I’m leaving a piece of my heart in San Francisco.
I’m sitting at the airport while I write this and am realizing how badly I want to stay in this city. I spent two full days exploring and there’s still so much more to see. Why only two days, you ask? I was able to add on a couple days of vacation to a quick business trip. When you’re flying all the way to the West Coast from the East Coast, it only makes sense.
So what did I love about this place? Where do I begin?
- The views. If you want city views, you’ve got them. If you want a views of the water, you’ve got that, too. San Francisco is the definition of picturesque, in my personal opinion. The architecture here is stunning, from the famous Golden Gate Bridge to the jealous older brother of the Bay Bridge. The Victorian homes are exactly how you see them on your favorite TV shows and movies. Piers and skyscrapers live side by side. Must I continue?
- The food. I’ll admit I am a picky eater, so my opinions on food can only go so far. But if you’re a foodie, come to San Francisco. This city loves to support local businesses, so you’ll find so many unique places to eat while you visit the city. The typical lifespan of a San Francisco restaurant is six months. If you’ve made it past that six month mark, you’re considered a success. You’ll find Asian, Italian, Mexican, American and more styles of food all over the city. If you’re looking for chains, be prepared to be scoffed at. Certain parts of the city are starting to ban chain foods. These people are passionate about supporting new and local restaurants!
- The attractions. Visiting for two days was not enough. I knew it wouldn’t be, but I didn’t realize how much there was to do in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Alcatraz is a must see for anyone who loves history. There will be more posts to come on The Rock soon. Pier 39, the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Park, Washington Square and the list goes on. Let’s be honest, the city itself is an attraction and tourists flock from all over the world to visit.
I could go on and on about this city, and I will. A piece of my heart will remain in San Francisco. I’ll return again not to pick up the piece, but to leave more with it.
Sigh. I’m sad to leave you, San Francisco. Until we meet again.