I’m so excited to share a new travel blog series highlighting my first trip to the U S A! Our first stop was our highly anticipated visit to San Francisco where we spent Christmas and New Year’s with Alex’s family. It was the first time I had travelled to a place with a time difference greater than two hours and honey, the jet lag is real. The first thing that comes to mind is the golden gate bridge and adorable Victorian houses but what I loved the most was the diversity. Diversity in people, cultures, architecture and food. There’s a little bit of everything in SF.
Santa and his helpers on one magical Christmas night :’)
Christmas eve meal: A bountiful spread of classic In-n-out burgers and fries
Short visit to Sutro Heights/Sutro Baths : Stone ruins of 19th century bath house. We were pretty lucky with the weather – a clear and sunny day in the middle of winter.
Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park
Am I the only that thinks this pink house is just too cute?
There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Mission District and this was honestly the BEEEEST Mexican food I’ve ever had.
The pies are amazing in SF~
The one and only Golden Gate Bridge. It was kind of surreal to be standing in front of a place I’ve only ever seen in photos and movies.
Ferry Building is an awesome experience if you love to try local gourmet specialties and street food. There’s a wide range of merchants from cafes, bakeries, seafood stores, farmer’s markets and gift shops. It’s usually super busy but a local favourite is Hog Island Oyster Co.
views on the way the way to Pier 39
Boudin is a SF-based bakery famous for it’s sourdough. The bakery is open for tours and there’s plenty of seating inside to try the classic sourdough bowl filled with Boudin’s clam chowder. We loved it so much, we bought a few cans to bring home :p.
“Hey look Weng, it’s you.” – Alex
Spent a decent time walking around until we found Boba Guys in Union Square. Now I’m not a huge a bubble tea drinker but we were trying new boba stores almost every day in San Francisco. Boba Guys claim to be the highest quality bubble tea in the world with an awesome company backstory. They’ve expanded branches in other states so definitely worth trying if you guys come across one. Alex ordered Japanese coffee cola and I ordered strawberry matcha latte. Worth the 45 minute wait.
In love with the architecture.
A real, giant gingerbread house *o* gosh it smelt amazing.
Happy tiki bar vibes in the Tonga room.
Spent a quiet afternoon in Muir woods in awe of the foggy air and towering redwood trees.
Fun fact: the tallest tree in the woods is 79m tall.
Amazing matcha soft serves @ Matcha Cafe Maiko
Finished the trip with a bang at House of Prime Rib. It was amazing but I don’t know if I’ve ever felt more full :S haha
Hope you guys enjoyed this one. A bit more of SF on da way~