During our time in California, while we were generously hosted by friends in Oakland, we took the opportunity to spend a (actually two, but since the first shot was really short, it’s included here) day in San Francisco. It’s really easy to go to SF from Oakland, you only have to take a bus, and the ride is pretty scenic. There can be a lot of traffic though, you’ve been warned!
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Simone had already been to San Francisco a while back, and I have to admit that I didn’t fall in love with the city… It felt to me like it has all the disadvantages of being a huge city, and none of the advantages of being in California.
Okay, I may be
slightly exaggerating, but it was very windy and rather cold when we went – in August – and I was disappointed by the constant hills and the lack of beaches. However, I was pretty glad to finally see with my own eyes the very famous Golden Gate Bridge (see at the end of this post, as we went at the end of the day)! And I have to admit that the atmosphere in the city was pretty laid back, so there’s that.
Since we didn’t do much in SF except strolling around, we decided to show you what we’ve seen as a San Francisco Photo Journal.
But if you’re planning a trip over there, you should check out this cool guide about what to do in San Francisco!
San Francisco Photo Journal: the busy city
San Francisco Photo Journal: the cool city with the street art
We stopped for some food and to have a look at the map and decide where to go next… This part of town was the one we had been suggested to go check out, so we planned to then go to Mission Dolores park before ending our visit with the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Photo Journal: Mission Dolores park
San Francisco Photo Journal: Golden Gate Bridge
You were probably looking for it since the beginning, so here is the super famous Golden Gate Bridge! It was pretty easy to get there from the city (although not inexpensive) by bus but since we went at the end of the day it happened to be HELL to find our way back. There was no bus anymore, or at least not for almost an hour. When it’s as windy and chilly as it was when we went, and you have nothing much to do, that’s a lot. We ended up calling a uber to get back to the bus station where we took our bus back to Oakland.
Have you ever been to San Francisco? What’s your favorite part of the city?
-Tell us all in the comments section!