My boyfriend just took me to San Francisco to celebrate my big 40th birthday! We had never been before and knew that if we planned nothing, there would be a ton of things for us to do. Well, we didn’t really plan anything and it is very true, it was non-stop adventure!
One of the very few things I had to do was go over the Golden Gate Bridge. There is something to be said about that majestic structure. When I saw it for the first time, I gasped. We were so far away from it and yet it appeared so strong and in front of us like it was the Mayor of the city watching over its special places. We rented bicycles and rode over it. A great, fun and active few hours.
From the air, San Francisco looks flat, but when you start walking those streets, they are up and down and I’m talking ladder hiking up some of the streets. Lombard Street – the world’s most crooked street.
I highly recommend stopping in San Francisco for 2 days prior to a cruise. Get a taste of this port before sailing up to Alaska or through California to Mexico. You will need the rest on the ship from all that walking!
Jackie Froese – Travel Executive