Living in Los Angeles, you fully understand the trials of traffic, and San Francisco is no exception. Being a popular city to visit, I wasn’t too surprised at the number of bicyclists cruising down the winding streets. Parking isn’t very favorable but public transportation is nearly everywhere. The weather is favorable for strolling down the districts and discovering new neighborhoods. Which is precisely what we did on our 2 day stay in San Francisco. Here’s some of what we did.
The districts of San Francisco are diverse and full of character. We spent our nights in an eclectic AirBNB in Hunter’s Point that was a 15-minute drive into the Mission District. The neighborhood was pretty quaint with not too much traffic or tourists. We mostly walked around the district and admired a lot of the murals adorning the walls and buildings.
DRINK: Sightglass Coffee for a local cup of joe, this is a sit-down café with plenty of coffee, tea and pastries. The design of the café is modern and sleek and almost asks you create conversation rather than linger with your laptop. The coffee was absolutely delicious and my first sip of what San Francisco had to offer, in terms of coffee
This was perhaps one of the most special yet rejuvenating trips I have had in quite a long time. Travel can sometimes be stressful even if the goal is to vacation. You either bring too much or not enough, you feel rushed or feel like you should be doing more. Thankfully this was not the cause on our adventure. Our drive was windy but to eat diner food and share warm cocoa leaving us with fully bellies was a comfort in itself. Elevated by the actual autumnal weather as we hit the short drive to the cabin only to warm by the fire and listen to the thunder and watch the sparks of lightning.
This was a truly enchanting trip. We got a cabin from Air Bnb for a really good deal (if you want 40$ off your first trip use my code through this link!) I loved the fireplace and being so close to the trees and making tons of tea in the morning. Having never been to Big Bear, experiencing it in the autumn was a real joy. Driving at night felt as if I were driving through a Christmas town within a snow globe. At daytime we embarked out to explore the city, witnessing the trees hitting their peak of autumnal color – ranging from orange, ochre, and intense reds.
Leaving Cambria was hard y’all, a girl can get used to a beautiful ocean view & lush green flower fields pretty fast. But I was incredibly excited for our next adventure. We made our way to San Francisco, to embark on the Alcatraz tour (which I documented on my Instagram Stories so follow me on there!) Back in the city I must say it was quite bustling but the trolleys were quite fun! We had to drive on to the next city of Santa Rosa to check in to our hotel. The next day we had breakfast at Jeffrey’s Hillside Cafe that was absolutely remarkable. We let the waitress know that I have Celiac, so she very thoughtfully and diligently took care of my order and made sure my breakfast didn’t come into any contact with allergens. They also serve a damn fine cup of vegan coffee. They do have several plant-based & vegan options for y’all! Nick & I loved our meal and with full bellies, we went up on out north.