PERFECT PLACE: MISSION BAY.

San Francisco has so many wonderful neighborhoods to explore and with the announcement of the Warriors Stadium being built in Mission Bay, it is the newest hotspot for many. Jesse and I have spent a lot of time in Mission Bay over the last couple of years because we go to UCSF Bakar Fitness Center. It has been great to see the area change so much over the years and it is only going to continue to boom.

While many people have been making the trek there to visit the newest coffee shop, Cafe Reveille, there are a lot of great places worth exploring.

EAT & DRINK

Mission Rock Resort- They were one of the first places to open up in the area and really pioneered it for more places to come. Great seafood, waterfront views, easy parking, and meaningful details like repurposed bleachers from Cal used as exterior paneling. Great for parties (we had Jesse's holiday party here a few years ago). Whenever I have a group of 10+ I like to head to Mission Rock Resort. It's owned by the same family who own Pete's, Pedro's, and Momo's, my other go-to party spots.

Cafe Reveille- I love their Castro location but it is quite small, always busy and nearly impossible to get a table. Their food is delicious and their newest location is the perfect mix of form and function with pink tables, eye-catching tiles, and great big windows. See my previous post on the Castro location here.

The Market Hall- The area really needed a grocery store and The Market Hall delivers and then some. It's like how Whole Foods used to be- great food, intimate experience, and a wide variety of products. They also have a bar and restaurant attached to the store. Perfect to grab a bite to eat on your way to the Giants game (that's what we have done the past couple of times).

Spark Social- Love this new food truck stop! My friends are probably so annoyed because I always invite them to Off the Grid, because it's perfect for big groups. They are going to be mad at first when I invite them to another food truck experience but then very happy when they find out how great Spark Social is- great food, fire pits, big double decker bus to climb around, and porch swings. There are also turf fields behind Spark Social and you can play soccer in one of their leagues.

The Yard- I mentioned The Yard the other day but it is worth checking out on non-game days, too. They have lots of great family activities like movie nights, art exhibits, and more.

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PLAY

AT&T Park- Not exactly in Mission Bay but always a good time. I want to rent kayaks and paddle in the bay and try and catch a home run! When we went to the game last weekend we saw someone catch a home run by jumping out of their kayak. So fun!

Bike ride along 3rd Street- On sunny days it is great to park at Mission Rock and walk all the way to the ball park and pack. Remember I did this when I was in labor? 

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BIRTH

UCSF Mission Bay Betty Irene Women's Hospital: Haha! I had to include this!!! We were fortunate to have an incredible experience at UCSF and if you are looking for a hospital in San Francisco, UCSF is the place to go!

Head to Mission Bay today!

xo,