In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to San Francisco, CA where Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.
Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused and a true work-life balance.
So, if you find yourself on business or vacation, our local Vaconians have the top five places to Free Yourself in the Bay City.
The Ferry Building Marketplace has it all! Check out Fisherman’s Wharf to see the sea lions and enjoy a mini carnival and quaint shops at Pier 39. Explore the world at the Exploratorium! Learn about the lunar eclipse, utilize great teaching resources, view abstract artworks and see how the museum has shifted since its opening in 1969.
Catch a show at the longest running musical revue, dating more than 43 years of production. San Francisco’s hysterical pop culture musical revue is in the North Beach District which is an eccentric neighborhood rooted in Italian heritage; compiled of trattorias, coffee shops and unique-spirited bars. Explore Telegraph Hill and take a stroll down the Filbert Steps for a scenic hike to the iconic Coit Tower, to view WPA-era murals and surrounding sights.
Explore two famous San Francisco landmarks, the Cliff House and Sutro Baths. Explore the Sutro Baths’ ruins that once provided a rocky ocean pool just North of the Cliff House. There are several trails leading in and around the ruins – one that will lead you to a brilliant view of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. After hiking to the Sutro Baths, check out Lands End Lookout and Lands End Labyrinth, and then have brunch at the Cliff House’s Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet.
Explore the Mission District
The Mission District is San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood and its walls scream with culture and art (literally). Many tourists come to the neighborhood to glance upon the murals that fill the neighborhood’s building’s walls. Though founded in 1776, the neighborhood has spruced up its scene with new restaurants and art galleries. While in town, don’t miss a chance to walk through Dolores Park, to shop in Union Square, or to view the historical and life-saving Golden Fire Hydrant.
Drink an Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista
Originally a boardinghouse, the Buena Vista transformed into a saloon in 1916 and welcomed many nearby fishermen and dock workers. In 1952, owner of the Buena Vista and Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco Chronicle columnist, co-created a now world-famous Irish coffee recipe. To this day, the coffee recipe has not changed!