I was not born in the Bay Area. I moved here a few years after I graduated college. I have now lived here for a little over ten years, and am still impressed by all the beauty the area has to offer. San Francisco is one of the most incredible cities in the world. At any given time there is so much culture to explore and so many things to do. This day, the things to do was lunch at the famous Cliff House, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
A beautiful day along Ocean Beach.
A really cool local house. I would have loved to have seen the owner.
The windmills in Golden Gate Park, from the Cliff House area. I have some close-ups coming in a future post.
The Cliff House, from a short distance away.
Sutro Baths, the ruins of a 19th century swimming pool complex (next door to the Cliff House). They were destroyed by a fire in 1966, but what remains can still be visited.
I would love to have a planter this big. I would just need a giant house to go along with it.
The outside of the restaurant on a sunny February day.
The interior, featuring panoramic views and a full bar with a highly recommended (by me) sangria.
The food from top left: Caesar salad, cod, beet salad, scallops
Butterscotch Pot de crème for two. Dessert is always my favorite part of any meal, and this was incredible.
Have you ever visited the Cliff House? It is definitely a fun tourist attraction if you are in the area. Very close to Golden Gate Park, which can itself keep you busy for days. What are your favorite things to do in any big city close to you? Do you visit the restaurants, shop, see the museums, or look for something a little more adventurous? If you have been to San Francisco, I would love to hear about your favorite things to do/see.