Because I'm a crazy person, this is a very picture-heavy post, so I'm going to keep the words to a minimum. Just know that San Francisco is a beautiful city, with some of the most gorgeous parks and free, public spaces I've ever seen.
You can cross the bridge, which is about a mile and a half, but we just walked halfway out and came back.
The area around the bridge is called the Presidio, and curves along the shoreline. This was a dog beach we passed on our walk.
Close to the Presidio is the Palace of Fine Arts. It's a leftover from an expo at the turn of the century and is the only remaining building that was constructed out of permanent materials. It is breathtakingly gorgeous, and currently under repairs.
On our walk to Dynamo Donut, we traveled through the Latin part of town. I tried to convince Sean to buy a Mexican wrestling mask, but he ignored me.
The outside of 826 Valencia, Dave Eggers' now-national nonprofit devoted to teaching kids how to write. Each branch has a themed storefront to generate funds; this one has a pirate supply store. Next door is Paxton Gate, an amazing store that sells everything you would need to make your home look like a museum of natural history or a mad scientist's lab.
We rode the trolley on our last full day there; they were celebrating the Giants advancement to the finals (is that right? what do i know?).
Alcatraz Island, home of the most hardened criminals of the 20th century prior to its closure in the 60s.
City Lights Bookstore, owned by famous literary patron Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who published Allen Ginsberg's "Howl."