Hello lovelies! I'm so excited to have one of my blogging besties, Lyndsay from Simply Lyndsay, taking over my blog today! She and I share a lot in common and hit it off instantly! She is one of the sweetest people I know and is always so positive and optimistic! Her blog is one of my favorites so be sure to head on over and check it out! :) Without further ado, Lyndsay . . .
Hi everyone! I'm Lyndsay! I’m so excited to be guest posting for Michelle while she’s off exploring Chicago and seeing Jason Aldean AGAIN! I thought I’d share some pictures and a few tidbits about my latest trip to one of my favorite cities, San Francisco!
The Golden Gate Bridge
I think often times it's the icon of the city. Whether you remember watching the Tanners cruise across it during the opening credits of Full House or you see it flash across your screen during a 49ers Monday Night Football game on ESPN, the red suspension bridge is iconic with the city by the bay.
Lombard Street - "The Crookedest Street"
Lombard Street is known as the "crookedest" street. San Francisco is a city built on many, many hills, and I was told that this street was built with these curves so that way back in the day horses could navigate the hill more easily. It was a hike to get to the top, but the view was pretty!
We spent many nights down by the wharf. Yes, it's packed with tourists, but it's just a great place to be. There are great restaurants with some of the best seafood I’ve ever had, street performers, and beautiful views of the bay!
Alcatraz, also know as “The Rock,” is an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, and it’s also home to probably the most well known federal penitentiaries. It closed its doors in the early 1960s, and now there are tours of the historical prison. We took a night tour, and enjoyed beautiful views of the city while we were there. (The first picture at the top of this post was taken from Alcatraz.)
A trip to San Francisco is not complete without at least one ride on the cable cars. We caught the Hyde-Powell line at Fisherman's Wharf and rode it all the way down to Union Square.
AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants
I have to admit it was a little difficult walking the streets of San Francisco seeing all of the 2010 World Series Championship signs and flags. As a Phillies fans, the memory of losing the NL Championship is still fresh in our minds. Anyway, that aside, AT&T Park is a beautiful stadium. It's right on the water, which makes for beautiful scenery (and bitter cold conditions even in June)!
The Painted Ladies
Other than the Golden Gate Bridge, this picture is probably the other iconic picture of San Francisco. For my generation at least, it's the Full House houses. This picture was taken from Alamo Square Park. We saw it once on our city tour when it was rainy, and then we went back on our last full day because I needed a sunny day shot! Both times, there were many people there just enjoying the beautiful view of the city.
I loved reminiscing as I wrote this post! I hope you enjoyed the pictures and my commentary about the city. San Francisco is such a unique place, and it’s definitely one of my favorite places to visit!
Michelle, thanks for having me, and I hope you’re having a wonderful time in Chicago!