Cont. from Part 1. Things To See In San Francisco
9. DO NOT Look For The Charmed House In San Francisco, but You Can Find Lookalikes.
The Charmed TV-series house that I am a huge fan of, is, in fact, located in Los Angeles, which I have visited prior to my San Francisco visit, so I didn’t look for it there. Scroll down for the real address of the Halliwell sisters’ manor.
However, explore San Francisco, it has so many beautiful buildings that you will get tired looking in four directions.
The address for the Charmed House is: 1329 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
10. Of Course See The “Painted Ladies”. Bring Some Lunch With You and Enjoy It There and Then. Clean Up After Yourself.
The term was first used for San Francisco Victorian houses by writers Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in their 1978 book “Painted Ladies – San Francisco’s Resplendent Victorians”. Respledent meaning: attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous. What a cool new word.
11. Ride on a San Francisco Streetcar. Possibly For Free
I hopped onto the cable car at the back of it, and as I only rode for one stop or two, the streetcar conductor didn’t have time to approach me and sell me a ticket. Back when I was there, a single ride was $5, now it’s $7. It is fun, there are many tourists on them, but it’s oh so fun to hang out of the window, or standing on the lower step.
The other streetcar I want to try are the ones in New Orleans. Maybe one day 🙂
12. Have Breakfast in Chinatown
Seriously, I was here with this tour bus I told you about. Everyone on board the bus was Chinese, apart from me, a Korean girl, and one Japanese couple. We all had to eat dumplings for breakfast. I was looking at the menu, not seeing any English letters. Our tour guide helped me order something, which later turned out to be delicious dumplings. It was a great experience, I must say. When in Rome, go to Chinatown.
13. Climb Russian Hill (take a bus) and Find Lombard Street Because It’s Awesome
I first learned about this street and did NOT know it was real, when I played Need For Speed. That is a cool game.
14. Be Astounded By or Get Married In The San Francisco City Hall
I chose to be astounded. I saw this amazing building right before we headed back to Los Angeles, the contrast of the walls and the gilded details against the light blue sky is tremendous.
15. Feel the breeze atop of Twin Peaks hills because it’s cool
I literally didn’t know much about san Francisco until I visited it. And when you don’t expect much, you leave overwhelmed. But you’ll still be overwhelmed if you expect something. This city does have something for everyone.
16. If you drive, remember to park at 90 degrees
17. See Transamerica Pyramid from up close
18. Look for old signs on buildings.
19. Visit The Castro District To learn more about LGBT history.
It would be even better if you’re there in time for the Castro Street Fair. However, I have learned that this area, and generally San Francisco have a big Russian history, which mostly includes ships and the time of the Gold Rush. Back to LGBT though, this is a gay village of the world, which I find amazing, because not everywhere in the world, can my gay friends feel welcome. The world has a lot to learn from San Francisco.
20. Visit San Francisco for its various headquarters. A Bonus Point if you can get a tour in one of them
SF is home to a number of prominent internet companies such as Twitter, Pinterest, AirBnB, Craigslist and many more. SF Bay Area is the famed Silicon Valley, so if you care about your online presence anywhere, I think this area is a must visit. Just for the fact.
21. Remember to visit nearby places
Thank you for reading.