Spending a week of vacation in San Francisco was a dream come true.
As a huge fan of the sixties movement and music, I’ve always wanted to explore the City by the Bay.
I took a tour of steep and crooked Lombard Street and wandered around the neighborhoods of North Beach, the Castro and the Mission. I couldn’t wait to stand on the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets, which is where the 1960s flower power originated. I was impressed with the colorful Victorian houses, amazing restaurants and little boutiques. There are tattoo parlors, piercing parlors and unique clothing shops along Upper Haight. Downhill on Haight Street are music shops selling vinyl records, consignment stores selling vintage clothing and dive bars. I made sure to look up the former Grateful Dead house at 710 Ashbury Street and the former Jefferson Airplane house at 2400 Fulton street. However, they are private residences now and not available for touring. A highlight of my trip was a stop at some of the local cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco. I was surprised by how big, modern and high-end these shops are. They carry a huge selection of products. There are dozens of strains of smokable flower and pre-rolls. I found an amazing variety of disposable and refillable vape pens. The tinctures were especially tempting because they are so compact, portable and discreet. I like the convenience of the included dropper for dosing. Waxes, shatter, diamonds and live sauce were just some of the impressive array of concentrates. I bought a few gummies and some chocolate bars on my first stop at the dispensary. I went back two days later to try out the cookies and beverages.