We love our day trips! Flights, roundtrip, under $100 come along more often than you’d think. Sure we end up visiting the same places time and again, but it’s great to get on a plane in the morning, find yourself in a different city by 8 or 9am, have food and drinks, see some sights, and sleep in your own bed later that same night. For Cat’s birthday this year, it just so happens the Dodgers were playing the San Francisco Giants, and on our lifelong mission to see every major league baseball stadium this seemed like a good time to check Oracle Park off the list.
Sunrise from the isle seat.
Every city, early in the morning, particularly on a weekend day, has a special kind of beauty. There are very few people on the street, workers are hustling to get ready for the opening hours, and that usual hectic pace is slowed while the city sleeps.
Early morning eats in San Francisco always means Good Mong Kok.
Always keep your eyes open for a photo opp. This was a dirty alley with lanterns strung and signs lining the wall. Sure Cat had to block the delivery van but it was still an opportunity that we didn’t miss.
Fresh fortune cookies! You can custom make fortunes and have them inserted, buy dirty sayings inside of the cookies (adults only), and even pickup some cookies that look more like sand dollars than fortune cookies. Anyone can walk into Golden Gate Fortune Cookies and the people couldn’t have been nicer.
We tried to get noodles at Yamo but it was closed. We stopped quick for a drink at a bar, but with time to kill before the baseball game we needed a destination. A nice stroll through the park seemed just right!
On the way to the game we stopped by the Ferry Building. On Saturdays they have a farmer’s market both inside and out. Awesome produce, mushroom jerky, and beer on the street were just a few of the highlights.
Obligatory group photo on the way to the game.
Oracle Park! Sure our tickets were in the nosebleeds, but we were here and seeing the Dodgers.
One of the specialties at the San Francisco stadium is crab sandwiches. Cat bet me a crab sandwich that our seats were in left field. She was right. Here is evidence of her winnings.
It was a birthday after all, so we had a candle in a baseball pretzel!
The Dodgers won! It was another awesome day in San Francisco, and I hope Cat had a great birthday. Now to start planning next year’s celebration!