Mahalo’s Guide to Summer in San Francisco

By June 30, 2017 September 29th, 2017 Uncategorized

Mark Twain says the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco… but don’t let that scare you away! (Our pro packing tip: Layer up!) We like Scott McKenzie’s words better: If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…Summertime will be a love-in there.

The City by the Bay has so much to offer that you can’t go wrong, no matter the season, your age, interests, or level of hippiness.

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Only in SF: 

1. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge to salty Sausalito. Fuel up on Bar Bocce pizza around the fire pit then take the ferry back.

2. Alcatraz – Are you brave enough for a tour of California’s infamous island prison?

3. Fisherman’s Wharf – Spy the sea lions, grab a bowl o’ clam chowder, and rent a GoCar to drive down the the crookedest street.

4. *Giants Baseball Game – Don orange and black to cheer on Posey, Pence and the team with a side of Gilroy Garlic Fries.

5. Trek to the top of Twin Peaks for an astounding view of SF and beyond. Beware of Karl the Fog – he has a habit of rolling in unexpectedly.

For the Kids:

6. *Chrissy Field: Jump your heart out at House of Air, run to Hopper’s Hands, or just enjoy the view and fly a kite.

7. *California Academy of Sciences – Thursday’s NightLife is for the over-21 crowd, but the planetarium and living roof are for everyone.

For the Foodies:

8. *Presidio Off the Grid – Food truck grub combined with sweeping bay views in a historic SF setting.

9. The Ferry Building is chock full of epicurean treats, but a true foodie should not miss the weekly farmer’s market.

10. Liholiho Yacht ClubMake a reservation for dinner at the hot spot that serves up Hawaiian fare with a fun tagline: Grind – Talk Story – Get Jag

Beyond the City:

*Wine country is our favorite day trip. Sonoma’s Larson Family Winery is kid and dog friendly, and Gloria Ferrer is our go-to for bubbles, just an hour north of SF.

Key: *Mahalo ono. Ono is the Hawaiian word for delicious or best!


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