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Welcome to San Francisco!

by Tsvete Popp

This post is part of the series USA Road Trip

Other posts in this series:

  1. Welcome to San Francisco! (Current)
  2. “49 Square Miles Surrounded by Reality” ~ San Francisco
  3. Drive Through ~ San Francisco

In today’s first post from my series „USA Road Trip“ goes through our first hours of conquering San Francisco – the first beautiful city of our road trip.

After the long flight which took about 13 hours (Innsbruck – Frankfurt – San Francisco), we landed at 8 p.m. at San Francisco‘s airport, travelling with the time and saving ca. 8 precious hours. All checks at the airport passed much faster than expected, after half an hour we had already our car and a little later we arrived even at the motel.

 

San Francisco

 

In San Francisco, the most important thing is to find the right place to stay – the closer to Fisherman’s Wharf, the better! In this city, the best way to visit the main attractions is still walking! Of course, exploring by car e.g. The Twin Peaks or The Golden Gate Bridge in the afternoon was the best way of moving through the city. For the whole stay in the USA, in San Francisco, we made our second record of walking the most miles for one day – 23 kilometres on the second day (we broke the record only in New York with 29 km per day). But walking in San Francisco was definitely much more challenging, taking into account the inevitable walking up and down the steep hills! Thank God we already had our experience of living in Innsbruck, otherwise, we would be tired only after 2-3 hours of walk 😀

 

“49 Square Miles Surrounded by Reality” ~ San Francisco


 

We “enjoyed” the 10-hour difference between San Francisco and Innsbruck right in the morning after arriving in the USA, as we woke up at 5 a.m. and at 7 a.m. we were pretty ready to take over the city! The positive side of getting up so early is that there are no tourists and people till ca. 9 a.m. at the seaside, of course, our number one goal was to meet the Pacific Ocean for the very first time!

 

San Francisco’s oceanside in the early morning has its own charm! My endless thoughts and positive feelings in these first minutes are pretty hard to describe … The view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the flying pelicans, the beautiful ships in the city’s historical national park, Alcatraz Island, the view of San Francisco’s countless hills and skyscrapers, and of course the sea lions at Pier 39

 

Hip, Hip, Hippie! ~ San Francisco


 

Enjoy the day!

 


 

San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Aquatic Park Cove - San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan Francisco
You can see a lot of pelikans in San Francisco!
San Francisco, Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Aquatic Park Cove - San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Aquatic Park Cove - San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
Aquatic Park Cove - San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Aquatic Park Cove - San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Me and the Alcatraz Island
The Alcatraz Island
The Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 39, San Francisco
Pier 39 with tones of shops, restaurants and views of California sea lions
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California sea lions
California sea lions, San Francisco
California sea lions (the reason for their migration to the pier is unclear) ... They were really cute <3
San FranciscoSan FranciscoSan FranciscoPier 39, San Francisco
Pier 39's carousel
Pier 39's, San Francisco
Pier 39's
Alcatraz
Alcatraz
San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
San Francisco
A really cool firetruck
View of the Coit Tower, San Francisco
View of the Coit Tower
The Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco
The Transamerica Pyramid- the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline
The Embarcadero Street, San Francisco
The Embarcadero Street
The Embarcadero Street, San Francisco
The Embarcadero Street
Downtown, San Francisco
Downtown Buildings
Downtown, San Francisco
Downtown Buildings
Downtown, San Francisco
Downtown Buildings
Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco
View of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco
San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

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