Pier 39 - View of Alcatraz - Oakland Bay Bridge from The Embarcadero - Coit Tower on Russian Hill - Golden Gate Bridge
After our Portland experience we jetted to San Francisco. We spent our time shopping around Union Square and exploring along The Embarcadero including Pier 39. Unfortunately tickets to Alcatraz were sold out during our visit but we were able to take photos from the pier. On our last morning, after we picked up our hire car, we drove to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was 12C, I was wearing shorts and fog covered most of the bridge. I was determined to see it though and I am so glad we got there, even though it was a quick visit. My favourite memory of SF, and maybe the whole trip, was having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory above Macy's overlooking Union Square. The thick fog weaving in between the skyscrapers made the view so magical. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo on our SLR but I will include an Instagram version in an upcoming post. We also ate almond milk pancakes at Little Griddle on Market Street. They were so incredible and I have since been on a mission to find a cafe that makes them at home. There was something special about San Fran. I loved the sea air, the fog in the early mornings and late afternoons, the hills and trams. Another city I could easily see myself moving to.