Thursday, November 4

City by the Bay

I went to San Francisco last week for work. I LOVE this city!
I stayed at the W and they had these great window seats.

I had a great view of the Bay Bridge.

I went to an alumni event for our doctors at a winery. It was on Treasure Island and we had to drive across the Bay Bridge to get there. The views on the bridge were beautiful.


View of the city skyline from Treasure Island.


I went on a run one morning and discovered Yerba Buena Gardens next to my hotel.

There were a lot of people out doing tai chi, walking and jogging.

I had a morning to roam the city and I went to Chinatown in search of the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. It took me almost an hour to find the place. It is located in an alley and my iPhone located it, but I kept walking past it. The sign for it was tiny and it wasn't quite what I had in mind, but the cookies were fresh and oh so good!

See that yellow sign on the right hand side. Yeah, that's the place.

Tiny place

My purchase

They give you a handful of unfolded cookies with your purchase.

Chinatown is so colorful!



After Chinatown I headed to Ghiradelli Square to visit my favorite little store and eatery.
{see pics of the store in this post from my April visit and here for more about my trip last Spring.}

Salted caramel hot chocolate


Yummy cupcake


You can't visit San Francisco without riding a trolley.


I saw the Rangers signing autographs outside of their hotel.
I left the day of game 1. We won't talk about the outcome of the series. :(

I really want to take Ty to San Francisco one day. There is so much to do there that I haven't had a chance to do on my work trips. Things are always better with him. :)


  1. What a great work trip! I'm sure it would be more fun with your husband but how neat to be able to explore the city on your own, too! I love San Francisco - it might be my favorite city. So many great sights and restaurants! Your Ghiradelli hot chocolate looked AMAZING!

  2. Such a beautiful city!! I've been once but it was so beautiful!!

  3. Great post...especially since we're moving to San Francisco in July so I always LOVE reading about the places people visit in the city! Crown and Crumpet will definitely be a mainstay for Caroline and I :)

  4. I LOVE San Francisco SO much! What a wonderful work trip! It looks like you had a great time!

  5. I love love San Fran. AND the W hotel. :) Looks like you had a great time, my friend.

  6. What a fun trip! You have the best job!!!

  7. so fun!! love all the pics! I wanna go to san fran!

  8. You have the best job! I'd love to visit SF one day!

    And *cute* boots! Where are they from? I'm on the hunt for the perfect boot!

  9. Makes me want to go and visit again and definitely stop and grab one of those hot chocolates! I'm now craving one... :)

  10. Can I just tell you how awesome that place looks! Then you throw in cupcakes and hot chocolate...oh my! :)

  11. Wow! What a great trip it you had. I have heard such great things about San Fran, I cannot wait to get myself there!

    I give you major props for traveling and exploring by yourself!

  12. Great pics! Looks like a fabulous city, I've only made it to LA but would love to visit San Fran someday.
    Love those boots you are wearing, mind sharing what brand they are and where you got them? Thanks!

  13. I want to go to San Fran so so so bad!!! Love all the pics and that hot chocolate?!?! OMG

  14. Great pictures! Husbie loves San Fran, but I've only had an over night layover there. I really want to go! Um, Ghiradelli hot chocolate? Yes please!

  15. Yes, let's not talk about what happened in Arlington the other night. Major sad face. Stupid Giants! Grrr. Ok, calming down now.

    Glad you had fun in SF--I loooooove it there--so pretty. My 6th grade class went on a field trip to SF for "promotion" and we went to the fortune cookie factory--love it! (I'm from CA, so, going to San Fran wasn't that huge for a 6th grade graduation)

  16. Wow, what a trip! That hotel looks wonderful and oh the yummies - cupcakes and cookies?! Bestill my heart. Sounds like fun!

  17. I adore San Francisco too! Loved your pictures as reminders of some of my favorite places! I want to take my husband there too as he's never been, sadly.

  18. Looks like you managed to have some fun on your work trip - that's great!

  19. San Fran is one of the greatest cities -- darling photos!!

  20. ohh those cupcakes look amazing!!! Yummmy! What a fun trip! Take me with you!

  21. Sounds like a great trip!!! I had a salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks today and it was yummy, but yours looks even better!

  22. What a FUN trip. It sounds like you have a great job. I'm dying to stay in the W but it's usually out of my company's price range. That's great you got to experience so many things while you were there! FUN!

  23. jealous! that looks like an awesome work trip. China town looks so cool and that carmel whatever goodnes you got looks so delish!


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