Goin’ Back to Cali

We’re planning a trip to California next month and so far, San Fransisco is beating Los Angeles. Maybe you can help us decide where to go (keep in mind we have a 10-month old babe!).

Things to do in the San Fransisco area:

Heart of the City Farmer’s Market
Ferry Building Farmer’s Market
North Beach
Greens Restaurant
Zuni Cafe
Mara’s Italian Pastry
Stella Pastry Cafe

Chez Panisse Cafe
Napa Valley
Sonoma Valley

Things to do in Los Angeles:

Getty Museum
Kogi Korean Barbeque Taco Truck
Cannoli Kings
Eagle Rock Italian Bakery and Deli
Farmer’s Market, 3rd and Fairfax
Mann’s Chinese Theater
Motion Picture Hall of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame

Any suggestions?


  1. Jennifer Cote says

    Well, if you find yourself north of Berkeley (in the little-known Bay area region of “Pinole”), stop by our deli (The New Deli), especially if you like homemade and vegetarian food!
    But if you do, introduce yourself to me. It’d be fun!

  2. Sue says

    I’m an east coaster and I NEVER thought I’d like California, but I LOVE it – north AND south. But strangely enough, I don’t love San Francisco. Napa, Sonoma, Berkeley, Oakland are all great, amazing even, but San Francisco just didn’t do it for me. The food is great, though. The thing I probably dislike about it the most are the hills. They are UNBELIEVABLE. I can’t even imagine taking a stroller UP those hills, much less down. And the cable cars are frightening and seem really unsafe to me. Definitely stay at the BOTTOM of the hills, not the top. But I do think that’s just me. Most people love San Francisco. And Alcatraz is incredible, but your baby may not appreciate it.

    BTW, if you decide on Los Angeles, Griffith Park is amazing. And don’t forget the La Brea Tar Pits and its Page Museum, which is right next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    AND when your 10 month old is a bit older, San Diego is the BEST place for kids.

  3. Kblood says

    In San Francisco, don’t miss Tartine Bakery (http://www.tartinebakery.com/) which is casual and you can sit outdoors on a sunny day. Just next door is Pizzeria Delfina (http://www.pizzeriadelfina.com/) which is also kid friendly. Next to that is adorable Bi-Rite Market (http://www.biritemarket.com/) and down at the end of the block they have an ice cream shop: http://biritecreamery.com/. Across the street from that is a nice park with lots of families and kids.

  4. Eboni says

    For great Cuban food, visit Versailles Restaurant at 10319 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310)558-3168. If you want great chicken and waffles go to Roscoe’s at 514 N Gower St Hollywood, CA 90028
    (323) 466-7453. Both are family restaurants with affordable prices. There are many locations Roscoe’s.

  5. DJ Karma says

    In SF, Millenium restaurant has received quite a bit of attention from reading Vegnews mag… Also Madeline Bistro in LA area.

  6. nikki says

    Thanks everyone for the feedback! We’re still debating whether to go north or south – both would be great, but that trip will have to wait until babe is older.

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