14 Responses to “What to Do in San Francisco (in the rain)”


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  1. Courtney, I love your story about sharing the bubble umbrella in the rain. :) Weather can really bum me out, so it is so great to remember to make the most of anything you might see as an obstacle.

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I enjoy your blog, especially your mini missions! Thanks.

  3. Several years back, my wife and I visited Bath (South West England) for the weekend. The night I proposed to her, we ran back to the guest house in almost torrential rain. We had so much fun!

    However, it was very late, the one pair of Jeans and jacket we each wore were drenched, and there was nowhere to dry them.

    So we had to call the manager in the middle of the night to ask about how we could dry our clothes in time for the next morning. He wasn’t very happy to be woken up for this reason, but we’ll never forget that experience. The power of rain when away from home!

  4. San Fran is such a fun place to wander around! I love traveling without much of a plan. Last year in Barcelona my boyfriend and I ate lots of tapas, wandered the streets and drank lots of wine. Our only plan was a cooking class complete with a market tour. We saw a few of the sites from the outside, but didn’t stress ourselves out with a long list of places we “had” to see. What a difference from previous vacations where we jump from one museum or attraction to another. Who cares if you see something famous if your not that interested anyway?

  5. Bre

    Oh, San Francisco is truly one of my favorite places in the country, maybe the world. My best friend lives there, and I visit as often as I can (but not as often as I’d like). These beautiful pictures make me miss it! Lovely post.

  6. I loved this post! And love this city–just today I sent my family off there on a passport mission with lots of advice about where to go, things to do, and food to try. I was there in March, and went from snow in the NW to sunny skies in SF. One of my highlights was the fortune cookie factory–I actually went there twice to get “golden coin” cookies. Exploring by foot and by bus is the best.

  7. My mother used to take me and my sister to a cabin on Lake Michigan every summer for a week of swimming and sunburns. We looked forward to it all year. One year it rained all week, so we stayed inside and played Scrabble. That week stands out in my memory better than the others!

  8. Hi, I’m a new reader that’s loving all your older posts. My house is a mess and I’m ready to simplify (I just moved). Anyway, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here’s the link: http://veggievinyasa.com/2012/04/22/liebster-love/
    And please, please don’t be offended if you have way more readers. I’m not tech savvy and have no idea how to tell. Looking forward to reading more posts from you.
    Sincerely, Angela

  9. Anthony

    A wonderful and inspirational story – love it, especially for the lack of planning – something which I can learn from.

    Just reading your post has taught me the valuable lesson that life is short and we need to enjoy it with much fun and laughter, even when the going is not so amicable! Thanks for the post!

  10. Some really good stuff here. I’ve been putting together a list of cool stuff to do myself. But man, once you throw rain into the equation your options are limited. So thanks for the suggestions!

  11. Great tips, I’m never that worried about rain on urban trips because there are so may things to do indoors in cities, so this is a great reminder of that. I live right outside of San Francisco, but you have some great recommendations for restaurants I haven’t visited. I do love Samovar, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building.

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