San Francisco, city of who-needs-to-do-squats-when-the-streets-are-all-up-hill?
All I could hear in my head upon arrival was, shoo-bee-doo-doo-bop, also known as the theme song to Full House; it's no secret I have a crush on Uncle Jesse. Armed with my best friend, Stef, and her camera, we toured around town for 4 days, walking past homes dipped in salt-water taffy, and hopping on and off cable cars like pros.
We stayed in Union Square, the city centre of San Francisco, however, through exploring we came to love the Mission District. We went in November (yeah this post is overdue) but the sights, eats, and escape of San Francisco work all year round for those planning a 2016 trip.
Below is a round-up of some things I liked! Enjoy x
Photo credits: Stefania Sgambelluri
Chinatown - One of my favourite spots. Adored the hanging red lanterns that lined the skies of the streets.
Tartine Bakery- Go for the Morning Bun. Thank me later.
Hog Island Oyster Co. - Sustainable shellfish with an ocean view. What more do you want?
Alamo Square - Not to bring up Full House again, but this is where they run up the hill in the opening credits and have a picnic!
Mazarine - A cute little cafe, in the Financial District. Chockfull of handsome men with combovers who looked like they are all waiting for their start-up IPO to drop.
Golden Gate Bridge - A tourism cliche, but also a must-see. Make sure to walk or bike across for the full effect.
Hops & Hominy - Good ol' southern cooking. Entrance is in a secret back alley.
Lombard Street - That famous zig-zag street, also seen in many films including The Princess Diaries, OG version.