With the amount of moving around and sightseeing we were doing in San Francisco, Hannah and I were glad that we had bought the CityPASS. As I previously mentioned, one of the features of this package was that we got 7 days of MUNI and cable car transportation. Each MUNI ride costs $2.25, and each … Continue reading Shop until you drop: J-Town, Chinatown, Union Square & SFMOMA
The Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park is also free Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays if you enter in before 10am. Otherwise, it is $8 to enter. Naturally, we woke up super early to take advantage of anything budget friendly. This was probably one of my favourite attractions in San Francisco. It's an extremely peaceful … Continue reading SF: Japanese Tea Garden, Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Bridge
Here's a tip: do your research beforehand to find out all of the free things you can do in the city you're visiting. San Francisco is an expensive place to visit, so take advantage of all the free things you can do. We were able to check out the Botanical Gardens in the Golden Gate … Continue reading SF Botanical Gardens, Exploratorium, Coit Tower
Due to all the attractions we wanted to see in SF, the most economical and convenient way of seeing the city was to buy a CityPASS. If you're not familiar with this term, several North American cities have a ticket booklet that allow you a choice of several attractions to visit at a discounted price ($135CAD … Continue reading Escape from Alcatraz, Pier 39 & Ghirardelli Square
Good morning Day 2! We strapped on our hiking shoes to head out to the Marin Headlands across the Golden Gate Bridge first thing Sunday morning. A trend we noticed from Day 1 is that the weather can shift very rapidly in San Francisco. It tends to start off cold when the fog settles in, … Continue reading San Francisco: Marin Headlands & Baker Beach
We landed in San Francisco right on schedule at 10:30am PST in the morning. The flight was uneventful with almost no turbulence, which made me a very happy (albeit tired) flier. The transit system in San Francisco is pretty easy to navigate with two main types of transportation - the BART and the MUNI. Hannah … Continue reading Leaving on a jet plane & SF Twin Peaks
One of my greatest fears was booking our accommodations in San Francisco. At first glance, we were looking at $300USD hotels per night, minimum. Note these were not 5 star hotels we were looking at, but 3 star motels that were near the SFO airport. Further research also indicated that the SFO Airport was nowhere … Continue reading Hotels vs. AirBNB: Who wins?