On of my favorite vacations to date was our trip to San Francisco in 2014! We did a combined trip to San Francisco and Yosemite. We did this trip in three legs. The first a weekend in San Fran with my sisters (who both live on the west coast), a few days in Yosemite and then back to San Fran by ourselves for a weekend.
Leg 1: San Francisco
We walked…everywhere! You think you’re in shape and then you walk up those hills.
I wish I had the blog then so I would have written down all the restaurants we went to (I do remember we walked by the famous Mama’s Breakfast but the line was ridiculous and we were all getting pretty hangry at that point).However, I do remember one of them, The House… check them out… one of the best meals we have ever had!
We went down to Fisherman’s Wharf to see the seals, all the restaurants and shops, and get our tourist duties in. We also went to Alcatraz and holy smokes was that awesome and incredibly creepy at the same time. Parts of the audio tour made me jump! Oh also, friendly note, if you get motion sick, stand outside on the ferry ride over, it’ll be cold and you may get wet, but you (most likely) won’t get sick.
Leg 2: Yosemite
Everything about this park was breathtaking. Ryan had never been to a National Park before and this blew his socks off! We can’t wait to go back someday and explore more!
Leg 3: San Francisco (again)
This last and final leg to our week-long adventure was jammed packed, busy! As we were making our way back into the city we decided to go to a Giants game (my first MLB experience)! Thank GOODNESS my sister loaned us their jackets because even with them, we froze our buns off, but it was still so much fun!
Before the game we stopped at 21st Amendment Brewery where one of our favorite beers is from, Hell or High Watermelon (a wheat beer that I can no longer have, sad).
The next day we did something that was on my bucket list, bike the Golden Gate Bridge! It was incredibly beautiful, windy, and very challenging because we decided to do it on a tandem bike! 😉 Not something I necessarily recommend, but I’m glad that we did it. We biked over to the town of Sausalito. It was such a cute little town! Instead of taking the ferry back over, we decided to bike back, biking a total of 16 miles!! We used Blazing Saddles Bike Tours and highly recommend them! To reward ourselves, we stopped at The Buena Vista for a cup of their famous Irish Coffee, naturally.
Until next time San Francisco, thanks for the great trip!