Backyard view of San Francisco...

via my Special Guest Blogger Today...

Thank you Fifi flowers for asking me to guest blog again today. I
really enjoyed writing about my Paris experiences. Come with me today
on a backyard tour of San Francisco. We’ll keep these insider tips as
a secret between us.

When I made the decision to move to San Francisco from L.A., I knew
very little about the city. I had visited a few times and been to the
tourist attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39 and
Chinatown. But, there is so much more to San Francisco. So much that
only the locals know.

My favorite things to do on a sunny day
1) Seeing the swans at the Palace of Fine arts
2) Picnicking at Washington Square Park
3) Eating brunch at the many crepe houses throughout the city
4) Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building on Tuesday and Saturday
mornings: The farmer’s market has organic fruits and vegetables, nuts,
fresh flowers, jams, organic honey, food stands, cheese and herbs and
so much more. Plus it is a great place to people and dogwatch.

San Francisco has a wonderful community of artists, all creating many
different types of art.

My favorite places to see free art
1) San Francisco Art Institute
2) Presidio Chapel
3) Jack Kerouac Alley, North Beach.
4) Coit Tower: This art deco monument is located at the top of
Telegraph hill; it has an art gallery as well, the Coit Tower murals.
They were the first of the Public Works Art Project and they are
located at the base of the tower. Be warned about the steep walk up
the hill - it can be challenging, but its worth it.

I love boutiques and there are plenty to be found here.

Best Shopping Streets
1) Chestnut Street (Marina)
2) Hayes Street (Civic Center)
3) Union Street (Cow Hollow)
4) Fillmore Street (Pacific Heights): Ah lovely Fillmore Street. Oh
how I love thee…I love your crepe restaurants, books stores, coffee
shops, yoga studio and hat store. I promise there are deals on this
expensive street, you just have to shop for them =)

Even with all of this there are some disadvantages.

Bottom four San Francisco Experiences
1) Rent prices
2) Parking
3) Getting lost in the Tenderloin, though my honey loves the restaurant dives.
4) Constant weather changes: As soon as the San Francisco weather
warms and you take your jacket off, a cold wind will follow. It’s not
a myth that you should bring layers on your visit. I usually have a
scarf in my purse.

~Laura (underthesheets-shhh.blogspot.com)

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Thank you Laura for taking us Out and About around San Francisco! The last time I was in San Francisco was 10 years ago... I think I need to plan a trip!

I hope EVERYONE ENJOYED the tour and tips for San Francisco... a TRULY FAB city to visit... now off you go to ENJOY other OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY delights via Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer!!!

See you tomorrow... we are heading to a Wine Bistro for Tablescape Thursday!

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