I just got back from my very first trip to California/the West Coast. My cousin and I went to San Francisco for a few days to visit a friend, and spent many, many hours walking up and down crazy hills, being totally amazed by the Victorian architecture, going on spooky Alcatraz tours, and in my case, completely biting it while biking across the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco’s beauty frequently took my breath away, and I loved every minute of exploring this great American city. Here are some photo highlights of my trip.
Warning: many pretty photos ahead:
view from the top of Lombard Street. My feet and legs took the brunt of the pain! 😉
view from our awesome seafood dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf
Alcatraz Island from Pier 44
Snapchat selfie while hanging onto a cable car 😉
Alcatraz cell—so tiny!
view of San Francisco from Alcatraz Island—unbelievable.
Janis Joplin’s house
The Grateful Dead’s house
view of SF from the Golden Gate Park observation deck
Chinatown was beautiful. (Food was awesome, too!)
My favorite kinds of vacations are the ones that I get to do a mix of relaxation, exploration, sight-seeing, some museums/history stuff, and a lot of eating! We did a whole lot of touristy things this trip which I loved, but if and when I ever make it back to SF, I’d love to take more time to do the local things. For the first time, it was pretty perfect.