After coming back from Puerto Rico, I had to immediately start packing for another week long trip. I had two days at home before leaving for California on December 30th. I was really excited for the trip because I’ve been wanting to return to California since my last visit 6 years ago and never had an opportunity until now. Big thanks to AJ for making this trip possible 🙂
While in California, I explored San Francisco, Monterey, much of the Peninsula, and even got the opportunity to spend a day at Yosemite. However, this blog post will be dedicated to the time I spent in the wonderful city of San Francisco.
Pier 39 – Right after getting picked up from the airport, I had my first meal at Eight AM, a brunch restaurant located in Fishermen’s Wharf in San Francisco. Three avocado toasts and a cup of fresh fruit later, I was ready to explore. The first place I visited was Pier 39, a busy bayside pier lined with shops, fun attractions, and scenic views.
Other than visiting Pier 39, I also went to Lincoln Park Golf Course. AJ took me there to get a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge from afar.
Lands End – Ended my first day in California with a lovely sunset.
Golden Gate Bridge Hike
On the second day in California, we completed a long hike from Crissy Field, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Sausalito. After the hike, we took a ferry to the San Francisco Ferry Building. According to our iPhones, we walked a total of 13.5 miles this day. Below are some highlights from the hike:
I would highly recommend this hike. It’s fairly easy and very scenic. It took us around 4.5 hours to complete the entire hike (with many stops along the way).