San Francisco, California

On the way into San Francisco, we stopped at Muir Woods.  Muir Woods National Monument is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, north of San Francisco. It’s known for its towering old-growth redwood trees. Trails wind among the trees to Cathedral Grove and Bohemian Grove, and along Redwood Creek.  You can get an idea from my pictures below just how tall the Redwoods are.

We stayed at another bed and breakfast in San Francisco.  It was previously owned by the Four Sisters Inn and my sister had stayed there and loved it.  It was called the Petite Auberge and right next door to it was another B&B called the White Swan.  The Petite Auberge is between Nob Hill and Union Square so it is a great location.

The Petite Auberge had a really nice sitting area downstairs that we went to each night for wine and snacks.  I do remember one night we stayed there and maybe drank a bit too much wine:)

San Francisco is in northern California and is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The Financial District’s Transamerica Pyramid is its most distinctive skyscraper. In the bay sits Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison.

A trip to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without riding the cable cars.  It is a fun and exciting way to get around the city and see the sights.  Here are just a few of the places that we saw when we visited.

We took a ferry ride over to Sausalito.  Sausalito has some enchanting boutique shops, art studios and galleries and a wide selection of restaurants, outdoor cafes and bistros, many with stunning views back across the bay to the city.   The picture below was one I took from the ferry ride over.  As you can see, it was a foggy morning.  Sausalito is a pretty place to visit if you have time.  We went over for lunch but spent time looking through all the shops so we were probably there half the day.

San Francisco offers something for everyone so I would highly recommend visiting the area and seeing what they all have to offer.


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