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San Francisco is for lovers

There’s something magical about flying into San Francisco. Looking down and seeing the water below you as the plane starts to land. Okay, maybe that part scared me a little! It’s February, and there’s just a slight chill in the air, but overall, it’s perfect. Glancing out the window in the back of my Uber, I see beautiful hills filled with cute houses stacked beside each other. The sun seems to shine brighter, and there’s what looks like a permanent Instagram filter over everything I see. I have the luxury of staying with my boyfriend who just so happens to live in a very fun area of town. He is my personal tour guide.

Living in San Francisco, it isn’t necessary to have a car. The public transportation is very good, and you can walk to just about anywhere. (Warning: Lots of hills. Note to self: work on your cardio.) If you decide to venture off, I would suggest renting a car.

On one of our little adventures, we chose to use Turo.

The experience was quite nice and it was easy to pick up the car and drop it off. Just make sure you take very good and detailed photos of the car before and after.

Below, I’m going to name a few of my favorite places I suggest visiting, especially with that special someone. There’s so many amazing things to see in San Francisco, but this will get you off to a good start.

Twin Peaks (no, not the restaurant)

Transportation I recommend: Rental car, uber, or moped

 

This is a beautiful place to visit and a great place for a photo op! Hike up to the top (easy hike) and you can see an amazing view of the bay! It truly takes your breath away! It is very windy here so ladies, make sure to bring a hair tie and a light sweater.

Sausalito

Transportation I recommend: Rental car, uber, or ferry at pier 41

 

If you decide to take a ferry, it’s about $12 a person and cruising in the bay is gorgeous. I highly recommend this way.

Sausalito is full of cute boutique shops, restaurants, and bars. It has a “small town” vibe and the locals are very sweet. Walk along the boardwalk and take in the beautiful views, and you may even see a few seals! This area is definitely more upscale in comparison to other places in San Francisco.

Muir Woods

Transportation I recommend: Rental car or uber

 

 

Entrance fee of $10.00 – so worth it!

I felt as though I was in an enchanted forest and a unicorn was going to come out from behind a tree. There was something so magical about how the shades of green just popped and the huge trees just tower over you. These trees are HUGE, the tallest one being 258ft! I’m 4′ 11″ so imagine how I feel beside one of these things! 

There’s no cell phone service, so just warning you. There are signs everywhere that tell you not to venture off, and I highly recommend you follow the path.

 

Muir Beach

Transportation I recommend: Rental car or uber

 

Sorry east coast, but the west coast totally has my vote for most beautiful beaches. Maybe it was the way the sun was setting, but I would say this was one of the prettiest beaches I’ve seen. It was a tad bit chilly, the water was freezing, but I could see people in the water swimming and surfing. People were sitting around bonfires, dogs and children were laughing and playing, and I felt many good vibes here. I saw one of the most beautiful sunsets, luckily with my beau at my side.

If you ever visit this beach, I highly recommend bringing wood and snacks for a bonfire.

 

Pelican Inn

(Muir Beach)

Transportation I recommend: Rental car or uber

 

 

Look closely, it can easily be missed! When entering and leaving the beach, you may notice a small English cottage. It serves as a bed and breakfast, but also has a restaurant and bar open to the public. This cottage is very small, the main lighting we had were nothing but candles. Don’t expect to get craft cocktails here, if you are a fan of beer, then you’ll be very satisfied.

I felt like I was in a different country when I was visiting Muir beach. After driving past big beautiful mountains, and traveling into what seemed like the middle of nowhere, I didn’t feel like I was in San Francisco.

 

There’s so many other places that I could tell you about. The list goes on and on! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about some of my favorite little spots to visit and please share in the comments below if you’ve been to san Francisco and where were your favorite places!

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