If you follow me on Instgram, you already know that I was in San Francisco the last week of July. It was a sort of spontaneous trip. Steve has been traveling to San Francisco once a month for work for the last few months. Since July's trip fell in the middle of four other business trips, we decided that I would go to San Fran with him! I had never been to San Fran before, nor had I traveled with Steve on one of his business trips before; so this was overall a very unique experience. Since Steve had to go visit the client, I had the days to myself. It was a new experience for me to be in a new city by myself. It was kinda great because I got to do whatever I wanted, go where I wanted. I described it to friends as "the benefits of traveling alone, without having to travel alone".
I took advantage of this time to walk around and embrace the city. I tried my best to blend is as a normal San Franciscan, (although my Lyft driver called me out when I asked him to take me to the Golden Gate Bridge!)
-Day 1- I walked to Fisherman's Wharf. The area was so big and full of the cutest, little shops. And, of course, boats everywhere!
-Day 1- From Fisherman's Wharf was a huge pier. At the end it gave me this spectacular view of the city.
-Day 1- On the other side of the pier was Alcatraz. I wasn't interested in actually taking the tour, but it was nice to see.
-Day 2- I walked to Alamo Square. Unfortunately, the whole park was under construction, but I did get to see the beautiful houses surrounding it.
-Day 2- I went to the Golden Gate Bridge! When I first got there, it was so foggy! I decided to wait a bit to see if the fog cleared. It didn't but I kept seeing people begin their walk on the bridge. So I decided to go ahead and go through the fog.
-Day 2- Thankfully, I went because the further I walked the clearer it became!
-Day 2- I ended up walking the entire bridge there and back! A total of 3 miles!
-Day 3- I took the famous San Fran Trolley around the city! The wait was so long but the ride so much fun!
-Day 3- My final stop was the AT&T Park, home of the San Fran Giants. Note to Self: Always check the team's schedule before visiting a stadium. I got there right when a game finished. It was so crowded!
As always, thank you for reading, Helen