I’m in San Francisco!

Hi! I had planned on being good at blogging on this trip. I was supposed to write something the day I arrived, but that didn’t happen because I was too tired after the 12 hour long plane ride. And what I am about to write about was supposed to be written yesterday, but I am a bit jetlagged and was way too tired to write anything when we got back to the hotel. But now it’s morning and I am not too tired to write!

First I want to show you our hotel room. I love it! It’s huge! Here you see the livingroom/my dad’s bedroom (haha!).
The hotel room
Here you see the kitchen, my bedroom, and the bathroom. I think my favorite thing about this whole place is the shower. Yes, that is probably weird but if you had seen the shower you’d agree!
Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom
Yesterday we woke up super early (somewhere between 3-4 in the morning, I blame the jetlag), had breakfast and got ready for a day of exploring. The first thing we did was buy a 7-day card for buses, trains, etc. Then we got on a Cable Car to get to Fisherman’s Wharf.
San Frarncisco
At Fisherman’s Wharf we picked up our bus tickets for the tourist buses and our tickets for Alcatraz. We figured why waste any time, so we got on the first bus we saw and started our fun tourist day.
Big Bus SFSan Francisco
We sat on the bus for a while, just enjoying the view of San Francisco. I can’t remember the names of all the places, but we saw some of Chinatown, Union Square Park, the Asian Art Museum, Haight Street, Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden.
San Francisco
I love being on these tourist bus rides, haha. It might be geeky, but it’s a great way to see more of the place you’re visiting.
San Francisco
And we drove over Golden Gate Bridge to Vista Point North. It was so much warmer on the other side of the bridge, it was so weird!
Golden Gate Bridge
We went back to the San Francisco side of the bridge again and kept driving. By now my dad and I had started to get a little bit hungry and decided to jump of the bus once we got closer to the hotel. We couldn’t be bothered with having lunch out today so we just had a bagel lunch at the hotel. It was nice though, I love bagels! After we had eaten we went out again and jumped on a bus back to Fisherman’s Wharf.
down by the water
We walked to Pier 39 where all the sea lions are hanging out. They were so cute!
Sea lions
We walked around at Pier 39 for a while, before we headed over to the Aquarium.
Pier 39
The Aquarium was pretty cool. They had a bunch of different sharks, turtles, snakes and otters too, but I didn’t get any nice pictures of them..
After the Aquarium we started walking towards Coit Tower.
San Francisco
We took the Stairs of Telegraph Hill up. So many stairs! It was awesome! I should have filmed the whole way up, haha. These are the Filbert Steps.
Filbert Steps
Halfway up, this place reminded me so much of Haut de Cagnes in France.
San Francisco
We were supposed to walk to the top of Coit Tower, but the line was too long so we just walked back down the stairs again. It was really nice up there though, we got a great view over the city.
San Francisco
On our way down I spotted some houses I thought looked really cute.
SF Houses
We decided to walk to Chinatown. I think we walked through the “Little Italy” of San Francisco at one point on our way because there were Italian flags and colors painted everywhere (forgot to take a photo of that though).
San Francisco
Then we got to Chinatown. It was a long street full of random little Chinese stores everywhere, with beautiful Chinese lamps hanging over our heads through the whole street. This was the first place I found something to buy on the trip, haha. We’re planning on going back there one day when it’s darker because I imagine it will be a lot nicer there when it’s dark – with all the lamps and everything.
Chinatown SF
After Chinatown we were starving so we found a sushi place called Maru Sushi to eat something. My dad had a mix plate with a bunch of different stuff, and I had Avocado rolls and Shitake Maki (mushroom). First time I try something other than avocado or cucumber rolls! It was delicious. When we had finished eating we decided to end the day with a little bit of shopping (at my request, haha!). San Francisco is a lot colder than I had imagined so I really needed some more warm clothes (ssh, I only brought 1 pair of jeans and 1 hoodie). I found a couple things and was happy with that. Before heading back to the hotel we went to our grocery store, Sutter Fine Foods (yes, now it’s become OUR grocery store, it’s our 2nd time there, we pretty much own it by now, don’t you think?) to buy some water, snacks and breakfast for the next day. Then we headed back to the hotel, I was exhausted and fell asleep very quickly.

Today we are going to do some more exploring of the city, take the bus to Sausolito, and we’re planning on going on the night bus tour. I’m excited! It’s a foggy day, but I don’t mind. That’s just a part of San Francisco. I am falling in love with this place.

Marie Alessandra
(I think the blog saves this in Norwegian time, so I’ll just add what time it is in SF right now, it’s 09:05 in the morning)

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10 Thoughts on “I’m in San Francisco!

  1. Tommy on July 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm said:

    So will you be able to find some running routes nearby? Maybe off road trails as well?
    I’m glad you are enjoying yourself, love.

    • We found a really nice one yesterday! πŸ™‚ from here to Sausalito. I’ll write about that later, I have a few days I need to write about first haha, so annoying im always too tired when we get back here to write..
      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome! Love, love, love all the pictures πŸ™‚
    Your room is pretty amazing, and it’s nice to have the kitchen so you can shop at your grocery store lol
    You did a lot for just arriving. I agree a tour bus is really nice to get a lot in and help you to know if you want to go back and explore more later.
    The houses are very cute and those famous hills! It’s looks really hilly.
    Those steps look like a fun climb.
    Enjoy and thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Karen! πŸ˜€
      I LOVE our room, it’s perfect! If you’re ever in San Fran get a room at the Canterbury or something, I think that’s the name of this hotel. I love having a kitchen in the hotel room, I’m not a huge fan of eating out all the time so it’s perfect πŸ™‚
      Haha yes, there’s so much to see and do, can’t waste any time πŸ˜‰
      It is extremely hilly, it’s awesome! Thanks again <3

  3. It looks like you are having a fabulous time. You are staying in one FANCY hotel. Just gorgeous. The pictures definitely represent the quirks of San Francisco! Fog is so typical there – it usually lifts and goes away by the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Sausolito is beautiful!

  4. Glad you had safe travels. Great job getting out and exploring. Thanks for all the pics.

  5. Love all the picture.!! I can’t believe I live so close to san Francisco and I have never explored that beautiful city. I love all of the beautiful murals on the buildings. Makes the place look so bright and unique.

    You’re staying in style also πŸ˜‰

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