One of my favorite places on the planet, in addition to Paris, is San Francisco. The art, the music, and the cuisine can rival just about any city. But when you add the thrill of riding a cable car up and down the steep hills, or gliding through the waves with the cool breeze in your sails, glancing back over the breath-taking city waterfront – I’d say only a few cities in the world can compare.
I lived and worked in the City by the Bay for many years, but five years ago I moved away and have missed it ever since. As you can imagine, the song I left my Heart in San Francisco rings especially true for me.
I’ll move back one day, but for now I just visit as often as I can, and dream of the beautiful fog flowing through the golden gate.
As a music lover, here are some songs I listen to whenever I’m feeling a little home sick.
San Francisco Blues ~ Peggy Lee
(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay ~ Otis Redding
San FranciscoBay Blues ~ Eric Clapton
San Francisco Days ~ Chris Isaak
San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) ~ Scott McKenzie
San Francisco ~ The Wheepies
Grace Cathedral Hill ~ The Decemberists
Lights ~ Journey
Fake Tales of San Francisco ~ Arctic Monkeys
San Francisco Nights ~ Eric Burdon & The Animals
And of course…