I don't always go to San Francisco, but when I do... I like to visit the Saloon in North Beach where the vibe is fierce and the blues are a-jumpin'! Established in 1861, it's the oldest bar in SF and even survived the great earthquake of 1906. We had some drinks and danced as Lisa Kindred (a fixture from the SF 1960s music scene who is still singing strong) and her band made some beautiful, soulful music together. We explored Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury and Telegraph Hill (where there is an awesome colony of colorful feral parrots near Coit tower). One of my favorite cities.