A number of the sites in the neighborhoods of San Francisco I was visiting in 2016 were closed on Saturdays. Most of these, unsurprisingly, were downtown, in and around the Financial District. I knew I’d be heading back to full-time work shortly, after having taken about a year off. So for 3 days in a row in September, I checked out these weekday-only sites.
The Richmond and the Presidio
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.
Holy Virgin Cathedral
Barbary Coast Trail–Old U.S. Mint to Telegraph Hill
Welcome to San Francisco! You’re gonna love it!
I decided to begin my San Francisco sightseeing with the Barbary Coast Trail. The Barbary Coast Trail is a walking tour that cuts across many of Downtown San Francisco’s neighborhood with [Read more…]