Spoons of Wanderlust is a series of travel blog posts I write while in transit, showcasing the beauty of the places I travel to.
If you know me very well, you’ll know that San Francisco is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s hard not to fall in love with the city’s energy, character, and culture. Last April, my family and I went on a quick trip to the Bay Area.
The weather at the time was perfect. The winter season was slowly moving into spring, meaning sunny clear skies and the cool breeze. We visited the must-see attractions of the city, such as its beautiful City Hall, the House of the Seven Sisters (know as “The Painted Ladies” by the locals), and, of course, the Golden Gate Bridge.
The steps of the San Francisco City Hall
The Seven Sisters/Painted Ladies at Alamo Square
Lombard’s street sign, also know as the crookedest street in the world
The Golden Gate from Fort Point
With me being the quirky and artsy one of the family, I just had to visit some of San Francisco’s more eccentric sights, such as the world-famous Pier 39 and the Ghirardelli Square. These places gave me tons of inspiration for my art, because of its offbeat, vintage aesthetic.
The busy boardwalk of Pier 39
Ghirardelli Square – The birthplace of the city’s famous chocolate treats
We also went to one of the city’s commonly overlooked attractions, Land’s End. Land’s End is one of the national parks of San Francisco. It’s literally the border of California, hence the name “Land’s End”. My family and I hiked a trail within the park (constantly stopping for pictures along the way, of course.)
The Golden Gate Bridge and Muir Woods from Land’s End
That concludes my Bay Area trip. Yes, I’ve been to this city more than once, but this trip allowed me to see the city more and appreciate the sights. This city definitely has something for everyone. There’s so much to see and do here that a day just isn’t enough. I think a four or five-day visit (around all its districts) would give you a great understanding on its culture and allow you to spend some quality time soaking up the city.