Disclaimer: I know that you most likely follow me because of my DIYing…but every once in a while I need a vacation day from crafting. So when that happens, I’m going to take you with me on a little tour of my destination. This weekend: San Francisco. The stops? Only an amazing indoor mini-golf course, the best burger in America, and a few outdoor markets. Put up your feet, and enjoy your trip!Alas! I have finally completed my life’s goal. I found the Best Burger in the world! Okay…maybe not the world, but definitely in the state of California. And trust me, I have really been trying out the competition. I eat vegetables every day for lunch so that on Saturday I can eat a nice big juicy burger. And I don’t feel guilty. Ever. I put a lot of effort into earning that damn burger.
This weekend we hit up nearby San Francisco to do a few touristy things. How can I give you advice on fun things to do, if we never do them? We started Friday night with a new place in San Francisco, Urban Putt. UP is an indoor Miniature Golf Course! It’s spectacular. I surprised my husband with the trip, because of his love for anything and everything golf. This place is my husband’s dream land. Mini-golf mixed with a bar? Take him there. So I did, because of the lovely wife that I am.While I had fun at UP, our next stop was above and beyond anything I could have ever dreamed. This is where America’s Best Burger comes into play. I read an article about the best “under-the-radar” burgers in San Francisco, and bookmarked the ones I wanted to try. I just happened to be closest to Rickybobby, so off we went. If luck wasn’t on my side that day, I don’t know what was. This burger was above and BEYOND any burger I’ve ever eaten. And I love burgers. All kinds, I am not discriminatory. I usually hesitate to say “Best” burger, but in this instance, I’m going all in. It is the best I’ve had. So I am labeling it “Best Burger 2014.” Not to mention, they serve bottled Coke! And need I mention they have “sweet patatertots” – yes, they are exactly what you’re thinking. Sweet potato tater-tots. I HIGHLY suggest you take a visit. If you’d like more information, read my Yelp Review! Then follow me on Yelp too! (Have a suggestion for a MUST TRY burger? Leave a comment below on the best burger you’ve had! Any location, I must try them!)Saturday morning we took out all the tourist stops. We started with the San Francisco Flea Market (or the Treasure Island Flea for locals). I thoroughly enjoyed walking around with a Moscow Mule in my hand (see Bloody Mary Cart below) and visiting all the different shops.I have to give a little credit where credit is due. The best shop I came across was Gneiss Wood. As simple of an idea as it is, the pieces of wood are beautiful and very unique. I purchased one for a friend, and had to give them a shout-out for their creations!Da da da….And the best part of the flea market? THE FOOD TRUCKS! They are lined up surrounding one whole side of the market, and they are busy! The famous Sam’s Chowder House has a truck (and you need to SERIOUSLY try their Lobster Sandwich). There is every type of food you can think of from donuts to chicken. And the best truck of all?! A BACON truck!!! How can you beat a bacon truck? Bacon takes the bacon. See what I did there?Our next stop? The San Francisco Ferry Building for the Farmer’s Market. This market takes place every Saturday from 8am-2pm and is a must stop as a tourist in SF. Because the Ferry Building is a stop in itself, why not stop when it is hosting the market as well! We enjoyed trying various fruits and veggies (and had the BEST tomato I’ve ever eaten) at the stands. We tried food from different stands and shops and just walked around enjoying the day. The best part: People Watching (this is a serious Olympic Event in San Francisco, and the market gives you a great opportunity to practice).