Pacific Coast Bike Tour Day 28 & 29: San Francisco
Yesterday we arrived in San Francisco and although we had a few options that were up in the air when it came to accommodations in the city, we decided to go with the most promising one which was Julia, (Will’s friend from college).
As soon as we reached the Marina district in San Francisco, we headed straight for the laundromat. Our clothes were in desperate need of a scrubbing after some tough riding through Northern California.
Once Julia got out of work, she met up with us at the laundromat and she wanted to treat us to pizza after our long journey to San Francisco. Who are we to say no to pizza? We headed off to Pizza Orgasmica over on Fillmore St.
$38 later, we had one large grilled chicken and pesto pizza in our hands and we were on our way to our home for the next two nights.
One thing that I’ve noticed about the pizza here on the west coast is that it’s outrageously expensive. If you’re wondering if the pizza was truly orgasmic, it wasn’t. No orgasm here. False advertisement? In all honesty the pizza was quite tasty and we polished it off without hesitation. Big thanks to Julia for shelling out all that cash on a pizza for us. What a girl!
San Francisco in a Nutshell
Okay so we did a bunch of stuff in San Francisco so instead of telling you every little detail of our two full days in San Francisco, I’ve decided to change things up a bit and show you some of the best photos from the trip with a little excerpt about each one.
We woke up early and hit the streets of San Francisco to get in as much as we could. From Julia’s, we walked down towards Fort Mason. On the way we found this little free gym where people stop to get in a quick bodyweight workout on their way to and from work.
Next we made our way into Fort Mason and down the pier to check out Alcatraz from afar.
We would have loved to take the tour of Alcatraz but we failed to realize how popular this tour actually is. When we went online to search for tickets, the tour was completely sold out for three days from now. Whoa! For more information on Alcatraz tours, click here.
Next, we headed over to Fisherman’s Wharf, one of the most touristy spots in all of San Francisco. We were on the hunt for the World Famous Bushman but unfortunately we couldn’t spot him. If you haven’t heard of this guy, take a look at the video below.
While in Fisherman’s Wharf we stopped into Boudin to grab some of the best sourdough french bread in all of San Francisco!
After Boudin we headed down to Market street where we did some quality people watching and then met up with Julia for lunch at a local Thai joint.
San Francisco’s Union Square is an excellent place to spend your day. If the weather is sunny and warm, there’s no reason to leave this area.
OFF THE GRID: San Francisco’s Food Truck Scene
Later on in the evening we headed to Off The Grid, the largest food truck scene in the bay area.
Be sure to check out the Off The Grid Calendar to find out where they’ll be setting up shop during your next visit.
We spent some time doing a few loops around the parking lot in order to scope out what type of food we wanted for dinner. I went with this Vietnamese & Korean BBQ joint called Bombzies. Check them out on Facebook here.
I went with the Korean BBQ chicken and I couldn’t have made a better choice. It was delicious!
Coincidentally enough, my good friend Brock and his friend Juliana were in town as they’re currently working on a travel video project with Viator.
After Off the Grid, we spent a few hours in town before heading back to Julia’s. The following day we lounged around the house and went down the road to a small food festival of sorts.
Not too much to report here other than the fact that it’s just nice to be hanging in San Francisco with friends and staying off the bikes for a couple of days.
Today’s Mileage: 0 mi and proud of it!