I'm Allison. Lover of Jesus, Disney season pass holder, and monogrammer of all things. 
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June 23, 2017

Ten Places to Visit in San Francisco

Traveling on a national tour has taken me to some of the most gorgeous cities in America. After working in Costa Mesa, California, for three weeks, I landed in San Francisco for a six week stay. Being my first time in Northern California, I didn’t really know what to expect. But after spending time in the Bay Area, I now know this city offers some of the best food and views in the country. Here are ten places you must visit while exploring San Francisco!

Brunch at Mission Beach Cafe

The food is unreal. The matcha latte is incredible. I honestly would fly over to San Fran right now just to eat at this precious spot in the Mission District.

Lombard Street

This street claims to be the most crooked street in the world. It doesn’t matter if it is true because the view from the top of the hill is worth the stop. Grab a car and slowly make your way down this historical street.


It’s iconic. The ferry out to the island provides some of the most beautiful views of the city skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge.

There is so much history, and you can spend hours exploring the wildlife and listening to the guided tours.

Smitten Ice Cream

Y’all know I love a good ice cream stop, and this local company is one for the books. You choose your flavor, and the ice cream is made right in front of you with the magic of liquid nitrogen and ice crystals (and sugar:))

Coit Tower

Located on Telegraph Hill, this tower gives a 360 view of the city.

It literally looks like a princess tower in the middle of metropolis; so, needless to say, I fell in love.

Painted Ladies/Full House

These two stops are in separate locations, but if you have watched every episode of Full House, you have to stop at both of these houses. Cue theme song.

Muir Woods

The Muir Woods is a National Monument located a few miles outside of the city center. The trees are enormous, and the untouched greenery is a perfect getaway from town. I visited with a few friends, so we decided to hike five miles to the top of one of the trails.

Golden Gate Bridge

It would be silly not to mention one of the staples of this city. There are so many ways to travel the bridge; bike riding and open-roof buses are my favorites.

Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf

Yes, it is a little touristy, but I loved walking the boardwalk and looking at the cutest seals. We ate at the end of the pier at The Charter House restaurant, and the perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Sutro Baths/Lands End

Eat at the Cliff House Restaurant for a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, and then walk around this National Park.

The area is super windy near the ocean, but the views of the rocks and the Golden Gate are worth the trip.

Where have you been in San Francisco?!

xoxo, allison

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  1. Heidi

    June 24th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Love this post so much! It looks gorgeous there! Xx

  2. abailey

    July 6th, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Thank you so much for reading and supporting me, Heidi!

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