Weekend in San Francisco, CA
I was fortunate enough a few weeks ago to be sent out to California for work. However, I was planning on staying the 5 days that I needed to be in California, and then flying home. While I was booking my returning flight I realized that I should take advantage of the fact that I was in a new city and that I should stay a few extra days and explore! I was lucky enough that my boyfriend was able to fly out for the weekend and join me.
In-N-Out (we were total newbies, and it was great!)
Pink Ladies & “Full House” house (yes, we had to!!!)
We were driving around before going to the Golden Gate and found this beautiful view (and some crazy mansions) and park – Presidio Park on Valejo Street:
Golden Gate Bridge
Visited the town of Sausalito (would definitely recommend!) – this little nautical town looks back towards San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Lots of little shops and nice restaurants.
We had heard from a waitress that the Muir Woods (north of the Golden Gate Bridge) was a cool place to explore and see the Red Woods. We didn’t hike for very long but we had a great time and the trees really were amazing. 500+ year old Red Woods. We could have spent the entire day there exploring but we wanted to see some more of San Francisco!
After Muir Woods we went back to Sausalito and had lunch on the water at the Bocce Bar (I forgot to take pictures, but it was really cute!)
We went to the San Francisco Aquarium (Pier 39 – Fisherman’s Wharf). To be honest, the aquarium was not that great. I was expecting a lot more exhibits and just in general a lot more to do.
The wharf was a great tourist spot. Big crowd, great view of Alcatraz, and a lot of cool stores to walk around in.
Sunday morning we were determined to find a beach so we could officially see the Pacific Ocean. Driving over the Golden Gate bridge did not cut it. We found a great spot called Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. We were able to hike up the outer edge of the cove. Very different from our east coast beaches!