Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Weekend in San Fran

Happy Thursday y'all...the weekend is almost here! 
(THANK GOODNESS)


The past few weeks/weekends have been super busy...but lots of fun. I feel like I'm still getting caught up on sleep/work/life/laundry/etc (hence why blogging has fallen by the wayside) and I'm looking forward to having a low-key weekend at home starting tomorrow. But I finally downloaded some of my recent pics onto my laptop, and I wanted to start sharing since I've got a lot from the past few weeks!  

Cam and I took a little weekend trip to San Francisco (which is about 3.5 hours from where we live in Lake Tahoe) almost three weekends ago now...crazy how time is flying! (Seriously, is it almost April?!) I hadn't been to San Francisco since I was in middle school, so it was great to come back and explore. During our visit we did a lot of driving around checking out different neighborhoods, and I think it's such a unique city with a lot of character. We tried to hit a lot of the main attractions this trip, but we definitely didn't see everything so I'm looking forward to making a return trip back soon...here's a glimpse of our weekend in pictures! 

(And by glimpse I mean a photo overload...)

We got into SF late on Friday night and while driving around the city we made a stop at Coit Tower
Such pretty views of the city at night!
We stayed at the Westin downtown on Market Street...the best part is it was pet-friendly, so Lola got to join us for the weekend! She was really confused having a blast chilling at the hotel, while Cam was thoroughly engrossed in the Hunger Games. LOL.
Saturday morning we had gorgeous weather, so did lots of walking to check out the city

There is a great farmer's market on Saturday morning at the Ferry Building on the waterfront, so that was the perfect way to start our day
There were lots of great tents outside with fresh produce...
...and pretty flowers!
Inside the Ferry Building (which was a really cool space) there were lots of neat mini shops selling all types of different foods


Hello!

From the Ferry Building we walked up to Pier 39...it's extremely touristy...not too much to see.
Alcatraz! We didn't get to go this time, but I know Cam would like to check it out next time we're in town!
The famous seals at Pier 39

All the flowers were in bloom, which was great to see since there is still tons of snow in Tahoe!

Famous San Francisco Sourdough...we tried a sample at Boudin, but we didn't eat lunch here

The famous Fisherman's Wharf...also very touristy, but definitely a must see!

Ghirardelli Square
There's a cute little park in front of Ghiradelli Square where everyone was enjoying the beautiful weather!

Chocolate...yummm.

Ghirardelli Square has some cute shops...obviously we had to go in here!
Look at what I found...Go Blue! (and no, I didn't buy it...)
Taking a ride on the cable car...
The old-fashioned cable cars from Fisherman's Wharf are only $2 (a great deal!) to ride and they took us right back to our hotel
Views from the cable car

Our retro cable car
After our cable car ride, we went to Alamo Square park to see the view of the famous Painted Ladies (aka the Full House house!)...unfortunately, at this point the weather started taking a turn for the worse and it started raining. Boo.
Lola having the time of her life despite the weather
Pouting because she wanted her frisbee thrown, not to take a picture. Such a diva.
I love all the colorful homes
Alamo Square is actually a leash-free park, and it was great to be able to let her run around and play with some other dogs for awhile
Later on in the day, we decided to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge...and got a taste of the famous San Francisco fog...

There was literally a dark cloud that settled over the city, it was crazy to see!

We decided to go check out Sausalito, a cute little town across the Golden Gate Bridge
Thankfully, the weather started to improve and we got some gorgeous views of the bay...


Sausalito is such a charming place that's definitely worth checking out


So many beautiful homes!
After Sausalito, we decided to drive up and check out the Marin Headlands...but it also started to get really cold and windy...
I retreated to the car to keep warm, while my awesome hubby braved the cold and wind to get some AWESOME pictures of the Golden Gate...his one condition? "You have to give me credit when you put them on the blog!" Deal :)
I didn't edit 99% of the photos in this post (because I just plain didn't feel like it...) and these three Golden Gate photos are all un-edited, this is exactly how they came out of the camera...so crazy, right?
Seriously, how beautiful is this picture?! Good job hubs :)
 Overall, it was a fabulous weekend! 

You might have noticed that I didn't include any restaurant/food photos in this post...I decided I'm going to do a separate post about where we ate, so stay tuned for that! I'm hoping to upload the rest of the photos from our travels this weekend, which means next week will (hopefully) include lots of picture-filled posts from both New York and more of California! Xoxo

13 comments:

  1. Your trip looked fabulous! And love your outfit! A BIG shoutout to your husband for taking those absolute amazing pictures!! Seriously gorgeous!

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  2. i am dying to go to san fran. your pictures are so awesome!!

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  3. adore these pictures! i'm dying to get out to cali. maybe this year...we'll see. looks like a blast and it's beautiful!!

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  4. SF is one of my favorite place. You definitely need to do the Alcatraz tour because it's really interesting. We walked from Fishermans wharf, through Coit tower, through Little Italy, Chinatown and back to our hotel. It was a LOT haha. but so much fun!

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  5. Fantastic pictures of the bridge at night! We didn't get any evening shots so these are awesome! :)

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  6. Love the red pants! And my favorite city.

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  7. I loved looking at your pictures esp since we just went! I loved that beautiful chapel/temple right by Coit Tower...the architecture was so amazing and detailed. And that is SO cool you got to bring Lola! You are so great with your camera

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  8. Wow! I seriously want to be there RIGHT NOW! (And while I'm being demanding, I'd love your red pants and trench coat, too) ; ) These pics are so gorgeous. Love the sunset ones, and the colorful houses I will forever associate with Full House. And, of course, that Ghiradelli shop - so would love one of those nearby!

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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  9. I am SUPER JEALOUS of your nighttime shots! I only got some on my iphone because our camera died. I was so sad! Looks like you guys had fun! It would have been a blast if we could have coordinated weekends and gone together! boooooo. Hopefully it works out that we can meet up one day....if not, we always have Michigan! We will have to go to a game with you guys next time you come home (when we are living there)...

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  10. and also, how cute do you look in your trench and skinnies? I looked like a hobo the whole time because I was wet! haha

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  11. I thoroughly enjoyed your photos!! My husband & I are going to San Fran in early September for his bday. I can't believe how amazing those night shots are of the bridge. Kudos to your hubz!!

    I'm glad to hear you liked Sausalito! We're hoping to fit that on during our trip (we'll be there for 5 days).

    I can't wait to see your food post. We're up for any good recommendations that you can give!

    Your recent SF posts, plus Ashley @ Adventures of Newlyweds and Megan @ The Happy Hour have me SO excited for our trip!! Hopefully the next 5 1/2 months will go by fast!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  12. Just now looking at this post. What an amazing trip. You look adorable in that outfit!! We hope to go to San Fran this year, so I'll have to take notes on where y'all went. Wow, thos pics by your hubby are truly amazing!! Definitely gets credit for them.

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Your sweet words make my day! :)

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