must sees and must dos

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Featuring restaurants and bars in the greater Boston area. This is where I was born & raise!

Most memorable vibe

accidentally stumbling and chillen on Lombard street when trying to look for a safe place to smoke a joint

San Francisco

We ended up in the Bay! My girl Krista invited me on her birthday trip to San Francisco which I was excited about because I had San Fran already on my list of to-dos. We dined at 1300 on Fillmore for her birthday, which happened to be ran by a Jamaican chef, by the name of David Lawrence, a white Jamaican that has a dope restaurant conveniently located in the heart of the city (had to mention that)! The plan was to hit up San Fran's popular nightlife areas, which we did. Our hotel was already conveniently located in the heart of Union Square, so we ventured off to somewhere we haven't been: Broadway. Broadway and its surrounding areas have tons of clubs and strip clubs that we can say we experienced the vibe from outside, because we never made it in!

    The Deets

 When: 2014?

How many times? Once

 

Route: Plane

Spending $ for a few days: $250  (food, sites, transportation)

  

 

Where to Play

Golden Gate Bridge

I hit the world wonder! Along with trying to attend all of the carnivals in the world that I possibly can, my plan is the same for seeing all of the world's wonders. When I finally got to the bridge, it was mhfkn breathtaking. I really was expecting something like the Brooklyn Bridge that I'm very used to, so I didn't really think a bridge could bring me awe, until I got here. It was raining the whole weekend. After months of a drought, it decided to rain the weekend we got there. And it all worked out in my favor when I got to the bridge, because the rain provided the fog that made the bridge that much more incredible. I mean I'm either really making the best out of situations or the fog backdrop truly glorified The Golden Gate Bridge, or both. I made some wacky Instagram videos, and I tried to record myself walking the whole bridge and couldn't, the scene was just too freaking powerful for me. I was about to walk over a sea or an ocean that I didn't even know the name of yet, and on top of the fact that I couldn't see the other side. So all I could see is water on either sides of me for as long as I could see. No thank you! As adventurous as I am, I even shocked myself with that refusal. Overall this was entirely amazing! 

CABLE CARS

We were staying in Union Square where all the shops and restaurants were walking distance from us, and the tourist things to do were also easily accessible from where we were at. To hop on a historic cable car was only a 2-minute walk from the hotel. The cable car was truly an experience that everyone should try, and it lived up to be everything I thought it was: amazing. I've always wanted to get on one since reading books like The Joy Luck Club by Asian/SanFran native Amy Tan, or favorite movies like The Princess Diaries. To be on one of these while going up famous hills, everything! The cable car also conveniently stops at other famous tourist attractions along the way, including the historical Chinatown and the famous Lombard Street.

Lombard Street


The whole time, I was actually en route to see the Golden Gate Bridge and decided to knock out other tourist things while on the way. So when it was time to get off (the ticket collector was helping me with directions), the ticket collector pointed to where I should go, but due to my mind being on other things (the sweet Cali green my girl gave me), I was lost when I hopped off the car. Before I took out my map, I decided to roll up first (to prevent the pretend stress I imagined myself having). I looked to my right and there was a very zig-zaggy hill going down, right next to it was a straight walkway with a ramp, so I chose to go down that and find a sitting/secret place right in the middle. Low and behold, my mhfkn ass was possibly sitting in the middle of the famous zig zag street I only recently heard about, Lombard Street. Soon enough other random people and cars quickly stopped by and their happiness confirmed my suspicions. I told one man how incredible this view was, and he shared with me in detail what this all was. The most "crookedest" street in the world! I thanked him then I asked him to take a picture!