One of the most interesting parts of the museum was learning about some Asian religions and their deities, as most of the older sculptures were based on religious figures.
It probably makes sense at this point to mention that before we went to San Francisco, we each purchased a 5 Day GO Card, which gave us access to many of the attractions in the city. For us, the initial $133 was definitely worth it because once we totalled up the attractions we ended up visiting, we realized that we each saved $100 on admission prices! Not to mention that we were in Yosemite for one of the days on our card, so we actually only used it for 4 days. It's definitely something to look into if you're going to be in San Francisco, and was well worth it for us.
As it turns out, the Hop-on Hop-off bus that we ended up riding on was designed like a cable car, and was as close as we got to a cable car while we were in the city. Once we left Fisherman's Wharf, the bus took us through Little Italy, Chinatown, the Financial District, Market St, Union Square, to the Civic Centre, Haight and Ashbury, and Golden Gate Park before we hopped off to see Fort Point National Historic Site.
We were interested in visiting Fort Point because we love exploring forts, it was free, and the fort is right underneath the Golden Gate Bridge! How cool is that?!
Although we thoroughly enjoyed Fort Point, it seems to be overlooked by tourists and locals alike. When we visited, we almost had the fort to ourselves, and none of the locals we met had even heard of the place!
Once we pulled ourselves away from the beautiful vistas, we climbed back up the hill to catch the Hop-on Hop-off bus once again. The tour continued across the bridge, back again, into the Presidio and the Marina District before heading back to Fisherman's Wharf. We struggled to find some cheap food for supper but settled on Bento Boxes. That evening, we met up for drinks with some more of the people Elizabeth had met at Grad Induction. Unfortunately there was a bit of a mix up in location, but we made it in the end!
In case you missed them, here are links to our previous blog posts about this trip:
A Week in San Francisco (Part I)
Napa Valley Monday
A Week in San Francisco (Part II)
And here are the rest of the posts from our trip:
Muir Woods Friday
A Week in San Francisco (Part IV)
Finally, here are some more photos from another day in San Francisco: