San Francisco

Note: This blog post is part of a series documenting a late-May road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle. For other posts in this series, please head to the bottom of the page where links are located. Thanks for reading!

This was my second time in San Francisco – the first of which came when I was much younger with my family. That trip consisted of city exploration, going to a couple of Giants games and taking a trip out to Alcatraz. It was one of my favorite trips we took as a family.

This trip was much shorter, unfortunately. We were lucky enough to stay with Alex's sister and brother-in-law for a few days as we explored the city and its surroundings. Our time in San Francisco went by in the blink of an eye – a recurring theme on this trip.


A personal highlight was the evening spent around Sutro Baths, Point Lobos and Land's End.

While I love the energy that a large city like San Francisco radiates, I enjoyed viewing it from the outside as well. The two different experiences of immersion and removal from the chaos allows me to leave the area with a deeper appreciation for the life within the interior and exterior. Places like Land's End and Mt. Davidson (and in New York, a favorite not-so-secret rooftop) allow me to breathe, relax and absorb the magnitude of the city from a different point of view.

I feel as though it's a metaphor for how we should live...every once and a while it's important to take a step back from the everyday grind. Looking at things from a distance always puts them into perspective.


A quick trip to the top of Mt. Davidson concluded our time in San Francisco. Until next time...


One more thing: Next time you're in San Francisco, do yourself a favor and go to Taqueria Cancún. Best burrito I've ever had.


Want to read more about the road trip? Check out the other posts below.

Death Valley National Park
Yosemite National Park
Pacific Coast Highway
Oregon Coast