What to Do in San Francisco: A Three Day Tour
Labor Day Weekend is the last chance to take that summer getaway. Escape the summer heat plaguing other parts of the country and visit San Francisco, where the summer months are cooler because of Karl the Fog. Unwind before the stress of work and school begin again in September.
Here is a VenueBook-approved itinerary, courtesy of our very own Bay Area native, Stacy.
Day 1: Day Trip to Wine Country:
Going to wine country is a rite of passage when visiting the Bay Area. If you time the traffic right, you can make it there in less than an hour, it is the perfect one-day getaway before you tackle the city on Days 2 & 3. Our favorites stops are picnicking and a tasting in the cellar at V. Sattui - make sure to buy their Madeira if you like dessert wines (it is fantastic for sipping or even pouring on ice cream). Take a tour of the champagne caves and get that insta-worthy shot of you sabering a champagne bottle at Schramberg. While I am not a huge fan of their wines, I am a big fan of the aerial tram tour at Sterling Vineyards. Now that you have your bubbly buzz, time to finish out your day listening to some great tunes at Blue Note, the second outpost of the famous club in New York.
Day 2: Walk the Embarcadero:
This famous street in downtown San Francisco is a must see. You can watch the ferries come in, visit the farmer’s market in the Ferry Building, and spend your cash at the chic stores throughout the Embarcadero. Just make sure to bring a jacket, since the weather can be very unpredictable. You don’t want to have to buy an overpriced sweatshirt that screams “TOURIST!” Take a leisurely lunch break at the famous Slanted Door. Once you are tired of walking, be sure to take a load off at MarketBar, which has an amazing patio perfect for happy hour and people watching.
Day 3: Take Me out to the Ballgame:
No trip to San Francisco would be complete without a trip to AT&T Park to watch the Giants (hopefully) win one. They haven’t had the best season, which means cheap tickets for you. Get sloshed like a local at perennial favorite, Momo’s cool outdoor patio before AND after the game. The bar is right across the street, so the only thing keeping you from watching the Giants battle it out is your ability to stumble into the stadium.
We hope you love San Francisco as much as Stacy and I do.
Anetha & Stacy
Topics: San Francisco