My family and I just landed back in Denver after a wonderful long weekend in San Francisco. There were so many things that I loved about this city. The first is that my parents honeymooned in San Francisco 35 years ago. When I asked my dad about that time in their lives, he said that he never could have guessed that every day after that trip would get more and more fun with my mom. We were enjoying a bottle of California red wine and the tears (my tears) started flowing. So sweet.
Anyways, for this trip, we had decided to rent a beautiful apartment through Airbnb in The Mission and I really loved the personality of the area. It was really fun to stay in a home instead of a hotel because we definitely experienced restaurant fatigue a few times, so we picked up dinner at Bi-Rite and enjoyed the amazing view of the city from our terrace. The Mission is full of coffee/tea shops, cool boutiques (check out Mira Mira and Voyager) and amazing restaurants. The Balmy Street Murals are definitely worth checking out if you’re in that area. The Mission is not as touristy as other parts of San Francisco, which is really nice. I also got to visit with one of my dear friends, Sarah, who I met in Columbus, but she now lives just outside of San Francisco. We hiked around Sutro Baths, had lunch at Louis’ and explored Haight Ashbury on Sunday. Overall, we walked over 25 miles over the course of three days! See some photos that we captured of our trip below. :)