Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The Perfect Day In San Francisco
Recently the SF Chronicle ran a piece on the perfect day in San Francisco and though the article was great, I have to disagree. Here is my perfect day in the City for singles, romantics and families.
THE PERFECT DAY FOR SINGLES
8am: A latte at Ritual Coffee Roasters
9am: Breakfast at Boogaloos.
10:30am: Drive the 49 mile drive to Baker Beach (if it is a nice day, there is a nude beach at the far south end, near the bridge).
12:30pm: Lunch at the Ferry Building or Greens in Fort Mason.
2pm: Stroll the shops of Union Street.
5pm: Happy Hour margaritas at Mamacita.
7pm: Dinner at Nopa or Osha Thai.
9pm: Bar hop downtown through Boubon and Branch, Rye, Slide and Bambuddha Lounge.
THE PERFECT DAY FOR COUPLES:
9am: Coffee and pastries at the Boulangerie de Cole while you wait for breakfast at Zazie.
10:30am: Stroll through the Strybing Botanical Gardens and Stow Lake.
12:00pm: Drive along the coast, through the Presidio to Swan Oyster Depot or Nick's Crispy Tacos for lunch.
2pm: Wander through the Ferry Building and stop for wine at the Wine Merchant.
4:30pm: Ride the cable car for cocktails at Top of the Mark or a spa treatment at Huntington Hotel Spa.
7:30pm: Dine at Forbes Island or Piperade.
10pm: Have a nightcap and dessert at the Campton Place hotel bar (if you call in advance you can have the dessert tasting menu).
THE PERFECT DAY FOR FAMILIES:
8am: Coffee and pastries at Cafe Roma in North Beach.
9am: Take a food tour through North Beach and Chinatown.
11:30am: Explore Musee Mechanique at Fisherman's Wharf.
12:30pm: Ride the cable car to the Ferry Building for lunch and gelato.
2pm: Head to Golden Gate Park to play.
4:30pm: Mom and Dad grab a beer at Park Chalet while the kids eat pizza and run around.
6:30pm: Dinner at Foreign Cinema or Gialina.
9pm: When the kids are asleep, mom and dad pop open that bottle of wine and relax.