My friends from college decided to plan a trip to San Francisco for Labor Day weekend! I was very excited for this weekend getaway because I don’t get to travel with multiple friends very often. Believe it or not, convincing a group of people to join you on your next adventure is a challenge.
Here’s a quick DO’s and DON’Ts guide:
Golden Gate Bridge
DO: Walk through the Golden Gate bridge! It’s only 20 minute hike and be sure to wear appropriate shoe wear! | DON’T: There are two lookout point at the Golden Gate Bridge. Don’t go to the right side, go to the left instead.
#TravelTip: Always wear comfortable walking shoes!
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World Famous Cable Car
You can’t visit San Francisco and not ride the cable car! DO: Wait in line, it goes by fast. | DON’T seat inside the riding car. Wait for the next cable car to come to ride in the outside section!
Fisherman’s Wharf – Pier 39
San Francisco’s main tourist destination!
DO: At dinner or lunch, be sure to order San Francisco’s famous clam chowder! | DON’T forget to bring a jacket! San Francisco can get very chilly at night, specially near the pier.
The most famous crooked street in the world!
DO: A must-go! A quick tourist destination worth seeing. | DON’T drive!
DO: No tickets? No problem. Go to the ticket sales center at 4AM in Fisherman’s Wharf and wait in line for a couple of hours until you get your tickets. | DON’T get your hopes up! Tickets might sold out.
Meet William Baker, an Alcatraz’s former inmate #1259! Cool, huh? PS: Don’t worry he’s not a serial killer, he stole a car. haha
DO: Buy his book “Alcatraz #1259”. It’s very interesting! | DON’T forget to ask him to sign your book!
DO: Be sure to check the ferry schedule to get you back to the city! They run every 30-minutes. | DON’T forget to grab the audio tour! I am not a fan of audio tours, but this one was very interesting.
A day tour to Napa Valley
DO: Bring your ID! Some vineyards won’t let you drink without it.| DON’T get drunk in the first vineyard, there will be plenty of time for a fun all-day drinking session. Cheers!
Finally, Travel with a group of good friends!
DO as much as you can. DON’T worry, you can always come back!
Until next trip,