Now if you haven't been to San Francisco before, it really is a city that surprises you a little more each day. Unfortunately we were there while it was rainy on and off for most of our trip. We did catch a couple sunny/overcast days though. Being in this city definitely made me realize how much I like my wide open spaces that we get in Idaho. Dakota and I were both fairly disoriented the whole trip, between all the buildings and hills. It took me almost 3 days to even realize which direction our hotel room was facing, but I managed!
We flew in around noon the first day, and had time to get out and do something. Our first outing was to Fishermans Wharf area. We sure did a lot of walking and ended up at Gheridelli Square and Fort Mason. The more we walked the more curious we got about what was just a little further down the road.
Taking the F Train to Fishermans Wharf
View of Alcatraz from Pier 39
The next morning Dakota had some time and at my request we headed to Baker Beach. We caught an Uber and luckily got an awesome driver that drove us down Lombard Street on the way over to the beach. This was such a pretty beach. I feel like it had a lot to offer. It was quiet, with not many tourists and a much smaller stretch of beach. However you got a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the beach houses on the opposite side. Benson really liked it too!
Golden Gate Bridge
The next couple days got pretty rainy and instead of being caught in the hotel room we were fortunately right next to Union Square and all the shopping! Benson and I easily burned some time in the multi level stores!
On our last day the clouds finally broke and Benson and I made the trek out to the Golden Gate Park. We visited the California Academy of Science. It was a little pricey but I could have definitely spent the whole day there! It was awesome! I would recommend it for all ages.
Overall I wish we could have spent a little more time out and seeing everything but we managed with the weather that we had! I'm definitely glad I got my new lens before this trip though! Even Dakota tried his hand at a couple pictures and noticed a big difference! What a fun trip! Next up, HAWAII!🌴🐠