After we left Alcatraz Island, the fog lifted and revealed the brilliant blue sky We walked the Embarcadero towards Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, and on to Ghirardelli Square.
We hiked to the top of Beech Street then wandered over to Lombard Street.
What a view looking down over the city and out to the bay!
In addition to the view from the top of this famous crooked street, I was surprised to discover
the gorgeous homes and the lush yards
overflowing with colorful flowers that run along the eight hairpin turns.
Since we had just walked UP Beech Street, we were grateful to walk DOWN here.
Not far from Lombard Street is San Francisco's Chinatown.
I was tickled by the name of this little playground tucked in between buildings.
R and G Lounge in Chinatown offered this tasty (and huge) Salt and Pepper Dungeness Crab.
Here is the front of Grace Cathedral, the third largest Episcopal cathedral and
the fifth largest Gothic-style cathedral in the United States.
While we arrived too late in the day to tour inside, I was able to walk the outside labyrinth.
It seemed liked the perfect way to end our last day in this wonderful city.