Short Break to San Francisco
Short Break to San Francisco
Whenever someone says they have just been to San Francisco I immediately want to know every single detail of their trip. San Francisco seems like perfection to me. A little while a ago, while we were already in America we decided to take a short trip to San Francisco.
We went to the city in May. The sun was shining but there was a slight chill in the air so it was perfect cardigan and thick tights weather. We stayed at the appropriately
named Hotel California. After we checked in we were offered a shot of tequila which was very well received. The décor was so different to what I’ve ever seen. It looked like it hadn’t been changed since the seventies but it was so cool and the hotel was so unique you didn’t mind. After putting our luggage in our room, we headed over to Union Square which was great to see. We were surrounded by tall and modern looking buildings. We ended the evening in the Cheesecake Factory in Macy’s overlooking the square.
On the second day, we started off with breakfast in Starbucks. I have never seen so many Starbucks in one city, there is one down every road. We then went on a sight-seeing tour. We saw so much amazing scenery, we saw the Weeping Maidens and went along the pier, across the Golden Gate bridge and ended in a lovely city called Sausalito. We spent the afternoon in Sausalito, they had adorable quirky shops and stunning view of Richardson Bay. That evening we went to pier 39 and had an awesome dinner at the Hard Rock Café.
We had an early start the next day, we were heading to Alcatraz, this was one of the main reason to visit. On the ferry from the pier to Alcatraz we spoke to the most adorable couple from Texas who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. When we arrived on Alcatraz island it had a slightly unsettling feeling, like there is no escape and felt so far from civilisation. We had a tour around the jail via headphones. The history was so fascinating, so many interesting and sad events had happened here. Unfortunately, my camera cut out half way through the tour, when I was talking to one of the tour guides they said Alcatraz is supposed to be very haunted and the ghost of the prisoners like to mess around with visitors. They even offer the chance to stay the night at the jail! After seeing Alcatraz, we returned to the pier and had a lovely meal at Fog Harbour Fish House.
The next day we chilled out for the day. We walked down to Union Square were there was a music event taking place. It was free to the public so we sat and watched the jazz band play and between the songs the host/comedian would come on. It was really enjoyable to watch and listen to. After that we took a ride on the trams and saw the houses they used for Mrs Doubtfire. It was a nice way to end our trip as we had an early flight the next morning.
San Francisco will defiantly be a place I will be visiting again.
Thank you for reading J