I grew up in a town 90 miles south of San Francisco called Watsonville.  Whenever my family wanted to do something special, we'd go to "The City" to see stage shows, concerts and sporting events, go Christmas shopping and enjoy great dining.  I always thought I'd live there, but as the years went on, I realized that I couldn't and probably never will, because it's one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

Of course, that doesn't mean I don't like to visit.  It's actually preferable to living there.  Since I go to San Francisco at least twice a year because family is still there, it's home to me.  As such, I have my favorite places to visit and to eat.  I go into each of these in more detail in this episode.

My top 5 favorite places

Marina Green to Fort Point
Oracle Park
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Golden Gate Park and Lands’ End 
Marin Headlands 

My top 5 favorite restaurants

Yank Sing
Any restaurant in Japan Center
La Taqueria

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