San Francisco

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I’m still busy reminiscing about California. This time, I’m in San Francisco.

Driving south from Napa Valley (where I left you in this post) was a pretty exciting way to arrive in San Francisco – straight off the Golden Gate Bridge.

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We had only two days in The Golden City, so there was a lot to squeeze in…

Day one

Arriving on the other side of the iconic bridge, we pulled up in Presidio Park where we made the most of the views with a stroll and a sandwich stop. Afterwards, we checked into our hotel and headed out to the historic Fisherman’s Wharf where we saw the sea lion colony.

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Mixed feelings about them: they’re kind of cute and gross at the same time!

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Spooning Sea Lions

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Awwww

Next up, we were onto the more unusual tourist attraction of ‘the crookedest street in the world.’ Unfortunately we were too tight for time to cycle or skateboard down Lombard Street, ah well, next time…

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Overlooking Lombard Street

Catching one of the city’s famous Cable Cars (which was an experience in itself!), we went onto the shopping area of Union Square.

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Outfit details: Long Length Long Sleeve Breton, Boden; Wayfarer Folding, Ray-Ban

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Here it comes!

After spending an hour in Sephora heaven (while reminding my husband that there isn’t one in the UK so I had to make the most of it!) we embraced San Francisco’s hipster scene by visiting lots of craft beer places and ending up at La Taqueria in the city’s Mission district.

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A microbrewery that we stumbled upon

Day two

We were up early to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island. I enjoyed the prison tour, hearing the inmates’ stories and was surprised by the island’s raw beauty, panoramic views and rich wildlife.

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Outfit details: Coast Waterproof Hooded Jacket, Joules; shorts, GAP; Authentic Shoes, Vans.

From America’s infamous prison to one of America’s oldest breweries, our next stop was a tour around the Anchor Brewing company. If you like craft beer and hipster Willy Wonkas, then you should definitely visit!

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Our last San Franciscan supper was spent in the lovely Bay Area at The Tipsy Pig. I really liked this place as it was packed full of locals and the food and cocktails were delicious.

Tip: If you don’t already use it, the Thrillist is my absolute go-to for food and drink places while in big cities.

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