Girls Weekend in San Francisco

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Although I was born and raised in San Francisco, my college roommates and I decided to choose this city as the location for our reunion weekend in January. At Chico State, the 13 of us lived in a house known as the “Dollhouse”. We were always known to have a good time in college and I wanted to make sure that everyone would enjoy the weekend (Some roommates pictured below)

Most of them still live in the bay area and weren’t really interested in “seeing the city” but we did work in some fun tourist-y activities and plenty of eating and drinking.

It is very difficult to find restaurants that take reservations for 13 on Friday & Saturday night. Stock in Trade takes reservations online and has plenty of room for big parties. They have an awesome Happy Hour Menu – $5 glasses of wine, $3 tap & bottled beers, and small bites for under $6. After dinner, this restaurant turns into a very popular bar destination for locals and out of towners. (Did I mention they have a Bocce Ball Court??)

(Photo cred: Urban Daddy)

After our happy hour, we headed out on a bar crawl through the Marina. The Marina is typically crawling with young professionals just beginning their weekend binge. Popular bars are Stock in Trade, Bar None, Bus Stop, Eastside West, Silver Cloud and Tipsy Pig. (All of which are in walking distance from each other!)

Our group opted out of brunch on Saturday Morning (we knew that we would get too full and drunk to enjoy our planned activities). Instead, a few of us headed to Noah’s Bagel and grabbed some bottles of champagne for a cheap and easy breakfast while getting ready.

Next, we headed to our most anticipated activity of the weekend – a wine cruise in the bay! It was expected to rain and although the boat has an indoor cabin with plenty of windows, we were hoping for a clear day. Our prayers were answered! We had sunny skies and it wasn’t too cold out.

We had the most INCREDIBLE TIME ! I would definitely recommend this tour to anybody (even native San Franciscans!!) Melissa, the owner, was so sweet and happy to pour us multiple glasses of wine! Bobby (crew member) was helpful in taking about 50 pictures for us (which we know can get SO annoying!)

The Company: San Francisco Bay Boat Cruise

The Tour: 90-Minute Wine Therapy Tour ($65) – I would probably do the longer tour next time!

We had planned on eating dinner at Sabrosa that night but due to all the fun we had (wine we drank) we needed a little power nap before the night out! They do take reservations online and I heard that they have an delicious menu.

Later on Saturday night when we all met up again for a Karaoke night at Silver Cloud! Some friends of mine from High School bought the Silver Cloud a few years back and have completely transformed it. Not only do they have an wonderful menu but a great selection of beers & wine and who doesn’t love karaoke?!

(Photo Cred: Yelper – Palmer “PalmerKartney” K.)

On our final day of the weekend, we headed to The Brixton for brunch and were completely disappointed.  We had a food allergy in the group (Avocado) and the server brought out the meal 3 times with the avocado on it. I could not eat more than 2 bites of my scramble (it had the weirdest taste) and another diner got an english muffin that was completely black. I usually never complain about brunch (it’s my favorite meal of the day) but, if I had the chance to redo this morning I would have headed to the Silver Cloud for brunch (their menu looks BOMB). Oh well, we still had a blast catching up and talking about our amazing weekend!

Well there you have it, a fun girls weekend in San Francisco!


  1. When you grow up in a place, or live there for a long time, you tend to take the “touristy” places for granted and don’t visit them! So going home gives you an opportunity to take them in. It’s good that you girls had a good time. I’m sure you’ll find more great things you neglected in SF for your next reunion.

    1. Exactly! I definitely took the touristy places for granted and would never have thought to do the boat cruise but SO glad I did! Thanks for the comment!

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