Urban Crusing

When in San Francisco...

daily crusing, daily life and livingOlya HillComment

San Francisco has stolen our hearts the moment we stepped off the plane at the SF airport.
The mysterious fog, absolutely gorgeous architecture, a diverse mix of cultures and hills like you've never seen before make this city unique and unforgettable. San Francisco is not a novice at being a gracious host either : there is always something interesting to do here, and many fantastic places to eat, and today we will take you to five "must-see"s while in San Francisco. And because there is always a baby either in the stroller or in my arms, all the places we take you to are child-friendly and motherhood-supportive.

1 Exploratorium at Pier 15

Something to do for everyone, from age one to whenever you decide "fun" is not something you are interested in. The impressive square footage that is stuffed with all sorts of things of the "amazing!" and "very cool!" category will keep your attention occupied for hours.



2. De Young Museum

The current collections of art from all over the world to San Francisco's own artists is stunning. Grab a set of headphones when going into a special interest exhibits and don't forget to stop by the observatory on the way out - the views of the city are stunning.

3 The Legion of Honor

If modern art is not your thing, the collections from The Legion of Honor will surely satisfy your 'art tooth'. You will need a day or two to just walk through the entire museum. Add to it that the place is extremely baby-friendly and you can't pass it by {ps: even nursing a baby is not only not a problem there, but the guides will point you into the direction of a lovely lounge place. That is impressive.



 

Being one of the largest settlements, SF Chinatown will quite literally make you feel like you've traveled a few thousand miles away from the US. Make sure to have a great camera on hand, because you will want it.

 

5 Lands End

San Francisco is probably one of the rarest cities in the world that offers a unique combination of a perfect city lifestyle and nature, where both coexist beautifully. I promise,  Land's End will take your breath away as it did for us when you see the magnificent beauty of the Big Water.



And between roaming the streets of this beautiful city, make sure to visit some of the best culinary spots of the West Coast.

1 The Ferry Building

If the word "cheese" makes you feel excited, ensure to include a Cow Girl Creamery into your "must visit" list. Very helpful workers on site will not only allow you to taste anything you like from the selection , but will recommend amazing picks that will wow you and your guests alike



2 Tony's pizza Napoletana

This very small( and "cash-only" not too long ago) place delivers results that are fantastic. Pick a slice or make a custom order-to-go if you are short on time, or book a table at the restaurant. If you go with the later, make sure to call at least 2 hours in advance.



3 Le Marais

No one can ever have too much of French food, i am convinced if it, when Le Marais is in the picture. A relatively new but an amazingly impressive cafe/bistro has already created plenty of buzz around city's neighborhoods. DO try to come before 3 pm to ensure that all you may wish to have will still be available.

4 The Clement street

For a good variety of all sorts of kitchens there is a unique section on the Clement street. Just get start walking Arguello towards the Avenues and pick whichever one seems dear to your heard ( or stomach in this matter)



5 A Happy Table

And last, but far from least, on my list of recommendations is a ... happy family table. No restaraunt and no chef , no matter how fantastic, will ever be able to create the memories you can while sitting down to the table with those you love. Those "table conversations" can never have a pricetag, but believe me , the reward is well worth it.

So, pull up a chair and join in to those you love. And to ensure that everyone's needs are taken care of today we partnered up with Stokke and Hatch Collection to give you the opportunity to win the best seat at the table (quite literally) and unique designs that would keep your growing bump in style and serve you far past the "bumpy" days too.

Simply enter below, and GOOD LUCK!



*as seen above : skirt, sweater, romper - Hatch Collection; chair - Stokke Tripp Trapp; stroller - BabyZen YoYo+; Stokke Xplory; Bugaboo Bee 3 Van Gogh Edition; boots - Lowland by Stuart Weitzman; bag- Rebecca Minkoff , Chanel, Marc Jacobs;  Evyianne is wearing June & January, Vasilisa is wearing Appaman & SoYoung lunchbox .