Hey guys! I’m excited to announce a new series I’m starting today called Sites and Bites. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while and thought with my sister staying with us this summer it would be perfect timing to explore together! Every week I’ll be sharing a favorite San Francisco site paired with a nearby spot to grab a bite. I’ve never done much local travel on this blog so I’m really excited to give you a peak into this incredible city.
Sutro Baths is this amazing wild area on the western edge of San Francisco along the ocean cliffs next to Lands End, which is a series of trails on the cliffs. You can read about the history of the Sutro Baths here. It’s the remains of a huge bath house that was popular around the turn of the century (oh boy, I wish it was still around. This picture is incredible!). It’s perfect for an evening walk with lots to explore like caves (my favorite!), walkways along Lands End and jagged cliff rocks. They also just opened up a new visitor’s center which is beautiful. You almost forget you live in the city exploring this area! It’s so peaceful and wild.
Sutro Baths areas can get a little chilly, so the perfect bite would be a few blocks away at Shanghai Dumpling King on Balboa and 34th with delicious soup dumplings (called Shanghai soup dumplings on the menu). $5.50 gets you a large basket of dumplings to share. I’ve never been a huge fan of steamed dumpling until I tried these! Also, promise me you will try the egg puffs if they are straight out of the oven (fryer?). Think sweet, melt in your mouth eggy popover. Just incredible!
Keep reading to see where to find them on a map and a few more photos from Sutro Baths and Shanghai Dumpling King!