I don't recommend Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. It is almost 13 bucks too see crap. Everything looks so fake and absurd. You might as well watch the free TV right outside the museum. That is all you really need. You will be totally wasting your money, it really is a tourist trap.
There is nothing bizarre about the things they show, it looks more rehearsed than anything.
This museum is truly one of the best hidden jewels in San Francisco. I have visited this museum at least one hundred imes with school, friends, and young family members. It has such a rich cultural history. There are mant restored boats and ships that I love to explore. You are able to touch the boats as well as climb into them and learn every nook amd cranny.
I introduced this museum to my little cousins and they loved learning all about boats. Sometimes we spend the day as "tourits" and check out the surrounding area as well.
The museum is right across from Ghiradelli Square. If you walk further down to Pier 39, there is always something interesting.
Its a great museum to visit, filled with fun and culture. But be sure to take public transportation because parking is almost impossible.
While walking along Mission and Howard street in San Francisco, my husband and I came across the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. I did not know one existed until I noticed the crowd outside. We decided that it would be a fun thing to do. It is really nice inside. Alot of artwork to stroll and look at. They also have many shows scheduled, but unfortunately, one was not scheduled that day. You can sit in the garden outside and have coffee and dessert at the next door bakery. Also right near the center is the meery go ride of horses, the movie theater, bowling, and a kids playground. Its a wonderful area, the center gives the area a real flare.
I did not go to the Wak Shack for the the cultural decor. Its a funky little hair salon on Haight Street. However, everyone is really down to earth and friendly. The receptionist, Cat, is really friendly and will always find time to squeeze you in. I cut my hair with Filomena a few times. I have to say that she is terrific. The only reason that I don't go to her often is because of the price. Her cuts run $85 which is a little too much for me. But when I have the money to splurge, she is the one for me.
I do tell her that I can't always afford the expensive cut, and she tells me to that whenever I can, her door is always open and she will make room for me.
If you have the cash, they will give you great service. I also heard that the eyebrow wax is great here, but I never tried it yet. They also offer soothing facials.
I went with one of my friends to Moxie's for a haircut. My friend has very curly hair and its hard for her to find someone to cut it. Another friend recommended Ally so we decided. The salon has a really nice decor to it. Its very inviting. We were quickly offered something cold to drink. And mu friend did not have to wait a long time.
Ally did a really great job. She let me listen in on their converstaion. She gave my friend suggestions on the type of haircut that would best suit her. But she let my friend ultimately decide. And she even gave her tips on how to take care of her hair at home. She included some freebie samples too. Overall, we were very impressed with Ally. And her prices are reasonable too.
The only downfall is the parking. There is none!
One of my friends recommened Rosa as a great colorist at Sublime on California. I do not usually get highlights, but I wanted someone good because it was for a special occasion. Rosa did a great job. She listened to what I wanted and we discussed everything before she started. My highlights looked really natural. She was not on the crazy expensive side, but it was a little pricy. But she was well worth it. Not many people really know how to do good highlights, but you can never go wrong with Rosa. She was great.
Located off nineteenth avenue in San Francisco, this is one of the smaller churches in the city, but it makes up for it in charm. All the parish members are very friendly, open, and inviting. They are always very excited when new people attend mass on Sunday at 10:00am. And Father Steve is one of the most down to earth priests that I know. His homilies are always related to real life situations. And he is not afraid to make jokes during mass to lighten the mood.I would really recommend visiting this church. They also always have events planned that let people get to know one another. Also they make a huge deal out of everyone's birthday, so its really nice. One great big happily family that always invites newcomers to join.
This is one of my favorite churches in San Francisco. It is situated "high on a hill" so it reminds me of a castle. The building has a beautiful architectural feel. Inside is absolutely amazing, with cathedral ceilings and huge stained glass windows. When the light shines through, it is absolutely amazing.There are services on Sundays at different times so its very convenient. The pastor is very welcoming and warm. There are many regular parish members as well as tourists that attend mass. Parking is very difficult but there is a neighborhood garage across the street. You can also make an adventure of it by riding the cable car.
My sister graduated from Mercy high school and their graduation ceremony was held at Holy Names church. This was the first time I entered the church. It is a beautiful building that fits at least 300-320 people. The isles are very roomy and the church has "theater" seating, meaning the pews are at an angle so that wherever you sit, you can see the alter.The building is well maintained, however there is only street parking. What attracted me to this church was one prayer area with Jesus and Mary. You can kneel and pray or just light a candle.
I wanted to have my wedding at Saint Cecilia Catholic church even though I was not part of the parish. It is a beautiful church located on 17th Ave. Parking facilities are very narrow, so it is very dangerous to park in this area. The church is well maintained, with high ceilings and a beautiful gold trimmed alter.Many people are part of this parish. Everyone is very friendly, having known each other for years. The church is also associated with the middle school next door. I was not pleased with the pastor. I asked him about a wedding venue at the church and he was very rude and abrupt. I really took me by surprise. He told me that I had to be a parish member for at least a year. I have no problem with that information, but it was the rude way that he said it to me. It was disappointing.