I took a recent trip with my family to San Francisco, California. It was our first time visiting and we were all very excited. Not much planning took place beforehand, which made our trip interesting and created a sense of adventure. The trip seemed short as always, when having fun. We visited many places and accomplished more than we thought but of course, we didn’t see it all that San Francisco has to offer.
The trip was filled with many walking miles and a long list of places. The sunshine, air, fog and breeze on top of culture, art, technology, and food offered an effective and relaxing break from our everyday life. We took long urban walks on crooked streets (Lombardi, Chinatown, Painted Ladies) and steep hikes on redwood forests (Muir Woods), combined with breathtaking experiences of towers and suspension bridges (Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge) offering sweeping views of San Francisco. The trip was complemented by tours of wine country vineyards (Napa Valley).
Architecturally San Francisco is a unique city with buildings fitted on hilly sites, with great views of the bay area, displaying historic and modern styles, providing fun navigation with colorful electric cable cars. We also enjoyed the Golden Gate Park visit, the Flower Conservatory, de Young Memorial Museum, California Academy of Science and the Japanese Tea Garden, to name a few.
Enjoy the following gallery of some of the signature landmarks.