Oh San Francisco, how I adore you! I went for the very first time for a few days on the last week of October, right before Sandy. Absolutely loved getting to know this city. Highlights include sampling goodies at the famous Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market; renting bikes and riding 8 miles along the coast & across the Golden Gate bridge into Sausalito (where we had a drink and saw a seal!); trying as many recommended restaurants as possible (Delphina Pizzeria, Mission Cheese, Barbacco); bar hopping in Mission and the Marina on Halloween weekend; walking around Castro and seeing naked old men hanging out in broad daylight; visiting UC Berkeley; riding a cable car (worth the $6 ticket)... the list goes on!!
What a vibrant, quirky and friendly city. Thank you Anna, Allison, Jerry, Paul, and Roxy for making the few days in San Fran some of the most memorable of my year, and for a wonderful (almost too wonderful ;) Halloween celebration (one of my favorite holidays!)