San Francisco – Day 3 (Part 1)

by Megan on May 1, 2012

Our third day in the city was our busiest yet. So much so that I am going to break it into two separate entries in order to do each part justice.

As I mentioned before, all of the hills + walking our first day and a half here managed to do a number on my f’ed up ankle. We booked a day tour because I was concerned that ankle issues were going to prevent us from seeing everything that we wanted to cover.

Our tour turned out to be pretty awesome. It was run by a local guy named Dylan who grew up in the area. We started out in some area neighborhoods and eventually made our way up to Twin Peaks…

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…where we got super lucky and had a pretty clear day to look out over the city. This was also our first peek of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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We then made our way down to Haight Asbury, which Danny and I had already (sort of) visited a day earlier when we went over to Amoeba Records.

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We stayed farther up the district this time and got to see the house that the Grateful Dead lived in back in the 60s, along with Jimi Hendrix red house.

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Next up was the Painted Ladies (otherwise known as the houses in the credits from Full House).

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After making our way across The Golden Gate, we stopped for a quick photo op…

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…and then headed out to Muir Woods.

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This stop was one of the main things that sold me on booking this tour. I really wanted to check out the famous trees, but, knew that there was no way we would make it out here on our own.

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It was worth it. It’s hard to believe that there is a National Park so close to the city. Neither Danny or myself are “nature buffs”, but, we were both really glad that we were able to check out Muir Woods.

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After a quick trip in Sausalito, we were dropped off near our hotel and made our way back to the room to regroup for a bit.

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Next up, Alcatraz…

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