Travel Guide Pt.1: San Francisco (+OOTD)

DSC01494Lace Top: Marshalls (similar option here)| Cardigan: Forever21 | Leather Jacket: A market in Italy (similar one here) | Denim: GAP | Sunglasses: Free People | Purse: Steve Madden (on sale!) | Flats: Target (so comfy!) | Sneakers: Target (shoes for biking) | Umbrella: totes (on sale!)

Recently my best friend, Mariana, moved out to San Francisco for her job and although I had heard so many great things about SF, I had never actually been myself! My friend, Natasha, hadn’t been either so we decided to take a trip to visit Mariana! Sometimes when friends move away, I small part of me gets scared that I’ll never seen them again but I’m glad this isn’t always the case. ❤

Natasha and I were absolutely blown away by San Francisco. We just could not believe how beautiful the city was and how it basically has everything you could need: places to hike, the beach, the city, etc. Unreal city- I still can’t believe it’s Mariana’s new home. The jealousy level was high. Lol We loved having Mariana show us around her favorite spots because she really gave us a feel of what is was like to be a local in SF. See below to see everything we did! (For additional food recommendations, check out my other post here).

DSC01510.jpgSo our first full day in SF actually started with some rain but luckily it didn’t rain too long. Natasha and I each packed an umbrella and jackets to combat the cold and wind. It was really surprisingly how rapidly the temperature changed in the sun vs. shade and once the sun started going down.DSC01492DSC01512

Financial District– My day started in the financial district because I was fortunate enough to tour the Sephora Corporate Office which was a dream come true!! The financial district had a great city feel to it and the architecture was beautiful!DSC01490

Philz Coffee– My former coworker and I met up and grabbed coffee from here! It is really popular on the west coast and we got the mochas which were great. Try the iced Mint Mojito coffee- it is SO incredible!

Ferry Building– If you love little markets, then you will love it here! Natasha and I literally ate at four of the different stands in here because we wanted to try everything! I recommend taking some small snacks and eating it by the windows that face the water! I really enjoyed getting the champinones empanada from El Porteno and recommend Blue Bottle coffee here (which I’ll talk about in a post next week.)DSC01504DSC01497.jpgDSC01502

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge- Biking this bridge literally turned our day into the BEST day ever. It was so scenic and life just felt so surreal. We got our bikes from Basically Free Bike Rentals  for $25 and it’s basically free because on the bike trail, they have a store called Sports Basement where you can return the bikes and redeem the $25 as store credit! I got a CamelBack water bottle with my credit!DSC01588.jpgDSC01523DSC01536.jpgDSC01547.jpgDSC01550.jpgDSC01600.jpgIMG_0556.jpgThe wind was seriously insane. Trying to go around the structures on the bridge was so difficult because the wind almost knocked my speed to 0 mph. LolDSC01593.jpgDSC01582.jpgWhen biking this bridge, you can’t help but feel like life is amazing! I was getting so inspired by the way I felt & decided I’m going to write some blog posts about “How to feel alive” or “Top places to go to feel alive”. Ha This bridge gives you all the feels.

Vista Point– We parked our bikes and went on a walkway that basically went under the bridge to get to this view point. It was so pretty and allowed us to get great shots of the bridge!DSC01568.jpgIMG_0553.jpg

Off The Grid– This is a food truck festival that happens on Fridays in the city and in some other locations as well! This was the perfect end to our biking afternoon (it was on the trail). There is music playing and just an all around happy vibe!DSC01605.jpgDSC01607.jpgWhen you’re at Off The Grid, please get a PB&K sandwich ($8) from The Grilled Cheez Guy truck. I added banana and it was amazinggg. Natasha and I finished it so quickly!DSC01613.jpg

I’m going to write two or three more posts about our trip to San Francisco! I can’t wait to share more about this city! It seriously blew me away!DSC01509DSC01513

What do you like to do in San Francisco?
❤ Emily

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