I’m super excited to be blogging today because I’m going to be sharing my favorite part of my California trip.
I’m condensing 3 days into 1 post but it’s going to be a lot of pictures for your viewing pleasure, so enjoy 🙂
To recap, we got to San Fran on Tuesday around 5PM, so that was just a traveling (and shopping) day for us but on WEDNESDAY….
We got to explore!SUNBURN UPDATE: So by the time we got to SF, my sunburn was at the worst stage… half red/brown, half peeling stage. It was horrendous and I was so self conscious but again I somehow managed to edit my pictures to hide as much of it as possible. #thankgodforfiltersandsephora.
The street off of our hotel was a HUGE 90 degree hill and Andrew was eager to see what was up there. Mind you, where our hotel was, we were already halfway up the hill but climbing up the entire thing was most likely a no-go.
So we decided to take the trolley!And luckily the trolley would drop us off at the bottom the Lombard Street which is exactly where we wanted to go.
I loved the trolley ride, I thought it was the coolest thing and so fun- but it’s really not the most efficient way to get around (it was clear that the only people in line were tourists).
This was on our way up the 90 degree hill. Pictures never do it justice but being on there and seeing how steep and high up you’re going was insane.Passing some neighborhoods on the rideAND THEN
We got to the BOTTOM of
When they told us they were dropping us off at the bottom my initial thought was, “Yeah so, okay? No big deal…“
Well, it was a BIG
When they dropped us off at the bottom, I didn’t realize we had to hike up a great big giant hill before even getting to “Lombard Street”
I found out I was REALLY out of shape but we made it!After taking a break, snapping some photos, and gaining enough energy to hike some more, we carried on to climb to the very top of it.
Half way up, but that view!!!!
And this was the top
From Lombard we headed towards Ghirardelli Square for some lunch. Alas we got to walk downhill for once, which is 1000x easier.
And then we walked in the direction of the SF Maritime Park
Walked on some pier over there
Saw Alcatraz from afar.
And then started the journey to the
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
We followed the directions to get to Fort Point to see the bridge. We had no idea where we were; we walked through some (gorgeous) neighborhoods, parks, a beach, some hiking trails, roads, stairs….
At this point we had made it!
All I can say is that it was flat out stunning. The views of the water and the city were breathtaking. We took hundreds of pictures but when you take pictures of water, it just looks like, well…. water.
But physically being there just makes ALL the difference. At that point I was just so happy, grateful, and blessed to be there.
And thennn, we ubered back 😉Which btw, ubering in SF is super cheap!
The Painted Ladies
The next day (Thursday) we planned: The Painted Ladies and later that evening we were meeting up with Andrew’s long time friend from school and his fiance.
oh the hills to get here….. *surprise, surprise*
The view of the city behind the Painted Ladies was a sight for sore eyes!
My love ❤
Later that night we met up with Andrew’s friend Stu and his fiance Greta, whose wedding we’re attending in July! They took us to a museum that hosts a happy hour and it also happened to be Greta’s bachelorette weekend.
This was our last full night in SF. As happy as I was to get to Lombard, Golden Gate, and Painted Ladies; there’s just so much more to see, do, and eat so Andrew and I mutually agreed that we will be back. Till then, we had to carry on to the last part of our trip…