California: Take 3
Oh Cali, you've stolen my heart once again. Have you ever traveled to a place that you've completely fallen in love with? Ugh that's my friends and I with California. I recently just made my 3rd trip to California this year! Can you tell we really love it?
In all honesty, I am not a fan of LA. San Francisco's just takes the win every single time. We decided to explore LA this time first before flying into our favorite city. I've been to LA once, years ago, but only got to see the popular parts such as Beverley Hills, Rodeo Drive, etc. This time we stayed in Venice beach (one mile from the beach)! We did less of the "typical touristy" stuff and did more of things near Venice and Santa Monica beach. We hiked Runyon Canyon. Does it get anymore LA than that haha? We did a little shopping in Berverly Hills and head back tothe Airbnb to get ready for the rest of the afternoon.
Our second day consisted of breakfast in Venice and riding scooters on the beach. It was so awesome just riding and seeing all that Venice beach has to offer. We then started our trip up the coast to San Fran. We wanted to drive on the pacific coast highway the whole way but it actually took double the time. So we drove up to Malibu on the PCH and than took the inside route which was about 6 hours. I love long rides like that where my friends and I just jam out in the car and laugh about everything.
We were so excited to be back in San Fran! We got to stay in a new area call Alameda Island. We were about 15 minutes from the heart of San Fran. Even though we were exhausted, we were able to head to a cute little Italian wine bar for some delicious drinks. The best way to end the night is to drive tothe best view in San Fran, Twin Peaks. We hung out there for a little and than drove back to our airbnb.
Our third day consisted of tons of sight seeing and some shopping. We drove across the golden gate bridge to an area called the Marin Headlands. It has the most incredible views of the Golden Gate bridge! You could stand there all day taking in the beauty of the bridge and the city behind it. We then headed to a popular beach called Bakers Beach which also has amazing views of the Golden Gate. We had thai food in the mission district for dinner and got ready to enjoy our last night out!
Sunday is probably the most depressing/exciting day. Its our last few hours in San fran but we end it on a good note! We ate at this AMAZING bakery called Tartine. There is usually a wait but it is so WORTH IT. We got our food and headed to Dolores Park to the enjoy the beautiful morning.
You already know we are going back within the next few months. It's just such an incredible place to be. My next adventure is a weekend trip but it's just a week away. I cant wait to show you guys where I am going and the cool place we are staying at ! Hope y'all have a great weekend.