I am starting something new here on SSB! I live in the East Bay Area, and San Francisco is just a quick BART (train) ride away. Since the city is such a tourist destination, but is so close to me I have decided to do “staycations” in the city every now and then and feature what I get up to here on the blog.
This past Saturday was the first trip. My husband and I walked to BART and took it into the city around 9 in the morning.
^ BART Station San Leandro > to > Powel St. Station in the city.
^ San Francisco City Hall. My husband bought a jacket at the 2-story GAP on Market St. and then we walked to Blue Bottle Coffee shop down Market a bit. Since I had my coffee at home (Love our Nespresso machine!) Hubs got a coffee and I got a mango juice, which was delish.
Then we made our way to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for a morning pastry and to take the stereotypical Instagram photo in front of their “I GOT BAKED IN SAN FRANCISCO” sign… which was unfortunately broken. 🙁
^ We then headed to the Walt Disney Family Museum. The museum showcases an in depth history of Walt Disney and how the Disney we know came to be. It isn’t a very kid friendly tour, and it is not all Disney related, but I am a huge Disney fan so I thoroughly enjoyed the peak into history. I honestly teared up at the end. I LOVE DISNEY.
^ The earliest know drawings of Mickey Mouse from 1928 are on display in the museum. As well as a bunch of other incredibly special personal Disney family items.^ Some of Walt Disney’s early work.
^ the view from a hallway in the museum!
^ Walt Disney’s idea of Disneyland’s layout before it came to life. I am so shocked at how similar the layout of Disneyland really is. He was truly a visionary!
^ The Disney Family Museum is located in one of those GORGEOUS brick buildings at the Presidio.
The Palace of Fine Arts is just indescribable. When built “the exposition featured 11 great exhibit palaces showcasing objects from every corner of the globe, more than 1,500 sculptures commissioned from artists all over the world, 65 acres of amusement concessions, and an aviation field. Twenty-one countries, 48 U.S. states, and 50 California counties mounted displays in the exhibition’s grand pavilions.”
^ We went to Caffé DeLucchi in North Beach. Their bruschetta is AMAZING! The tomatoes were so fresh and the bread was perfectly crunch, but easy to bite into!