Trip Report – San Francisco Day 3

You can read Day 1 here and Day 2 here.

Day 3

This was our last day aka check-out day so we were ready by 9:30 AM. Since our return flight wasn’t until the evening, we checked out of the hotel and left our luggage with the bell desk.

Ferry Building / Palace of Fine Arts / Golden Gate Bridge

It was about a 25-minute walk to the Ferry Building. Since I only had coffee this morning, I was quite hungry by the time we arrived. There were quite a number of dining options in the ferry marketplace but we had our eyes set on Top Chef’s Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen. We waited a little bit before the restaurant opened so we took this as a great opportunity to take some photos outside where Pier 1 and 2 were.

Ferry Building
Ferry Building
View of the Oakland-San Francisco bridge
View of the Oakland-San Francisco bridge

Cable Car in San Francsico
Cable Car

Sorry for the lack of food picture – it did not turn out as delicious as I had hoped and the serving size was quite small for its price.

Recall the complementary PresidioGo shuttle we took the day before? We managed to catch it again right outside of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco bringing us to the entrance of Presidio. We then took another short 10-minute walk to the Palace of Fine Arts.

The walk to the Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts

It was about noon at this time and since we had another 3 hours before we were due for check-in, we decided to take a longer but scenic walk to the Golden Gate Bridge. The walk was just shy of an hour (not counting the time for photos) and trust me, the view was well worth it.

Tip: I would recommend renting a bike for this route too as it had a designated bike lane.

Golden Gate Bridge


We both love the beautiful architecture this city offers and wish our stay was longer. Next time, we will definitely rent a bike to tour the city and to cross the bridge. I was also disappointed that we did not get to visit Alcatraz Prison this time as it was fully booked. It is recommended that you book at least two months in advance. However, I would probably just book as soon as your trip is confirmed.

I hope our itinerary helps with your planning to this beautiful city. Until next time, SF 🌉🏘️