SAN FRANCISCO; Day 2, Part 3:
Hi Everyone, Nick here!
After Alcatraz we were starving. We went straight to Fisherman’s Wharf and devoured some amazing chowder-filled sour dough at Boudin’s. Afterwards, we wandered Fisherman’s Wharf and got sucked into whatever touristy stores we passed. It was amazing.
From the Wharf, we stopped at the San Fransisco National Maritime Park, which is just a fancy name for “awesome boats you can go play on.” This was not the last time I got to pretend I was a pirate on this trip. More on that a little later. After a little rest and enjoying the bay, we marched up some massive hills to get a view of Lombard Street.
Exhausted from our long day of touring, we hopped the street car over to a bar that was high on my list: Smuggler’s Cove. Yes, a PIRATE THEMED bar! This place was amazing. You described what you liked, and the bartender would make drinks perfectly suited for you. Megan had some simple, tasty daiquiris, while I explored some ornately garnished, yet dangerously powerful drinks. We chatted with some locals and got a list of things to do from our bartender. With the sun setting, we headed for our last stop of the night - Smitten Ice Cream!
Smitten uses liquid nitrogen to freeze your ice cream on the spot. The process was fun to watch, but luckily the ice cream was great too. So, after spending all day on our feet, and our stomachs full of rum and ice cream, we headed back to the rental. It was just after 8:30 when we got back. We went right to sleep. No regrets.