for the love of nike

Surprise Trip to San Francisco

My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco last weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What better gift could a girl ask for?! Over the course of the weekend we ate, drank, and walked (51 miles) to our hearts’ content.

We stayed at the Hotel Adagio. This little boutique feeling hotel is owned by Marriott. They were so sweet–giving us a room with a view and a bottle of wine on the house. (Note the giant tiger mural by Nychos. You’ve got a great view of it from there.)

Our first stop was Lombard Street. You know, that bizarre crooked street that people actually drive down (amazingly without hitting the gaggles of tourists)? You have to love (and hate) the typography of San Francisco. It creates the most beautiful architectural reactions (and gives you hella blisters).

Get a load of those giant wheels spinning cables below. That’s how the famous SF cable cars work. We hopped on (each trip costs $7) and made our way to the financial district so we could get our seafood fix at Tadich Grill. They are known for the cioppino, but we got the platter to get a taste of everything.

After finding ourselves by the Bay Bridge, we stopped in for an oyster snack with a view at Waterbar. The new bridge is quite beautiful. It’s strange to sit there and gaze on a site where so many died in the earthquake collapse.

Moving on. (I can’t seem to word a good segue from death and destruction to brewery hopping. So bear with me.)

We then made our way to Anchor Steam’s Beer Garden at The Yard where we drank our beers as quickly as we could, covered in goosebumps. Then sprinted toward 21st Amendment Brewery. I love 21st so much. We even served their most popular beer, Hell or High Watermelon, at our wedding. That was the perfect note to end on for the night. Stay tuned as I walk you through the next few hilly days.

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