Travel Tips – San Francisco

 Last week/weekend the Hubs and I went to San Francisco! Part business trip, part fun. Well, now were back in MN and the weather isn’t much different. It was cool and rainy most of the time we were in Cali, but we still managed to have some fun!  Ever the health conscious one, I’m now reporting back to you on the fun (and healthy) things you can eat and do in the San Francisco area!

1. Eat Seafood – We stayed on Fisherman’s Wharf and of course there was plenty of fresh seafood to be found. I prefer seafood over meat for both its taste and nutritional value, so I made sure to take FULL advantage of the fresh seafood! My favorites were the fresh crab right off the wharf and the seafood ceviche that I had at a mexican restaurant in Santa Cruz.

2. Walk walk walk – Walk wherever you can. San Francisco is a pedestrians town (but make sure to pack an umbrella if you visiting in March apparently!) We walked along the piers and saw some fun street performers and tourist attractions.  We walked to our St. Paddies Day destination (a block party about a mile away from our hotel), and we even visited the California red wood trees and did a mile loop in the pouring rain (note to self…next time bring rain boots!)

3. Eat Bread – woa woa woa. Yes you read that correctly. San Francisco is the birth place of sourdough bread, and it would be a SIN to miss out on some freshly-baked San Francisco sourdough bread when you visit. I’m not a big proponent of eating a lot of breads/starches, but if your going to eat bread while on vacation, San Francisco is the place to do it. Because its such a local specialty, the bread is made fresh on the spot, and doesn’t contain all the bad for you preservatives and corn syrups that most other breads contain. Just be careful how much you eat!

4. Go to the gym – Yes, even when travelling you should try to go to the gym a few times. Even the cheap hotels usually have a treadmill tucked away in some tiny room. Take advantage of this!

5. Drink LOTS of water – Flying is very dehydrating…and we all know what happens when were dehydrated…we have the tendency to overeat. Plus, it’s just not healthy to be dehydrated. So drink up while traveling!

Here are a few pictures from our trip!

St. Paddys Day! (yes im drinking a Guinness of course!)

Rainy walk through some redwoods!

mmmm fresh crab!

Seafood Ceviche from the mexican restaurant in Santa Cruz

Have a happy healthy day!

Caitlin

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2 Comments

  1. C... said,

    March 23, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Yum – that food looks good. I love San Francisco. My parents used to take us there almost annually when we were kids.


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