Our final stop in the US of A before heading to Asia was the land of fog and fabulousness, San Francisco. Two relatively short road journeys, from the Metzger Farm in San Andreas to Sacramento, and Sacramento on to SF, and we were ready for three days of sightseeing.
The “City by the Bay” is home to some world famous landmarks, so we were excited to get the camera out ready to capture some of them. In line with recent trends….”gotta catch em all” (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Lombard Street is known as the crookedest street in the world, with 8 hairpin turns. It has appeared in Hollywood movies and is a hotspot for tourists with cameras.
The Twin Peaks are two hills which tower above city at 925m. The route up is a very steep walk but worth it for the view. We learnt the hard way to only attempt it on a bike if you’re the kind of person that has a wardrobe full of fluorescent lycra!
Another of the city’s famous attractions is the Sea Lions at Pier 39, located in the Fisherman’s Wharf. As you can see, there unfortunately weren’t many around when we visited. It turns out its because it was mating season and they were in warmer waters at breeding grounds.
Recognise these? They are known as the ‘Painted Ladies’, an American term used to describe victorian houses painted in more than three colours. Beautiful!
And finally…No visit to San Fran would be complete without seeing the most famous landmark, the Golden Gate bridge. We cycled across it which was great fun if a bit windy!
Have you been to San Francisco before? What sights did you see? Is there anything you think we missed? Get in touch in the comments in below, we would love to hear from you!