Fourth of July Fun


So my family came into town over Fourth of July weekend and we got to explore San Francisco. They arrived the evening of July 2 and we picked them up from the airport and went to dinner. We started heading to San Francisco on July 3. That day we took BART and explored China Town and decided on taking one of those hop on/hop off bus tours. Apparently there was something wrong with one of the buses and it made the other buses a lot more packed. They didn’t even check our ticket so we decided to start early on July 4 and use our ticket again.

That day we decided to take the ferry and when we arrived at Pier 41, we ate brunch at Boudin. I had the bread bowl with clam chowder and it was delicious. After that, we did the Golden Gate Bridge tour and also the downtown tour. It was fun.

By the time the tour was done, we decided to do some shopping and then we had already worked up an appetite for dinner. We ate at the Crab House on Pier 39. We got crab, shrimp, and mussels. I just ate the crab. When we finished, we got in line for the ferry (because there was only one ferry going out after the fireworks and we wanted to make sure we were on it). The fireworks started around 9:30. It was okay, but it was so foggy (typical San Francisco weather), that we could barely see the fireworks. It was a fun experience though considering I haven’t done that since we moved up here in 2008.

Family left July 5 and I was so tired, I just slept that day. I miss them already though!

What did you do for Fourth of July?

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  1. 1

    That looks like a fun weekend.. Love the golden gate picture :)
    I spent the 4th of July weekend in Vegas with Friends!
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    This whole post made me miss SF so much! I haven’t been since 2010 and I’m itching to get back. I’ve never had brunch at Boudin, I had dinner there. I’m sure it’s nothing short of amazing! So glad you had a fun 4th. We BBQed, and because I live by the water, we walked down to see the fireworks. It was nice, but I would have loved to be where you were! :)
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    Looks like you had a ton of fun! I’m glad your family came up and you got to hang out with them. I need to do some of the touristy things in the city. I never do and then I regret it when I’m gone.
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