I spent one day in San Francisco whilst on a Californian coastal cruise. San Francisco is on the west coast of the USA.
San Francisco is famous for the red Golden Gate Bridge, which I viewed from different viewpoints in San Francisco.
I was given a private tour by a friend and I could not personally not drive in San Francisco because of all the hill stops! I learnt to drive in a very flat area in the UK and hill stops are not my forte! So, my hat goes off to all the drivers in San Francisco!
Where to eat
We had lunch at Alioto’s restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf. We had what they are famous for; crab and it was delicious!
From the restaurant’s window, we could see the Golden Gate Bridge, but it was covered by clouds! When we left the restaurant, the clouds had lifted and it was a bright sunny day, perfect for photos.
The first viewpoint was to look up at the bridge.
Then we drove over the bridge and went to the viewing point beside the bridge.
The best viewpoint was just above the second viewpoint in an old military area just a few miles away up the hill. We could see all over San Francisco Bay and look down on the bridge.
We drove through the city to the steep roads that felt like we were on a 180-degree angle! The architecture was beautiful to look at the houses are all different colours and different styles. There are no high riser’s in the residential areas, just in the finance area.
The last viewpoint was on top on the mountain overlooking the whole city and the bridge.
I had a great time visiting San Francisco and I just saw the viewpoints, there is still so much for me to see in this vibrant city and I will be returning in the future to continue my sightseeing!
- Weather: 18*C – 27*C
- Currency: US Dollars
- Language: American English
- Recommendations: Bring your camera or smartphone to take millions of photos! Wear flat shoes as walking in some areas are difficult angles! The day I was there I wore jeans, tee, ballet pumps and sunglasses.
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Love Lucy x
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