Walking San Francisco

Over the last few days, I've been playing tour guide for my aunt and cousin who are visiting San Francisco. While that means I haven't had much time to hit the climbing gym or go running, it does mean that I've been doing a lot of walking.

And I mean a lot of walking!

Just this weekend, we've walked back and forth along most of the northern side of San Francisco (around 5 miles), through Sausalito, along Haight Street and, today, along the Hillside Trail at Muir Woods. If you haven't visited Muir Woods, you should definitely add it to your list for the next time you're in the Bay Area. It's educational, beautiful and a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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The redwoods are stunning! It doesn't matter how many times I visit, I am always in awe of them. Words aren't really enough to describe them, but I'll do my best. They are just so incredibly massive! Some of them are wider than a car, and they're too tall to capture with a normal camera lens. It's always entertaining watching everyone try to crouch down and get creative with angles in hopes of showing their friends at home how tall the trees are.

In Muir Woods, there are a few different loops you can take from the main parking lot depending on how much time you have. I like taking visitors down the Hillside Trail, which is long enough to get you out of the crowd near the entrance but not very strenuous. The cafe near the entrance has pretty tasty, reasonably priced food, too, so it's always fun to end the day with a cup of coffee and a pastry.

After lunch in Sausalito, we came back to San Francisco for a few photo ops with the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally, this particular area is super windy and cold, so it isn't a pleasant experience aside from the resulting images. However, it's been very hot and sunny in the city, so the ocean breeze was very welcome.

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To close out the day, we headed to one of San Francisco's most beloved ice cream destinations, Bi-Rite Creamery, to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. It never fails to disappoint. I had two flavors: brown sugar with ginger-caramel swirl and Tcho chocolate.

Combined with the warm and sunny weather, it was absolute perfection!

It's been a wonderful visit so far...looking forward to a few more days of exploration!


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