Have you been to San Francisco?
I was very fortunate to visit San Francisco with my mum this past October – it was an experience of a lifetime! And let me tell you, I was not disappointed, it’s truly an awe-inspiring city. From it’s stunning landscapes and grand architecture like the golden gate bridge, to it’s funky street art and coffee shops, San Francisco has so much to offer. Although it may be pricey, there are tons of budget friendly options in this memorable city.
Arrival at SFO and our transfer to Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gates. The resort itself was amazing, but the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from our room was just beautiful.
One of my favourite parts of the stay at Cavallo Point, besides the wonderful scenery, was the hour aromatherapy massage we booked. The spa area was gorgeous and they even served scrumptious snacks and appetizers.
After lunch, me and my mum when for a hike around the area and took some striking photos of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.
Around 7:00pm our group went out to Casa Medrona for a delicious dinner. It was right by the Bay and I don’t even have words to describe how picturesque it was so I’ll let the photos do the storytelling.
We had breakfast at the Murry Circle Restaurant which was part of the resort and then transferred to our other hotel in the city core on a tour bus. It was lots of fun and I learned so many interesting facts about the history of San Francisco & the Golden Gate Bridge.
I was so excited to stay at the W Hotel because it was fairly close to everything in the city but we were also right next door to the SF Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
After settling down in our rooms we were out and about again – this time for lunch we went yachting on the San Francisco Bay and it was an experience of a lifetime.
Next, we hopped onto one of the historic F line streetcars and went down to Fisherman’s Wharf.
The famous fishing fleets, souvenir shops in the waterfront marketplace and historic ships add to the atmosphere that makes Fisherman’s Wharf one of the most popular places in San Francisco.
Another reason I loved about Fisherman’s Wharf was Pier 39, it’s a great place to take the whole family as well. It features scenic views, sea lion sightings and a ton of eating options.
It was such a tiring day that when we had the evening to ourselves, me and my mum just ordered in-room dining and watched 2 movies. W Hotel has the best cheesecake ever!
This was our last day in San Francisco, but we still had lots of things planned to do and places to visit.
After breakfast around 10:30am we went down to Pier 33, took the boat cruise to the island and did the audio tour of Alcatraz Prison. I would highly recommend doing the audio tour, it was really cool listening to all the people in the tour speak about themselves or in the persons voice.
Got back to the hotel around 1pm so we decided to go to the San Francisco MOMA (free for anyone under 18). They also have a really cute café where you can sit and eat, so we had our lunch there. Later in the day we walked around the city and went to Union Square for a bit of shopping.
The last dinner in San Francisco was personally my favourite. We got to ride on a national historic landmark – a cable car, to our restaurant the EPIC Steak.
The view at the EPIC steak was amazing and the food was excellent!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to visit any second-hand bookshops but I definitely will next time.
Have you been to San Francisco? What are you most looking forward to seeing in San Francisco when you visit?