Saturday, May 17, 2008

My "Wild" San Francisco Vacation

A while back I took a trip to Northern California. While I was in the area, I wanted to make sure I got a chance to visit San Francisco. Since I knew I wouldn't be there long, I tried to do as many things as I could while I was there. Next time I go back, I will check out the sightseeing tours available from a place called Trusted Tours and Attractions. They have a web site with discounted tickets to the best sightseeing tours in 23 cities across America. For example, check out Things to do in New York City. In just a few moments on their site, I found a lot of things I missed the last go 'round.

One of the first places I went was China Town. I have been interested in Asian culture for a while, and I enjoy going to the shops and restaurants both in San Francisco and L.A. While I was there I sampled some Dim Sum from the local vendors, and checked out all the trinkets and toys they had for sale. I was there during the Chinese New Year, so there were tons of excited people around. I tried several things I hadn't eaten before, but what stood out the most were the PotStickers. I highly recommend you try them while you are in China Town. It doesn't matter which store you visit. They all taste good.

If you like flowers or crooked streets, you need to check out Lombard street. This is a very narrow street that zig-zags down a steep hill. There are flowers on both sides of you as you drive down, so it smells pretty nice as you wind your way down. We had a few close calls with other cars and the flowers themselves, but made it down intact. I would recommend trying it at least once.

The last stop was a whirlwind visit to Ghirardelli Square and the Fisherman's Wharf, including Pier 39. I went with some shopaholics, so we were bound to end up there. I wanted to see Alcatraz, though I knew I wouldn't be able to do the tour. We walked around all the shops, and ate burgers at a diner somewhere in the mix.

I had a good time there, and am looking forward to spending more than a day next time. If you are planning a trip, make sure you stop by the places above. For more ideas, check out these things to do in San Francisco. You'll be glad you did.

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Disclosure Notice: This post was sponsored by Trusted Tours and Attractions. I believe in full disclosure in my blogging. I do not offer my readers any product or service that I have not used or would not use myself. You can be sure that I am behind this post 100%.

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