I just came back from San Francisco and fell in love! I haven’t been there since I was a little girl with my family, so it was almost like experiencing the city for the first time. I chose the perfect weekend in March- the weather was amazing. I loved the charm of the Victorian architecture, the hilly streets, the marina bay and the buzz and excitement of the city. San Francisco is a foodie’s heaven. It’s such a culinary city with so many incredible restaurants and places to eat. I was overwhelmed! I actually did more exploring this time because I was on other people’s schedules so it wasn’t so much of a foodie trip, but I will be back to do a San Francisco food tour soon! I did stop at the famous Ike’s Place for a sandwich, and it was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. I will be blogging about Ike’s Place in my next post.
I couldn’t go to San Francisco without making a visit to the iconic “Painted Ladies” which are the colorful Victorian houses that San Francisco is known for. You may also recognize these houses from the TV show “Full House”, which now are most commonly associated with the show.
I also had to see the Golden Gate Bridge up close and personal. I’m so glad I did, it was one of those most spectacular views I have ever seen. This might be up there with some of my favorite travel moments. The view was breathtaking. It wasn’t over crowded with tourists, the air was crisp, the breeze was refreshing and it was a beautiful clear day. You could see the city to the left, and the coast to the right. Because it was a sunny day there were tons of sail boats in the water. It definitely was a “postcard” moment as well as one of those perfect moments in time. I took it all in and felt very blessed.
Sometimes I forget how insanely beautiful California is. I always want to jet set across the world to an exotic destination, but what I’ve come to realize is that so much beauty is right in my backyard, my home state. Between the beach towns across the coast: Santa Barbara, Malibu, Santa Monica, San Diego; the big cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco; the mountains, snow and forests: Mammoth, Big Bear, Yosemite; and of course the desert: Mojave, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, etc….California really has it all. I’m a Cali girl for life, and proud of it.