Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Food and Fitness in The City by the Bay

I just love San Francisco! Myself and three friends converged there last weekend for some serious stair climbing on Telegraph Hill, from the Embarcadero/Sansome Street up the Filbert Street steps to Coit Tower. What a work out! We also climbed the Lyon Street stairs (approximatly 250 stairs and then some) to the top and saw the most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Palace of Fine Arts. We were very lucky to have awesome weather....perfect Spring days in The City by the Bay.

Christine is making her way up those stairs.......they were pretty steep, but the private gardens along the way made the climb worth every huff and puff.

Here's something funny......as we were walking back to our hotel along Montgomery Street, we came across a building which housed the Culinary Development Center of San Francisco. Here I am standing at the front door. Notice the door handles.....a fork and spoon. Very cute!

And of course, we dined on some great food....a new spot in North Beach called E Tuttu Qua, and breakfast at The Buena Vista (no Irish coffee though....we had stairs to climb!)


Jill said...

How fun it is to find new people according to blogs. I cannot tell you how much I miss the SM stairs. And I cannot tell you how much I love the Lyon St. stairs in SF! But the Coit Tower ones are gruesome-- I just love them! Where you able to make it to the Baker Beach rope stairs, I think that you would enjoy them.

Alas, I don't live in SM anymore, I've moved to DC. Please run a set of the concrete stairs for me (here there are plenty of hills, but there are no decent stairs for serious climbing) :) Thanks for finding my blog.

The Passionate Palate said...

You did it! You took your walkers to SF and your favorite haunts. So happy for you. Love, Jen