Finally, the fourth and final full day of our trip (our 5th day we left)! I can’t believe it took me a month to talk about four days – haha.
We slept in a little later than usual, packed our bags so that we could leave from the hotel straight to the airport, dropped the bags at the front desk of the hotel, and headed to Golden Gate Park. On the way we stopped at a restaurant called Padrecito. It was a cute neighborhood spot but definitely forgettable. This could also be due to them not having many menu options for me. I definitely chowed down on chips, salsa, and guacamole.
From Padrecito it was a little bit of a hike to Golden Gate Park, but it was so gorgeous out that we didn’t mind. Once we arrived at Golden Gate Park, we headed to the Japanese Tea Garden.
We followed the pathway and stumbled across the circular bridge:
I wanted my picture on top of the bridge but there were an insane amount of people crawling all over it. We decided to skip the bridge and head to the Tea House.
We decided on the Kuzumochi and Genmaicha tea. Mmmmm….
After the Japanese Tea Garden we headed next door to the California Academy of Sciences. We didn’t realize that we arrived about an hour before closing but we managed to see the IMAX Dome Theater presentation of Dark Universe which was AMAZING! Seriously, I wish all movies could be shown in dome theaters!
It was later on when we left the Science Museum and we were hungry. We headed to Beretta in Mission District. This was a cute neighborhood spot but I don’t think it was memorable enough for me to return. What really threw me off was the co-ed bathrooms that were not cleaned properly, aka pee all over the seat and ground from digesting men. Bleh! I ordered the spicy marinara, peperoncini, and olive pizza.
It was a cheese-less pizza that was heavy on the olives and left me wanting something else. They offered half priced bottles of wine which was the only aspect selling me. Oh, and my sexy date for the night:
We headed back to the hotel to get ready to leave the next day. All and all, it was such an amazing trip to San Fran and we definitely burned a hole in our wallet, but it was worth it. We fell in love with the area surrounding Muir Woods and have even been talking about moving out there. It is one of the most peaceful places I’ve been to and I can’t wait to go back!