San Francisco: Part 1 Recap

Can I please go back to San Francisco? If you could plan out a perfect weekend getaway, it would be exactly the weekend I had with a few of my girlfriends while in San Francisco a few weekends ago. Everything from the travel itself to the weather to the company to the city was so awesome. Since I’ve got lots of pictures and things to recap, I’ll break them up so that the post isn’t ridiculously long- enjoy!


I had an 8:30 flight and since I live a mile from the airport, I had time to get up and do a little workout before calling a cab. I did 20 minutes of random cardio moves and ended with a fun combo: 10 burpees, 1 hand release push-up… 9 burpees, 2 hand release push-ups… 8 burpees, 3 hand release push-ups… and so on until I did 1 burpee and 10 hand release push-ups. It was way more challenging than I thought and my arms were spent by the end!

I packed up my healthy snacks and got to the airport with ease.

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My flight was on time and very smooth… and it was made even better with a little vino to help me get through the last hour or so of it.


When I got to SF, I took the BART into the city to meet my friend Amanda. We walked to our friend Kelly’s office to drop off my bags before heading out for lunch. Kelly gave us a tour of her building’s roof deck and the views were amazing!


Amanda and I had lunch at Hog Island Oysters in the Ferry Building. While it had great views, the food itself wasn’t anything outstanding. Oh well!

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After lunch, we walked around a little bit before stopping and having a beer-outside (!) at Market Bar– and meeting up with Kelly again.


Kelly lives in Pacific Heights, so we walked to the Marina section of the city and had a sushi dinner at Umami, which was awesome! We all started with cocktails that were so tasty! Then we had some sushi and sliders and a few other things.

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We had so much fun chatting and laughing and catching up. After dinner, we met up with some of Kelly’s friends at 15 Romolo in North Beach.


Our last stop of the night was to go see the Fog City Swampers at Maggie McGarry’s.


Since I had been up for nearly 24 hours, I had a few drinks and persuaded the girls to go back with me because I was so tired (and drunk!) 🙂

I went to bed thinking that if the first day of my SF trip was any clue into how the rest of the trip would be, that it would be an awesome trip. I was not wrong!

We all woke up on Friday morning feeling like we had had a liiiitle too much to drink the night before. After Kel went to work, Amanda and I headed out for a workout, which helped both of us feel better. When we finished, we showered and headed out to walk up and down Fillmore street, which is around the corner from Kelly’s apartment. Fillmore street is SO CUTE! We got our nails done and then eventually stopped for lunch at The Grove, which had cute, outdoor seating and delicious food. We ordered rose and split a sandwich and salad and everything was great!


Amanda and I walked around a bit more before meeting up with our friend, Sheila’s, brother. He took us all around the Fort Mason area of the city.

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He was seriously an amazing tour guide and we felt so lucky that our friend’s brother didn’t mind taking us around! After Kelly got out of work, we decided it was time for drinks (when on vaca, right?!). To The Tipsy Pig, it was! This place was in the Marina and had such a cool back patio area. We found a table and ordered some delicious drinks! I got the “Strawberry Fields”, which was vodka,  fresh strawberries, simple syrup, soda water & fresh lime. This was seriously such a light, refreshing drink, which could be dangerous since I wanted to drink so many of them 😉


For dinner, we ended up keeping it simple since we got a late start and were all pretty tired. We settled on dinner in the Embarcadero area of SF and found a great table at Perry’s, which was perfect since it was fairly quiet there. We had gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge, delicious sauvignon blanc and great conversations.


We ended up deciding to go home after dinner since we wanted to be rested for our big wine country day on Saturday… more to come!

Questions for you: Have you ever been to San Francisco? When’s the last time you took a girls trip? Have you been able to escape from the cold New England weather at all?


8 thoughts on “San Francisco: Part 1 Recap

  1. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says:

    Ahh I miss living there! Once I moved to Boston, I did a girls trip to SF with my best friend and then a few years later, I took Tyler! It really is my favorite place ever. Lots of good food, things to do, and great weather!

  2. Kim says:

    I’ve only been to San Francisco once and I loved it – one day we will go back. Girls trips are the best. I love that you are able to totally enjoy yourself on vacation!

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