San Francisco


5 nights


Fisherman’s Wharf
Fight off the tourists to get your classic clam chowder served in a bread bowl for $7.

Musee Mecanique – Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133
I loved this gem located in Fisherman’s Wharf. You can play over 200 antique arcade games for 25c each. Bargain!

Golden Gate Bridge – Marine Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129
A must do! Head to Fort Point to get the best snaps.

Cable Car
To ride on this iconic transport, a day pass will set you back $17 each but it’s totally worth every penny. Make sure push the kids out of the way so you can hang out the side.

Alcatraz Island
PRE-BOOK! This should be the first thing you do after booking your flights. We went on the 6pm tour to catch the sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge, wow! Great bonuses were the free audio guides and informative guide talks.

16th Avenue Tiled Steps –  16th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Appreciate the community art work – Walk up 163 beautifully decorated mosaic tiled steps.

Lands End – Lands End Trail, San Francisco, CA 94121
Take a stroll along the coastline and view the hidden Labyrinth at Eagle’s Point. Unfortunately when we arrived it had been vandalised but the original artist has since rebuilt it.

Golden Gate Park
This doesn’t compare to any New Zealand park, so I wasn’t blown away.


Hog Island Oyster
A bustling restaurant located in a historic ferry building on the waterfront. We dabbled in some grilled oysters, clam chowder, grilled cheese sandwich and washed it down with a craft beer.

Mikkeller Bar
If you love craft beer, this is the place for you. My fav is the Summer Porter.

Soma Street Food Park
Food truck heaven. We hit up Bacon Bacon and got the Pulled Pork Burrito and Crusted Chicken Sandwich. and

House of Nanking
If you are on a budget, I would head to Chinatown. Cheap range of noodle and wonton soup dishes.

Super Duper Burger
A budget friendly burger joint with delicious Oreo shakes.

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