicago, but the one in Chicago is (in my opinion) the prettiest if you’re into that sort of thing. image via OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The painted ladies. Because the Tanner family means something to all of us. Right? image via
screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-6-45-30-pmI’m going to wrap up the rest of our trip before we leave for NYC and Denmark in two weeks, so stay tuned for a recap of our drive along the coast, what might have been less than 6 hours to explore Big Sur, a day in Santa Barbara, and finally, a few days in my hometown of Los Angeles.

And since I’m hardly an expert on SF, what spots do I need to add to my list next time I’m there? 

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  • Loved your recap. San Fran is my favorite city and I have family that live in Oakland. You should visit Oakland for a day on your next visit.

    I would also recommend staying at The Argonaut, which is pet friendly I may add. Wonderful boutique hotel!

  • Lands End is a great place to watch the sunset! I really enjoyed Philz Coffee as well.