Since this past summer my boyfriend has been visiting San Francisco almost biweekly for work; now that I'm in the middle of the off season, it was the perfect time to join! Luckily it was president's day which gave us plenty of time to take in the sights. Our Airbnb was an attraction in itself, a very cool artist's loft, belonging to a talented painter; Cathleen Daly.
We biked our way around the embarcadero, lunched at Rookies' stand in the Ferry building's market, ate devilishly creamy and delicious ice cream at Humphry Slocombe, ferried to Sausalito, biked back over the Golden Gate, and hiked Muir woods. An incredibly fun sight, in my opinion, was the Musée Mécanique; it was filled with fully functional vintage arcade games. I could have spent an entire afternoon in there.
Most trips that I go on these days have been mainly focused on bakeries. I'm a dessert fanatic. I have a deep love for the art of baking, as well as the art of eating. I experienced one of the best (dare I say the best) almond croissants of my life at b. patisserie. To be precise, it was a chocolate almond banana croissant. More of these need to exist in the world. It was suggested that I try Tartine, which unfortunately I could not reach this time around. My biggest hope was to try Mr. Holmes Bakehouse after the enormous reception it has online. Being a holiday morning on a beautiful sunny day, the line was simply too long while we had sights to take in. I'll have to fly back just for it. We settled on a box of treats from Bob's Donuts. I shouldn't use the word settled, as this was a brilliant move. They were perfectly crispy on the outside and doughy on the inside, and they sell donuts bigger than your head (if you dare)!
I have to mention the A+ restaurants we went to. Taqueria Vallarta in the Mission was as authentically amazing as it gets, and our Thai dinner at Ploy II in Haight was outstanding. Drake's Dealership is also a great place for a beer and stone cooked pizza if you happen to be in Oakland.
All in all, a perfect few days away and hope to be back in San Fran soon!