San Francisco baby!

I spent three lovely days in SF, and I enjoyed the vibe here so much that I almost wished I was just spending the rest of my vacation here! The neighborhoods with their painted multi-story houses, clean streets, and numerous parks make this a city I could almost imagine myself living in (I’m so not a city person, usually). Seeing gay couples and gay pride on every corner, at least in the area I stayed in near the Castro, was so comforting and refreshing. Organic, fresh food wasn’t just an expensive alternative here, it was the option of choice. Even the hot dog stands had vegan hot dogs (which were very yummy)!

Photos of my activities in SF (minus all photos of the baby, though I guarantee you they are the best of them!)

colorful houses

colorful houses

Frien Saba at the Farmer's Market

Frien Saba at the Farmer’s Market

Rainbow flags in the Castro

Port of San Francisco

Port of San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the ferry

Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the ferry

More views from the ferry

Sausalito harbor

Sausalito harbor

Unique homes in Sausalito

Chinatown gate

Chinatown gate

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown

Financial District

Fun on the street

Fun on the street

Frien Saba at the Farmer's Market

Frien Saba at the Farmer’s Market

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores

Saba at the Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

Saba at the Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Gardens, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park

Foggy afternoon at Ocean Beach

Campfires and visitors to Ocean Beach

Campfires and visitors to Ocean Beach

We stayed three nights in Country Cottage, a Bed & Breakfast located close to Dolores Mission. In my opinion, this was the best accommodation of the trip. It was essentially a four bedroom house located on a small residential street. Every morning the inn keeper would come and prepare breakfast for us, while we sat around the kitchen table getting to know the other guests. The inn keepers were friendly and went out of their way to help us with routes and plans. The B&B was located close to bus stops, and it was easy and cheap to get to where we wanted to go, even with a stroller, a diaper bag, oh yeah and a baby. Speaking of baby, one of the inn keepers even kept her entertained a bit for me while I packed up! Bonus points!

Mission neighborhood

Mission neighborhood

Inside "Country Cottage"

Coffee on the B&B steps

Coffee on the B&B steps

Mission neighborhood

Mission district

Mission district

I received nothing for this glowing review of Country Cottage, and I would definitely try to stay there again! The cost was about $90 per night for two (adult) people.

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