It’s probably obvious that we’re on a budget. We also want to experience as much as we can on this said budget. This is how we did it in San Francisco.
9AM : Golden Gate Bridge – FREE
We took the last exit before the bridge and drove to the second viewpoint. Perfect photo op if you crop the rest of the tourists out of your photo.
10AM : Parking near Fort Mason – FREE
We had heard that parking might be tough. Apparently we had good luck running across this little gem of a free parking spot.
11AM : Fisherman’s Wharf – FREE
A 30 minute walk from Fort Mason along the water brought us to the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Keep the wallet in your pocket for now and explore the wharf down to Pier 39. Check out the
tourists sea lions and then hunt for some some clam chowder. You’ll have plenty of options so you won’t have to walk too far if your stomach is grumbling!
12PM : Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl – $13.98
We couldn’t say no to this. A couple of big bowls of of red clam chowder kept us going for the rest of the day. Richard is dreaming of this right now…
1PM : Downtown/Chinatown – FREE
You have to walk the streets of downtown San Francisco. The steep streets and classic houses are begging for you to take their photo. We walked through Chinatown to get to a cable car stop.
2PM : Cable Car – FREE
This is also mandatory for a stop in San Francisco. Ride the cable car back to Fisherman’s Wharf. Not sure if this was supposed to be free, but nobody asked for money from us…
3 PM : You’re Done!
Time to walk back to your vehicle and fight traffic on route to your next destination. We heard from a
random guy trustworthy Californian that Yosemite was open so we decided to blast Eastbound to the National Park. We’re extremely glad that we did. That’s in the next post…