Lives in Mijas, Spain
Since Jan. 2009
65+ year old female
I am an American married to a British Citizen we live and worked for years in Spain and are now retired in Southern Spain. We love to travel and see the National Parks and places by the sea and also the mountains. Have traveled extensively in the Western US and take many day trips and short trips in Spain, Portugal and England. Love to see new places and mix with the local people. We now look for places that I can cook at the location and live normally and cheaply so we can travel more.
Bodies of Water
Jogging Paths & Tracks, Historic Walking Areas
Historic Sites, Military Bases & Facilities, Lighthouses
National Parks, Military Bases & Facilities, Parks, Historic Sites
Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Walking Areas
Piers & Boardwalks
Islands, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites, National Parks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Observation Decks & Towers, Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Mountains, Neighbourhoods, Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas
Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Lookouts, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers, Historic Walking Areas
Arenas & Stadiums
Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Theatres, Architectural Buildings
Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Missions, Sacred & Religious Sites
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Blues Clubs & Bars
Good location, walking distance to many locations, public transportation available, free parking. Friendly staff, helpful and easy to get in and out of to all areas of SF and Marin County.
The bay is beautiful with sunshine or fog, morning, day or night. Different views from everywhere walking, biking,on the water.
A world wide Icon and unique to San Francisco. No matter how many times you see it and from anywhere it is San Francisco.
Varied walking paths with a view....morning jog or just a power walk with a view!
History and interesting walking through under the bridge. Views are different also.
Part of San Francisco History. Built for the World Fair. Relaxing walk, lunch or just chilling and relaxing.
This military base has been redone and resurrected into a lovely site with restaurants, parks, museums and loads of history.
This is one of the new museum built as part of the Presidio and a break for the kids of something to enjoy.
A part of San Francisco Culture for 40 years. A good fun night out for everyone. Light entertainment and humor.
A little bit of everything for the tourists. However there are some good restaurants that the locals enjoy also. Part of SF history although now more for tourists.
We had great food here. The Crab Cioppino was great. The meat was good. Open late so great after going to the theater or a show.
As a local I tend to only take people here or use it as a source for starting the on off bus tour. The sea lion the end of the pier are interesting and noisy. Shops and to me mainly a source for tourism. Christmas nice decoration and tree set up. Good meeting place.
The new bridge is interesting. Go to the Embarcadero building preferably on Saturday Farmers Market sit on the pier under and next to the bridge. Great place to take the ferry and see Alcatraz and enjoy the bay from the water. Sample the goodies at the market, buy, coffee and a day trip. Enjoyable time out in the city on a beautiful day.
If interested this is a good trip to see first hand the prison and how barren cold and miserable it was. I like taking the ferry to Marin which comes close to the island in both directions. A part of San Francisco and US history.
A unique street and beauty spot of San Francisco. The crookist street in the world. The rest of Lombard street skirts a lot of the different areas of the Marina with hotels and restaurants in the area.
The original Main Street of SF. Big departments stores, banks and off each street to different areas. Start of the cable cars, Bart stations.
San Francisco has one of the complex Chinese Communities and self sufficient. There are a number of parts of Chinatown, the tourist street Grant Ave and then off to the parts that the people live and good Chinese restaurants and culture.
New San Francisco and the modern additions. The Embarcadero is great for the Farmers Market and trips on the ferry, views and a central source to plan from.
One of the barriers of SF. Old Victorians houses and mixed races, Japanese restaurants and various ethnic areas.
A landmark of the San Francisco skyline seen from the warf or the hills. The highlight of the area and of course on the top of the hill.
This area is well known for its history but remains to bring tourists and locals to its shops, art and restaurants. Fun area even if just driving through or seeing it from the tour bus.
Historic area of San Francisco sitting on top of the city with great lookouts and views.
An interesting Architectural building and pleasant surroundings in the middle of the city. Seen on the bus tour...
One of the hills above the city with spectacular views and walking area of another historic area of the city.
A working museum to see how the Cable Cars operate and actual seeing their workings and the museum. Combine with a walk of Chinatown. Interesting if interested in seeing how things work.
Home of the San Francisco Giants and right downtown San Francisco and on the bay. See a game if possible while there....! Champions..!
One of the oldest and finest neighborhoods of San Francisco. Great buildings to see.
A neighborhood of Spanish and Mexican roots. Restaurants, shops, art, shopping. Fun to take the bart and walk around the area. Continue on to Castro, and Mission Dolores, Noe Valley and the F car to Embarcadero.
Looking for night life see what is going in North Beach. Another neighborhood of the city to experience.
An Historical Building in San Francisco and a major part of the culture of the city. Interesting building and even better to see and opera or performance inside the building
A unique building structure in San Francisco. The first to go more then 9 floors for earthquake reasons. It sits above all the downtown area and now a recognized building of the San Francisco skyline.
San Francisco Cable Cars are a historical part of the city. Many years ago they were used for transport from one part of the city to another up and down the hills now they are a must for tourists. Miss the days when just a transfer from another trolley took you to the warf or any part of the city the Cable Cars go.
Castro is a very old part of the city that was taken over by the Gay community and became a center for them but in later years families have moved back to the area. It is colorful, unique shops, restaurants. Start of the f trolley to Embarcadero and Fisherman's Warf.
One of the Missions set up along California when Father Juniper Sierra set up the Missions one day horse ride apart. Interesting historical building and church.
Another of the neighborhood in San Francisco seen from Castro Area. Interesting buildings to see.
A park that has something for everyone and most activities you can think of. Includes the Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum, and Japanese Tea Gardens.
This building was completely redesigned and built after the 1989 earthquake. The building itself is interesting how they included light, natural roof, solar panels built in, good view of park from the roof. The Planetarium shows are spectacular. The academy is now set up more as a learning center and reference material available and lectures. The Aquarium is interesting but I think I liked the old one....not as good as Lisbon. Well worth the visit and a good cafeteria and place to eat.
A must if you have never been through the gardens and a stop for tea in the park....
The de Young Museum was also completely rebuilt after the 1989 earthquake where the building was damaged and a lot of the exhibitions. The de Young is a major art museum and often houses special exhibits which all have been worthwhile to go to and wait to see.
This venue had good jazz and blues. We ate elsewhere and went for the minimum drink charge. The show was great and we met the artists and talk to them after. Enjoyable night out.
Open late and near the Coventry Motor Inn and most of the motel/hotels in the Marina district. We went after the show and had a really good dinner. Intimate lighting and cocktails perfect end to a busy day.
This is a 49 Mile Drive through all the Scenic parts of San Francisco. It is interesting if you only do part of it or all of it.
An Art Museum on the 40 mile route. Many special art shows are shown here.
Hiking trails and great views of the bridge, bay and ocean
On the rare San Francisco good weather day a place to hang out at the beach with a view of the bridge!
Sea Cliff is one of the upper class neighborhoods and interesting driving through and seeing the buildings.
The beach in San Francisco that goes the length of the great Highway. Nice for hanging out and walking on the foggy not great days or enjoying the beach on a sunny day or just hanging out with friends for a picnic on the beach.
Sitting on the edge of the world is the World Famous Cliff house. A restaurant if you want to eat but a good area to park for the views of the pacific and the sea lions and the islands.
A few hours for the kids....tour...beach...and the zoo. We spent many happy hours wandering this zoo.
This is one of the original restaurants in San Francisco. The crab and prawns were spectacular. We had a fun night out and great food.