Today we got a chance to explore the city of San Francisco. Hannah knows the city well, having lived near there last year while working at Bay Ship and Yacht, but I have only been to the city once before. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day. We began by walking along San Francisco’s waterfront, exploring the many unique piers and their shops and restaurants. We then made the uphill trek towards the famous Lombard Street, called “the most crooked street in the world.” Along the way, we enjoyed San Francisco’s unique and eclectic architecture. At the top of Lombard Street, we stopped to take some photos of the beautiful view of the city.
We then walked down Lombard Street to Telegraph Hill, where we visited Coit Tower. We took the elevator to the top of the 13-story structure and took in an incredible panoramic view of the city and the surrounding area (shown above). Fortunately, the visibility was amazing, and we were able to see the downtown skyscrapers, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
On our way back to the waterfront, we stopped at a French truffle shop in Little Italy and had some hand-made truffles. Hannah adventurously tried an Earl-Gray-flavored truffle. I stuck with hazelnut. For lunch, we went to a chowder house and enjoyed a delicious lunch of crab and corn chowder, Caesar salad, and sourdough bread. Afterwards, we finished up a great day with some ice cream at Ghirardelli Square, and headed back to the ship.