After purchasing our day passes via the Caltrain app, we arrived at the San Jose Diridon station for our train to San Francisco. Once we arrived in the city, we took the Muni bus to Cole Street, a station right by the Haight-Ashbury area.
We grabbed a quick bite at Crepes on Cole before walking a few blocks down to the Haight.
As soon as we stepped onto the main strip, we spotted two men with nothing but tinfoil on their manhood. Yep, this is San Francisco, I thought to myself. In San Francisco, you can’t get arrested for nudity if it’s for the reason of art through self-expression. That’s the beauty of it. After fleeing to the opposite side of the street, we ducked into a healing crystals shop. However, we realized that we were perfectly healthy and that we had nothing to heal, so we headed next door and thrifted in Buffalo Exchange.
The city just has such a unique beauty. Whether it’s sidestepping the giant turd on the sidewalk or guessing if the wet spot is pee or sewer, you never know what it will throw at you next. However, you’re guaranteed to come across some neat graffiti art and colorful buildings.
Of course, no trip to the Haight is complete without a scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.
On our way to the Uber, we witnessed a fist fight in the street. The people here are different. They’re passionate. They have a fire burning within them. I’m sure if I lived in this city long enough, I wouldn’t be afraid of anything but high rent. Our Uber dropped us off at our final stop, Crissy Field, which offered a beautiful view of the iconic bridge.