San Francisco

[San Francisco] Fort Funston (ie. Dog's Disneyland)

Who: Humans who like to hike + dogs who love nature/play
What: They say Fort Funston is "Dog's Disneyland." IT'S TRUE.
Where: Fort Funston, San Francisco, California 94101. There is a huge parking lot off of Skyline Blvd. There is a sign that tells you where to go and where to park.
Why: If you love your dog, you must bring him/her here! Your dog will be super happy and therefore make you happy. What used to be a military fort has now become a popular off-leash dog park and beach with a ton of trails. You can stroll on the various trails, meander on the beach, and hike along the cliffs. It is the only park in the GGNRA (Golden Gate National Recreation area) that allows off-leash dogs.

There are typically HUNDREDS (yes I know) of friendly, well-behaved dogs for your dog to play and socialize with.

My dog is normally very happy. But never have I seen him THIS happy. If you love your dog, bring him/her here and he/she will have the best time!

Being next to the Pacific, it can get very windy and cold. Bring a jacket!

Love at first sight with the Ocean!

Love at first sight with the Ocean!

[NorCal] Gott's Roadside

Categories: Burgers, American, Diner
Address: 933 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 (there are two other locations, one in Napa Valley and another in San Francisco)
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am- 9pm
Date visited: November 2012
Price:  $10-20
Verdict: I've been dreaming about their burgers and milkshakes ever since I visited. Enough said? 



    • Great for both a quick sit-down or to-go meal
    • Made-to-order gourmet fast food with "boutique ingredients" 
    • Outstanding assortment of specialized burgers, sandwiches, french fries, hot dogs and beverages catering to different tastes (please put your diet aside, as all of them will be equally delicious but sinful) 
    • PERFECT toasted egg buns that give the burgers that extra push!
    • Fantastic sweet potato fries
    • Amazing milkshakes (not to miss!) The most popular (and rightfully so) seems to be the Black & White (chocolate/vanilla) smoothie. 
    • Offers seafood options (eg. Ahi Poke Crispy Tacos, Ahi Tuna Burger) 
    • Additional seasonal menu with excellent specials (eg. “Seoul” pork burger with     kimchi)
    • Kids-friendly, with kids menu available


    • Outdoor seating only (for the St. Helena location), so it may get chilly at night!
    • Limited seats