Just leaving San Francisco, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge for one last time – I really hope I get to go back very soon. Having spent 2 days in this gorgeous city, seeing the wondrous sites and eating the many local delicacies, I feel relaxed and refreshed. Two days is all it takes to fall in love with San Fran! There’s so much to see and do, you could easily spend a few weeks soaking up the chilled out atmosphere and sitting on the dock of the bay *see what i did there*.
It’s hard to summarise the city vibe, but I think it might be this that won me over. It’s a city of many faces…you can sit in one of the many local seafood restaurants on the old fisherman’s wharf, then head uptown to Union Square for swanky shops and bars. If that’s not enough, pop across to Haight-Ashbury to see the world’s first hippy town. So who ever you are: rustic fisherman, city slicker or a modern day hippy there is something for you.
I was lucky enough to catch a few weddings during my visit (although I only managed to snap one) and I have to admit I was shocked that I only saw two! The stunning backdrop makes for a perfect wedding location and with cruise liners departing daily from the dock you could hop aboard and sail away into the sunset on your honeymoon… *sigh*
I think it’s safe to say the day I go back to San Fran can’t come quick enough. I’ve definitely left my heart in San Francisco…
San Francisco must see/do’s:
- Alcatraz (must be booked in advance!)
- Fishermans wharf (clam chowder in sour dough is the local dish… And it’s awesome)
- Pier 39 (catch a sunset cruise if you can)
- Golden Gate Bridge (the one and only)
- Lombard Street (very crooked and very steep!)
- Haight-Ashbury (Hippyville)
- Ghirardelli’s chocolate shop (you WON’T be disappointed)