The City by the Bay…

A great little no-frills park in the Napa Valley is Skyline Wilderness Park.  Lots of hiking trails and in close proximity to tons of wineries and San Francisco.  The park gave us a great suggestion to drive less than a half hour to the Vallejo Ferry.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the one-hour ferry ride down the San Pablo Bay across San Francisco Bay to the Port of San Francisco.


The ferry Marketplace was bustling with people enjoying the good food, fresh produce, fresh baked bread and other novelties.


A one-day pass using the Muni App on our smart phones was $12.00 for unlimited bus, trolley, and cable car, which was a great buy. We took the trolley to Pier 39 where there were shops and food galore.  Pier Market Seafood Restaurant was our lunch stop with a favorite of this town, Clam Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.   There are so many fun modes of transportation to get around this city, The Hippie Love Vans and Go-Carts!

A short walk to Fisherman’s Wharf with great views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge

The cable car was a great way to see Lombard Street, famous for its steep, one block area with eight hairpin turns.  The cable car stopped at the top of Lombard Street and we walked down the steps through all the beautiful flowers and homes that line the street while cars made their descent down the winding hairpin turns.

We absolutely loved this city!  One thing for sure, come with an appetite. The food is fabulous!



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