Last week we were in San Francisco; I was there for work and my boyfriend had an extra week off to use before the end of the year, so he tagged along. What a cool city! Aside from homeless people calling me a bitch and running around like a chicken trying to get loose ends tied up for a conference and various work meetings, it turned out to be a pretty great time.
Although I didn’t get to see the ‘Painted Ladies’ and take a picture in front of the infamous Full House-house, we got to see some of the city’s most iconic things. You could probably argue most of it was visible from the window of our hotel, check out that view!!
Where we stayed was located pretty much in the heart of downtown San Fran, ‘Union Square’ where we could walk and/or travel via cable car. Union Square was lit up all christmassy and holiday-like and had TONS of shops – all about a solid five stories high with a Walgreens at every corner (of happy and healthy, of course).
I probably never would have booked a flight to San Francisco (1. because I’m poor and 2. because it’s not the first place that pops into my head when I think of travelling) if it weren’t for work, so I am definitely thankful! Oddly enough, it was colder there than in Syracuse.
If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. Based on what we did (and well, the only experiences I have), be sure to check out these spots:
- Union Square
Tons of shopping, places to eat/ drink.
- Fisherman’s Wharf
A boardwalk type setup with little souvenir shops, home of Ghiradelli Chocolate, a great view of the water, and such good seafood!
- Golden Gate Bridge
Of course you gotta see it! We took a bus tour (about $45/ person) through the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge. It get’s a little windy when you’re sitting up top but the sights are well worth it, even when it’s hard to keep your eyes open going across (and back).