Exploring San Francisco
Hi my angels!
Just checking in from San Francisco. I’m still in bed, waiting for everyone to wake up, as we speak. I could seriously go for a cup of coffee right about now…
This vacation is such a dream come true. I’ve never been to California before, let alone the beautiful city of San Francisco. So you bet I was excited, when I got off the plane Thursday night. Friday Edward and I had planned I whole day of exploring San Francisco, just the two of us. It was the most magical day ever. We set off from Antioch (where we’re staying with his family) about 10AM for the one hour drive to San Francisco. I had prepared two cups of coffee and a croissant to share (taking my co-driver role very seriously!).
We decided the first thing to head to was the Painted Ladies. Such beautiful Victorian-style houses places right next to each other like were they one big family. Edward told me the reason why they have become such an attraction is the fact that they all hold seven different painting styles. As a true Full House fan I was also very excited to see the view over the hill and hang out in the park like they do in the intro to this 80’s show. Any other fans out there?
After the Painted Ladies we headed towards the real Full House (only wrong thing is the door now being the wrong color, but I’ll take it). Again, you would think Edward is some secret San Francisco guide, because he randomly spoke facts about the different places that I had never known. He told me that apparently the director of Full House has now bought back the house. He was sad about the idea of it just being there, and now wants to open it up to the public. To say I’m excited is an understatement.
Next stop was Lombard St. I had been told (and seen a few photos on Pinterest) that it’s a whole art piece in itself. I have no idea why it’s made, but this hilly one-block street has eight hairpin turns making it the crookedest street in the world. Pretty crazy. We decided to park above it and walk down to explore the street. You can also drive down, if you dare!
A must-see for us was definitely the Golden Gate Bridge, so after walking up Lombard St. (a pretty good workout), we started the car and headed to the water. San Francisco is so interesting when it comes to the weather… we had been sweaty walking around the city, but up by the bridge it was misty and the fog was thick. This also meant no sight of the bridge unfortunately, so we decided to walk it instead. Service info: the bridge is 1.7 miles long.
It was pretty damn cold and windy, and theres no extra fence monst of the way, so it definitely took some extra strength for me to do it. I’m so scared of heights, and found myself getting pretty nauseous when getting too close to that small fence. But I did it. We did it. And afterwards celebrated with a good cup of coffee.
And that was an end to a romantic day out with my love. We definitely explored way more because we were driving everywhere, so I recommend renting a car if you don’t have a lot of time! And just a few more recommendations to end with;
Dinner: we ate dinner at Fog Harbor Fish House, which was an amazing three-course seafood dinner. This restaurant is located on Pier 39 where you afterwards can take a stroll and say hi to the sea lions.
Hotel: We stayed at The Inn at Union Square, which is a very charming little place with the nicest staff. We booked last minute through Hotels Tonight (which we always do If we just need one or two nights), and got a pretty good deal. They had WiFi, breakfast included, and valet parking.
See you soon for a San Fran outfit!