This past weekend was so much fun! One of my best friends from college, Marisa, came in town to visit before she makes the big move to New Orleans next month to attend Tulane Law School. We were friends all four years of college then lived together post grad up until the time I moved to San Francisco. It's definitely been an adjustment not seeing her face everyday! As she said in her Instagram post, it's hard when you go from living across the apartment to living across the country.
She got into town Friday evening and we strolled over to Tony's Pizza in North Beach for dinner, which is the BEST pizza place in the city! Seriously so good and highly recommend if you're visiting San Francisco anytime soon! The wait is always long so just be prepared to wait over an hour. I recommend either trying to find a spot at the bar or stroll across to the street to Original Joes and have a cocktail there while you wait for your table to be ready!
Saturday morning we woke up and rented bicycles to bike over the golden gate to Sausalito, which is approximately 7 miles from the bike shop (we rented our bicycles from Bike & View in the Marina.) Seven miles may not sound like much, but it is a workout with the several hills you have to conquer to get over to Sausalito!
It was quite eerie biking over the golden gate as it was completely encompassed by fog. You couldn't see out into the bay at all! I had never been across the golden gate covered in fog before even while in the car! It was definitely an experience. What's funny is that as we got closer to the end of the bridge you get see the sunlight peeking through from Marin County. It was completely sunny with no clouds in the sky as soon as we got off the bridge and into Sausalito! Bay area weather blows my mind.
W came and met up with us in Sausalito with the car (we needed a ride back as we didnt want to make the trek back again) and we grabbed lunch at Napa Valley Burger Co. Burgers and fries were very well deserved after a long bike ride, right?!
On our way back into the city we stopped in Marin Headlands to get a few pics with goldie in the background. Marin Headlands is by far my favorite view of the city however I think it is no longer a "hidden gem!" It took us forever to find a parking spot - I had never seen the place so crowded!
Sunday we ended up sleeping in a little more than expected so we missed our brunch reservation so we instead walked over to Choquet, a quaint neighborhood restaurant only a block from my apartment. After grabbing some rosé and fueling up on croque madame we went off to explore Chinatown, one of my favorite parts of the city.
We had so much fun wandering up and down Grant street and taking in all the sights (and smells) Chinatown has to offer. We were on the quest to find some knock off designer jewelry and came back empty handed. My feet are so sore from walking so much but it was definitely a weekend well spent!