I’m back with part II of our West Coast adventure. After we made our way through wine country, we took a drive down to Muir Woods National Park and hiked through the Redwoods (to be fair, it was more of a nature walk — not a hike. There were grandmas whizzing by me in wheel chairs, but I like to pretend I was a tough outdoorsy chick who hiked!). It was a magical place; not only are you walking through these magnificent massive trees, but just a few minutes down the road is one of the most breathtaking beaches and coastal views I’ve ever seen.
After our ‘hike’ I earned a tasty dinner at Foreign Cinema — and swooned over the food and the restaurant interior. We spent our last day in the city exploring, including via boat where we circled around Alcatraz and underneath the Golden Gate bridge. Such a fun way to see the city! When our boat pulled back into the docks we saw a massive group of sea lions that just chill all day right at the edge of the pier — I took about 400 pictures of them and was completely enamored — I mean, aren’t they the cutest? At the end of our trip we finished things off with a Giants game, because I like to finish all of my vacations with hot dogs and beers (and the lovely water views didn’t hurt!).
One of our favorite trips of all times! We did all that too – well, except the Giant’s game. We’ve been saying we have to go back. Looks just as beautiful and fun as I remember!
Love all these pictures! I have only been to San Francisco one, and it was when I was a young teen. I am dying to go back!
So beautiful! Craig and I officially need to get to San Francisco! Between you and Anna, I’m having some serious West Coast Envy!
That lighthouse you photographed? It’s Forbes’ Island. The only privately owned lighthouse on the west coast. It’s actually on an island. Which is actually a boat. Forbes was a boatbuilder, and he built a whole island around one of his boats – there’s rock pools, and those fully grown palm trees, and a couple of other small buildings in addition to the lighthouse. He lived on it out in Sausalito, but eventually the Sausalito Council told him to move. So he sailed the island/lighthouse/boat to San Francisco, moored it, and it was converted into a restaurant. You can only get to it via a (very short) complimentary barge ride. It’s hilarious and weird.
I LOVED Muir woods – those trees are so majestic. Looks like you had an awesome trip!