There are so many superlatives for San Francisco, they can’t all fit in 1 post. So here is the continuation from Part 1 of the 2016 Best of San Francisco By Billy Awards!
If there’s any city known for its views, it’s San Francisco.
Presenting…the 2016 Best of San Francisco By Billy Awards! (Yeah, they’re a little late. But I’m sure you don’t mind. And after this, it’s finally on to India!)
Obviously I liked San Francisco enough to move here. But I always thought it was overrated as a sightseeing destination. Starting right away with Day 1 of my official sightseeing in San Francisco last April, I realized just how wrong I was.
After my first day out in San Francisco, following the Barbary Coast Trail, I didn’t think any future day could beat it. San Francisco totally enthralled me on Day 1. And it didn’t hurt that the weather was uncharacteristically perfect. But once again I was wrong. One day was able to beat out Day 1.
We got a taste of Fisherman’s Wharf along the Barbary Coast Trail. On Day 6, it’s full immersion. San Francisco locals scorn Fisherman’s Wharf as being a tourist trap to be shunned at any and all times. But San Franciscans have never done Fisherman’s Wharf Billy-style. My friend Francisco accompanied me, so he can vouch for the experience.
I was really excited about Day 5. I was looking forward to traipsing around the Presidio, an iconic San Francisco site I had never been to. And most of all, I was looking forward to getting up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge. But first up on Day 5 was San Francisco’s Richmond District. As the Richmond is way out in the western wilds of San Francisco, I was not very familiar with the neighborhood. I set out in the morning across the city by bus with my friend Francisco. We were quite impressed with the Richmond’s sacred spaces.