Vacation Part 1: San Francisco

A little over a week ago, we packed up our bags and headed to the West Coast for a six-day vacation in California. Luckily vacation lined right up with taper, so I didn’t feel too guilty about getting away. We flew in Thursday, spent the first couple days in San Francisco, and then finished out the trip in Napa. Rather than write a novel, I’ve picked my favorite pictures throughout our trip.

Thursday

Spent the night in Pacifica, but unfortunately no time to explore

Friday

Toured the city of San Francisco by GoCar Tours. I was definitely shocked by how much I enjoyed it, and within the time frame of a normal work day, we saw every major point of the city and a few hidden gems. I’d definitely recommend looking into this if you visit a city where it’s available.

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A must stop while touring the city

Our little GoCar to tour the city

Our little GoCar to tour the city

This beautiful view

This beautiful view

Another must see

Another must see, but no sighting of the Tanner family

Where we ate:

Fly Bar & Restaurant– We stopped here for a light lunch and the food was just right. It had a fun atmosphere, and great service.

Saturday

We used Saturday as a way to explore the outer limits of the city. We started the day with my Aloha Run 5k, and then headed up to Muir Woods to check out the redwoods and take some time to explore nature.

Massive beauties

Massive beauties

7.5 hours of these wonderful trails

7.5 hours of these wonderful trails

Top of the trail views

Top of the trail views

Surreal views

Surreal views

Where we ate:

Alioto’s Restaurant- I had some high expectations going into this restaurant based on the menu and the fact it was in the heart of Fisherman’s Warf. Unfortunately, the service was horrible, and the food wasn’t anything to be excited about. Maybe it was an off day for them, but I wouldn’t go back anytime soon.

Where we stayed:

Inn at Oyster Point- I picked this place for two reasons, it had a running path and the funky decor. Both did not disappoint, and surprisingly, the restaurant/bar attached had some amazing seafood as well. It was a fun hotel, and I’d definitely go back to it again.

The two days we spent exploring San Francisco were amazing. Even though our vacation still had a few days left, it was already the best vacation we’ve ever had. The city has so much to offer and exploring the trails made me feel healthier than I have in a long time. If it’s not already on your list, you should certainly add San Francisco to you bucket list.

Stay tuned to hear about the second half of our vacation….Napa!

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