My Husband and I decided every year for our anniversary we would go on a trip. Last year we went to Thailand and it was amazing! We vlogged the whole adventure. If you are interested in seeing a post on Thailand travel tips & recommendations comment below. This year we decided to stay a little closer to home and go to California. Neither of us have ever been on the west coast and what better way to celebrate than with a mini road trip along the coast. The views were absolutely breathtaking! BTW, if you are planning your own trip and need some ideas & tips check out the itinerary I made for ours.
We started off our first day in SF with these yummy Vietnamese sandwiches from FRESH BREW COFFEE.
This was our first cable car ride! And we got on for free! No one wanted to take our money which was really strange. :/
Our ride ended near Fisherman’s Wharf, another great location to check out! There is fresh seafood, the sea lions at PIER 39, and the SF Bay bicycle trail.
Another part of town we decided to check out was Chinatown. We heard of this Fortune Cookie Factory where you could go to see how the cookies are made and get free samples! And if you wanted to take photos they charge a small fee of $1.
For dinner one night we ate at Manna, this great Korean Restaurant. It probably is one of the best K-Food experiences we have ever had. And we have tried out a few restaurant here in NYC (in the city & flushing). Their mouthwatering dishes, Dol Sot Bibimbap & Dae Ji Bui Kogi, totally hit the spot!
For a dessert spot, I recommend Mission Pie. If you are a pie girl like me, then you’ll love their classic banana cream pie. David tried the rhubarb pie & loved it.
One of our favorite experiences in SF was the hikes my cousin Tabby took us on. We did a short hike through Muir Woods (such a magical place) and another, the same day, at Muir Beach. The Muir Beach hike was probably my most favorite; I was huffing & puffing by the time we reached the top, but it was WORTH IT! The views were indescribable and the photos we took don’t even do it justice. It’s place you need to see for yourself.
And just when I thought it couldn’t get anymore beautiful…our drive through Route1 heading to San Diego was stunning.
And of course we stopped on road sides to take some selfies. Haha. 😉 Check out Part 2 of our California Photo Diary: Carmel-by-the-Sea & SUBSCRIBE to stay connected!