Tuesday, August 22

San Francisco // Golden Gate Park, Park Chow & California Academy of Sciences

On our second day in San Francisco, we spent most of our day at Golden Gate Park. I have been to San Francisco many times but never to Golden Gate Park and I absolutely loved it. Golden Gate Park is a large urban park, home to De Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences and Japanese Tea Garden. It is a great place if you need a timeout from the city bustle and hordes of tourists.

Koret Children's Quarter is a wonderful park for kids of all ages - the young and the young at heart. There was a mobile library and a lady was reading stories to children (and their nannies) out in the middle of the park. Such life!

Within a block from Golden Gate Park, we made a pitstop at Park Chow for lunch. Established in 1997, Park Chow offers healthy and hearty food everyone could enjoy. Apparently, everything on the menu is sourced from local farms. We had the Cobb salad, mushroom & sausage pizza, pot roast and ginger cake. All the dishes were good, not great (not quite sure how they earned one Michelin Star). The highlight of the meal was undoubtedly the ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream and caramel drizzle. 

We spent our afternoon at the Academy of Sciences and it was pretty darn amazing! It is a natural history museum and one of the largest museums of natural history in the world. Ok, it's still pretty touristy and busy but definitely worth it! When we were there, there was a special exhibition going on, featuring pteradons, which was way cool as the boys are currently into dinosaurs. Oh, we met Claude, the albino alligator, who was just doing his thang and way too cool to hang with any of us.

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