Hope you all are having a good week. I’m still on vacation so my week is pretty fantastic. I’ve been sharing snapshots of our trip on social media but I have way more pictures and fun stuff to share. Today’s post is all about our adventures in San Francisco. It’s such a beautiful place, and I was in love with practically every house I saw. They’re just so pretty, I still can’t get over it. I loved them so much, I forgot to take pictures.
We stayed in a cute little town called Burlingame, because we can’t be around all that San Francisco traffic and noise for too long. Burlingame is right by the airport and we took morning walks along the bay and watched airplanes come and go. My husband wanted to be a pilot when he was little so he’s kind of a huge nerd when it comes to airplanes.
We had breakfast every morning at a cute little cafe called Le Croissant, their croissant sandwiches are amazing. They also have some pretty amazing restaurants, sadly we couldn’t try all of them. Our favorite was the Mediterranean Cafe. We also enjoyed stopping by this awesome juice stand at the farmers market.
But enough about Burlingame, this post is about San Francisco after all.
We visited Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Warf on the first day. A word of advice if you go there, figure out your route beforehand to avoid some very serious hills, especially if you have a diesel car. We aren’t used to hills like that, and our car would start to roll back everytime we stopped, which was every 30 seconds.
We had some calamari at the #2 stand on Fisherman’s Warf and it was pretty amazing, you really can’t go wrong with any food joint in San Francisco.
Then we took a boat tour that goes to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz prison, so that was pretty fun. Also the captain is one of the funniest guys, if you’re there you’ve gotta do the tour. It only costs $15 per person and takes about an hour. One awesome thing about it is that you get to be right under the Golden Gate Bridge, and not many people can say they’ve been there.
The piers are full of people and you have to do a lot of walking, but it’s a fun place and you’ve got to do it at least once.
We also drove up to the Golden Gate Bridge and walked about halfway down it, so now we can officially say that we’ve stood on top of it and underneath it. We saw a lot of people walking, running, and biking, and we realized how fit everyone there is. How cool would it be to have such beautiful sights to exercise at?
Another place we wanted to visit was Chinatown, since San Francisco has one of the best ones. Getting there was much easier since I researched the route this time. Chinatown was another day spent walking around and visiting different places. We made sure to visit Red Blossom Tea (our favorite tea company) and try out some new teas. It was also great to buy some tea without paying for shipping.
On our last day in San Francisco we visited Union Square. There are so many stores there, and of course it’s full of people. By the last day we were pretty tired of being around so much people. We had some coffee and macarons in the shopping center at Union Square and headed out of San Francisco.
Hope you guys enjoyed the post, stay tuned for more updates of our trip.