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The Sweaty Path to Coit Tower

Surprise surprise. Another San Francisco landmark I have never visited in all my years living in the Bay Area. Not everyone knows this, but you can walk to Coit Tower, and it’s actually better than driving.

Read on . . . Continue reading “The Sweaty Path to Coit Tower”

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Independence Day Festivities

The 4th of July is known as Independence Day in the States. It commemorates the time when a group of men who grew annoyed and frustrated with a tyrant, decided to stand up to him, and became American heroes in the process. So the story goes. I’m not going to debate conspiracies here.

Anyways, I don’t know how people around the world celebrate their own Independence Day, but in the States we drink, launch explosives in the sky, and hopefully avoid a trip to the local hospital. The next day we check the local shelters for our runaway pets.

These sky-bound explosives, known here as “fireworks,” cause such a commotion that many cities offer shows for spectators. I attended such a show at Angel Island, a small island situated in the San Francisco Bay. Living the single life, I made the Sibling tag along with me. Continue reading “Independence Day Festivities”

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Best Golden Gate Views

So this is what everyone comes to San Francisco to see. The bridge. 80 years old this year. She looks good. You know. For a bunch of metal painted red.

I feel that most tourists travel to see the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks of the Bay Area. However, for those who don’t know, there is more than one place to view the bridge, and my favorite place is actually one that most tourists don’t see (because the parking sucks). Please know that this is not an all-inclusive list of every place in the Bay Area for a view of the Golden Gate. I just listed a few that I think offer the best views. Feel free to add your favorite places too. Read on for more . . . Continue reading “Best Golden Gate Views”

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AT&T Park: Home of the San Francisco Giants

My hockey team failed to advance in the playoffs, so in between NBA playoff games, I have begun to turn to baseball.

My home team is the San Francisco Giants. Although I may know only enough about baseball to compete with the average 5-year-old, I like how relaxed the sport is. It gives me a nice background accompaniment while I pore over my mountain of summer schoolwork, and is slow enough to allow me to catch a play as soon as I hear the crack of the bat (versus basketball or hockey, where I blink and miss goals or turnovers). But I digress . . . Continue reading “AT&T Park: Home of the San Francisco Giants”

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Hiking Steiner Street: From the Ladies to the Water

Apparently the “Urban Hike” is a thing. I Googled it just now. With school out for a month and a break in my shifts at work, I decided I didn’t want to sit at home all day, so I spent a few hours walking around famous San Francisco, CA. I grew up not far from here, but I’ve never taken advantage of it. Before I continue, I know I didn’t see that many sights, but when you only have a few hours and decide, “Hey, I can totally walk across this city, no problem,” it doesn’t leave you with many options. Continue reading “Hiking Steiner Street: From the Ladies to the Water”