16 August 2015

Falling In Love In San Francisco


San Fran was the ultimate highlight of the trip and the perfect destination to end a phenomenal journey across North America. It was a breathtaking city, full of charm, fun and it had such a unique atmosphere to it. Blue skies and sea, floating fog, trams and spots of colour surrounded the streets.

We were here for five days which was a great amount of time to get to know the city. We spent the first day wandering the streets, visiting Union Square and browsing through the market where I picked up a lovely tote bag. The first night in SF was the night the official tour with G Adventures ended, luckily we booked a few extra days but most people were leaving which was really sad. We all had a farewell dinner at a karaoke restaurant and then reminisced at a local bar. 

The next day, we were lucky enough to experience San Francisco and Gay Pride, the streets were buzzing, we were surrounded by laughter and splashes of rainbow colours from everyone's clothes. Zig-zagging out of the crowd we found ourselves at a quiet park where we took the time to relax and take in where we were and appreciate the time we had left in the city.

If you are stuck for breakfast places to feast at, I would definitely recommend Honey Honey, which was located down the road from our hostel, Amsterdam Hotel. It is a popular cafe and gets busy around nine o'clock but soon dies down, we ordered eggs benedict and it was sublime! It even came with crunchy hash browns. They also had a fresh orange juice machine, it was the best way to start our day before we got exploring!

To get around the city we bought a two day pass on The San Francisco Bus Tour company. We basically used this as a taxi around the city, you hopped on and off as you pleased. - That's if you don't mind hearing the same tour guides talk you the whole way around again and again and again. My favourite place to stop was Pier 39, the iconic pier with seals, shops and beautiful views of The Golden Gate Bridge. I loved this place, it was so unique. We also stopped off at 'Chowders' where Jack and I both had a bread bowl filled with white chowder it was seriously delicious - you will be missing out if you don't try this! You can even get free postcards - winning!

On the bus tour we also got to ride across The Golden Gate Bridge and don't worry it stops off just before so you can get your instagram shot! It really is iconic, and driving over it - well let's just say hold on to your hats. On our last day, the gate was covered in the famous thick fog which I was so glad to catch sight of. If you get the full tour ticket, you can also catch a ride across the bridge and over to Sacremento. You can get off and wander around; we walked the streets filled with shops, ate an ice cream and took in the scenery of the gate and city sky line.  On our final day in SF, we went shopping and bought some souvenirs in China Town until it was time to catch the airport shuttle in the afternoon.

Hannah x

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16 comments

  1. These are all beautiful pictures and it looks like you had an amazing time. I once went to San Francisco but I was 9 so don't remember it much, reading this really makes me want to go back. I've only just found your blog and I must say its lovely :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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  2. I been following your blog for a while now and I love it !!! You are doing an amazing job keep it up :)

    Jadiee'sLittleBlog come say hi :)

    Jade

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  3. This has always been a place that I'd love to visit, sounds like a lovely place and that you had a good time! Hope to go there someday! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Oh I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to go to San Fran! Looks and sounds incredible.

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  5. I love looking at your photos, always amazing! Still jealous x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Wow! Loving your travel adventures. Every time I see a photo of San Francisco I think of the princess diaries haha. Especially the bit with the tram

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  7. Will really miss this series on your blog,I've probably enjoyed reading these posts more than 99% of content I've read on any other blog lately. I think it's the traveller in me!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  8. Gorgeous pictures :) It looks like you had an amazing time!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  9. Awesome pictures. I love it when bloggers share their travels, love getting a glimpse into cities that I've never been to. SF sounds amazing though.

    Zoha xx - Zoe and Tima

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  10. I absolutely love those pictures. They make me want to hop on a plane and travel to San Francisco and co too :)

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com

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  11. I adore SF,
    I went a couple of years ago.
    great snaps.
    xx
    www.byjaymie.com

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  12. San Francisco looks amazing, I have never been but I would love to go!

    Rebecca Coco

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  13. San Fran is my all time favourite city! It is such a beautiful city :) love this post.. makes me miss San Fran sooooooo much!

    Paula | Lifestyle & Laffs
    www.lifestyleandlaffs.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Looks amazing! Somewhere my hubby wants to go and I'm kind of agreeing!

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  15. You have no idea how glad I am I've discovered your blog! LOVE your travel diaries <3
    The US is so dear to my heart and I love all those places so much!
    xox N.
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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