My husband and I were in LA for a wedding and flew to San Fran to see what everyone was talking about. We only had a day and a half. Before I launch into SF, I will talk about LA quickly. The traffic is TERRIBLE. Brace yourself. The only thing I wanted to see was this:
The original “Golden Girls” house. Everyone thinks the actual house was located in Disney World, however, it’s not. This was the model used to replicate the house in MGM Studios (or whatever it’s called nowadays). The address is 245 N Saltair Ave.
We arrived in SF in the early morning after a painfully hungover flight. I love a good wedding! We rented a car and drove straight to the hotel. We chose to stay at the Chancellor in Union Square. It was a boutique style hotel that was nice on the outside as it was on the inside. It even had a pillow menu!
View looking down the street from the hotel… We did the typical touristy things. We hopped on the City Sightseeing red bus tour. As mentioned in other posts, we like to take advantage of these tours when we have a limited time in a city. We drove down Lombard Street, ate soup out of a sourdough bread bowl from Boudin, saw the seals sunbathing at the Pier and rode a cable car. The only thing we didn’t do was see Alcatraz.
The next and last day we took a drive to see the Painted Ladies. These row homes were made famous in the opening of Full House. At the top of the hill, there was a man holding a huge cardboard cutout of the cast that you can pay to get a picture with. To this day, I regret not getting a photo with it.
We made a quick stop in Sausalito for a stroll and bite to eat. That had a cute downtown full of shops and restaurants. As we were coming back into San Francisco, the fog lifted over the Golden Gate Bridge and we were able to stop for some pictures.