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San Francisco is incredibly charming. The layout and architecture have so much character; it feels like a combination of seven cities rather than just the one. I was only there for a day and a half before moving on to Napa and Sonoma, so I fit just about everything in together AND did it all on foot. Starting with Hayes Valley—which I now consider to be a city favorite of mine—moving on to the Painted Ladies, then a quick peek at the (unimpressive) Full House house, towards the direction of Lombard St (sick zigzags), and finally finishing in the Financial District/Chinatown. I picked up on a European flare that seems unique for an American city—which I adore, of course.

The following morning I quickly toured the touristy Fisherman’s Wharf (but, great lobsta and clam chowda and general seafood mmmm), saw the beautiful Presidio, and took a pic overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge before heading up north.

After returning from Napa and Sonoma, I had half a day to finish seeing the city in the Mission District. Lunch at La Taqueria was delicious, and Philz Coffee did the trick. The District is the coolest, with graffiti and murals covering much of it. It has an extremely arty and hipster-esque vibe.

I’d say I’m pretty into San Francisco. Other places I enjoyed include Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for pastries (see baked pic below), Belcampo for lunch, Nopa for dinner, Leo’s Oyster House for rosé and oysters (see tropical looking pic below), and Trick Dog for cocktails.