Being a Tourist in Your City

One of the many perks about living in San Francisco is that lots of people want to come visit you. :)  One of the many perks of having frequent visitors is that while showing them around, you re-fall in love with where you live.

When Jennifer was here last week, we had a very "San Francisco" day:

We started with a drive through Chinatown to look at all the buildings, color, and livelihood:

"Chinese Laundry"--heehee

After which we did a figurative 180 and stopped on Union St. in the Marina for a little shopping:

Ambiance--my favorite boutique--I behaved and only bought earrings

And then we took a trip down the crookedest street in the world . . . 

Lombard St.

And hopped over to North Beach for a trip to City Lights Bookstore, lunch at Cafe Zoetrope (a Coppola restaurant), and drinks at the famous Beat-hangout, Vesuvio.

with Sofia champagne at Cafe Zoetrope

Jennifer in front of City Lights

behind the bar at Vesuvio,
where we made friends with the bartender & his drunken regular

With more visitors coming in on Tuesday (Micaela! Marianne! Jessie!), and Leeann hopefully coming back July 4th weekend, I'm wondering what you all love about San Francisco and any ideas you may have for impressing tourists. ;)  I will obviously take my Texas/Oklahoma girls up to Napa for a day, and we'll hit all the requisites: Haight/Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, Baker Beach, the Mission, North Beach . . . but what are the best crowd-pleasers?

Happy Sunday!