Photo Diary: San Francisco

Great food, gorgeous views and the perfect climate. What's not to love about San Francisco?

Ryan and I were fortunate enough to spend the long 4th of July holiday weekend in the city. It was the first visit for both of us, but it definitely won't be our last. There's so much to discover in San Francisco – there are so many unique districts, each with their own vibe. 

We stayed at the Marriott Marquis in Union Square, a convenient spot to almost everything San Francisco has to offer. It was a great experience – we especially loved their fantastic bar, The View Lounge, which boasts gorgeous panoramas of the city.

For convenience (and for fun!) we got 2-day tickets for Big Bus San Francisco. It seems cheesy, but the tours were super informative and the bus got us almost everywhere we wanted to go – from the Painted Ladies to Treasure Island to Saulsalito! 

Foodie highlights were Il Casaro in North Beach for mozzarella and pizza, Taquiera El Farolito in the Mission District for authentic mission burritos, Boudin Bakery for the best sourdough in all the land, and authentic dim sum in Chinatown. We literally couldn't pack in enough meals! 

Sightseeing highlights were the Ferry Market Building (of course, it was our first stop in SF!), both the Bay Bridge and The Golden Gate (we drove and walked over!), visiting Saulsalito, Land's End, and the gorgeous views of the city from Treasure Island at sunset!

Chinatown

Chinatown

Il Casaro's burrato – OMG.

Il Casaro's burrato – OMG.

Pizza at Il Casaro.

Pizza at Il Casaro.

The Ferry Building Market – a real highlight of our trip.

The Ferry Building Market – a real highlight of our trip.

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Every where you look... 

Every where you look... 

Fisherman's Wharf from the Big Bus!

Fisherman's Wharf from the Big Bus!

Sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf

Sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf

Views from Boudin's Bakery (where the sourdough magic happens!)

Views from Boudin's Bakery (where the sourdough magic happens!)

A veritable feast at Waterbar.

A veritable feast at Waterbar.

Sunset by the Bay Bridge

Sunset by the Bay Bridge

Riding to Saulsalito on the Big Bus.

Riding to Saulsalito on the Big Bus.

Foggy views of the Golden Gate

Foggy views of the Golden Gate

Love adventuring with this guy. :)

Love adventuring with this guy. :)

Views of SF from Saulsalito

Views of SF from Saulsalito

Walking the Golden Gate

Walking the Golden Gate

Walking Lombard Street – whew!

Walking Lombard Street – whew!

A true tourist trap.

A true tourist trap.

Views from Treasure Island at sunset.

Views from Treasure Island at sunset.

San Francisco at night is COLD, y'all.

San Francisco at night is COLD, y'all.

The Sutro Bath Ruins at Lands End.

The Sutro Bath Ruins at Lands End.

Lands End hike to wrap up our trip!

Lands End hike to wrap up our trip!

We can't wait to go back to SF!

Until next time,

LL