San Francisco


Once I arrived in San Francisco I knew that I had found my favourite city in the USA.  It swept me off my feet from the moment I could see it on the horizon.  The bridges, the water, Alcatraz at a distance, the most beautiful architecture, it all so much better than I could ever have imagined it to be.  The home of Full House, Mrs Doubtfire and Monk have used this city as their stage and it is not hard to see why.

San Fran was our first stop on our road trip up the Californian coast.  We arrived on the afternoon of Halloween, just in time for some fun city celebrations.  We stayed in the Ritz-Carlton which is such a gorgeous hotel from its grand Greek exterior to its elegant interiors.  If you're looking for a hotel for your stay, the Ritz-Carlton definitely comes highly recommended.

Once dressed in our Halloween costumes, we headed out for a night on the town.  It was so much fun to see everyone in full costume, something we don't see at home.  The next morning, Cassie and I planned to see all the sights in San Fran.  We started in Union Square for some shopping (what better way to begin?).  Next we headed over to the Warf.  This is such a beautiful area.  You observe the sea lions tanning and barking at one another.  They're such adorable animals that we sat and watched them for ages before moving on the sea what else SF has to offer.  We were told by our driver that we could walk from there to the Golden Gate Bridge but be warned, unless you are an olympic athlete, this is highly unlikely.  We did walk along the beach, though, which was beautiful.  After walking what seemed like hours, we caught a cab to the bridge.  It is so impressive, more so than I could have expected.  I got a thrill from finally laying my eyes on the famous red bridge.  Next, we saw the huge trees in the National Park right by the bridge.  If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a tree lover so I could not have been any happier... except for the fact that our next stop was to be the "Painted Ladies".

I had fallen in love with SF's architecture from the moment I had laid eyes on it.  Each house is so beautiful and unique from the others and the victorian styled "Painted Ladies" are a perfect example of this beauty.  If you're able to, pack a picnic lunch and head over to the Painted Ladies where there is a park you can sit in and admire the beauty around you.

If you're in the Warf around lunch time, Boudin is renowned for its delicious sourdough bread and clam chowder.  There are also many different restaurants in the warf serving fresh seafood that are worth trying.


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Arum Lilea: San Francisco

Thursday, 14 November 2013

San Francisco


Once I arrived in San Francisco I knew that I had found my favourite city in the USA.  It swept me off my feet from the moment I could see it on the horizon.  The bridges, the water, Alcatraz at a distance, the most beautiful architecture, it all so much better than I could ever have imagined it to be.  The home of Full House, Mrs Doubtfire and Monk have used this city as their stage and it is not hard to see why.

San Fran was our first stop on our road trip up the Californian coast.  We arrived on the afternoon of Halloween, just in time for some fun city celebrations.  We stayed in the Ritz-Carlton which is such a gorgeous hotel from its grand Greek exterior to its elegant interiors.  If you're looking for a hotel for your stay, the Ritz-Carlton definitely comes highly recommended.

Once dressed in our Halloween costumes, we headed out for a night on the town.  It was so much fun to see everyone in full costume, something we don't see at home.  The next morning, Cassie and I planned to see all the sights in San Fran.  We started in Union Square for some shopping (what better way to begin?).  Next we headed over to the Warf.  This is such a beautiful area.  You observe the sea lions tanning and barking at one another.  They're such adorable animals that we sat and watched them for ages before moving on the sea what else SF has to offer.  We were told by our driver that we could walk from there to the Golden Gate Bridge but be warned, unless you are an olympic athlete, this is highly unlikely.  We did walk along the beach, though, which was beautiful.  After walking what seemed like hours, we caught a cab to the bridge.  It is so impressive, more so than I could have expected.  I got a thrill from finally laying my eyes on the famous red bridge.  Next, we saw the huge trees in the National Park right by the bridge.  If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a tree lover so I could not have been any happier... except for the fact that our next stop was to be the "Painted Ladies".

I had fallen in love with SF's architecture from the moment I had laid eyes on it.  Each house is so beautiful and unique from the others and the victorian styled "Painted Ladies" are a perfect example of this beauty.  If you're able to, pack a picnic lunch and head over to the Painted Ladies where there is a park you can sit in and admire the beauty around you.

If you're in the Warf around lunch time, Boudin is renowned for its delicious sourdough bread and clam chowder.  There are also many different restaurants in the warf serving fresh seafood that are worth trying.


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23 Comments:

At 14 November 2013 at 18:51 , Blogger ravenlocks said...

This is awesome! I love SF. I'm actually going there this weekend :) I'm excited to see what other stops you make here at the West Coast. You did a wonderful job describing this beautiful city! Glad you had fun.

xo Azu

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At 14 November 2013 at 19:24 , Blogger Patrícia M. said...

Really wanting to visit that city!!

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At 14 November 2013 at 19:56 , Blogger Карина said...

Chic photos!))
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At 14 November 2013 at 23:54 , Blogger Izabela Majkut said...

Great photos ! You look amazing :)

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At 15 November 2013 at 00:03 , Blogger The Preppy Sisters said...

That city looks amazing! Great photos :))

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At 15 November 2013 at 01:28 , Blogger Whitney Cosgrave said...

cute photos, looks like a great trip!

 
At 15 November 2013 at 04:30 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

I'm actually so jealous! I could quite easily have stayed there, it's such an incredible place. I hope this post got you excited for your trip! You're so sweet, I can't wait to share more travel posts, I really love the West Coast. Thank you so much for reading Azu! Enjoy SF! xx

 
At 15 November 2013 at 04:31 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

It's so gorgeous, you would love it!

 
At 15 November 2013 at 04:31 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thank you!

 
At 15 November 2013 at 04:39 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thanks so much Izabela!

 
At 15 November 2013 at 04:40 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thanks girls!

 
At 15 November 2013 at 04:40 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thanks so much Whitney!

 
At 15 November 2013 at 12:16 , Blogger Johlet said...

Ahhh next place on my bucket list added! hehe
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xxx

 
At 15 November 2013 at 15:22 , Blogger Heidi said...

Nice photos, looks fun! xo Heidi
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At 15 November 2013 at 15:34 , Anonymous Jessie said...

Looks like a fun trip!

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At 15 November 2013 at 16:49 , Anonymous Jamie said...

amazing pictures, you guys look gorg! xo
Jamie
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At 15 November 2013 at 19:20 , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Such a lovely photos! :)

xxx
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At 17 November 2013 at 07:09 , Blogger Tania Leon said...

lovely

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At 17 November 2013 at 11:00 , Blogger Marta O. said...

looks like a fun trip; lovely pictures ;)

 
At 18 November 2013 at 03:34 , Blogger Anngelik Martinez said...

You ladies look wonderful! I would love to visit San Francisco, it looks beautiful.

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At 18 November 2013 at 09:17 , Blogger Sarah Botha said...

Beautiful pictures! Your post makes me want to go to San Francisco even more!
xx

 
At 18 November 2013 at 14:03 , Blogger Mona said...

aww lucky you!I would love to go to san fransisco one day. are you living in the us?Or where do you come from?

 
At 18 November 2013 at 22:20 , Blogger Kacie Ellis said...

I love SF! Looks like you had a blast!

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