It’s Tuesday, not nearly close enough to the weekend. Yet I am sitting here reminiscing about my recent trip to the Bayside. Oakland, San Francisco and the City of Berkeley! Much like Austin the bay was a place I hadn’t visited yet, but knew I would love. Home to liberals, hippies, hipsters, techies, immigrants, yuppies, and every other now trending generation. A place where you must come hungry, and ready to hike.
I had the fortune of visiting two of my girlfriends who lived in the area. Which helped immensely with navigation (sort of!) and local spots. Even though I was on tourist mode with my huge camera.
Here’s my take on the bay:
San Francisco is incredibly picturesque. The City of Berkeley is young and creative. While Oakland keeps it real.
-Ferry Building, San Francisco
-San Francisco, Chinatown #werk
– Bob’s Donut & Pastry, San Francisco
Where else would we have been on National Donut day in the Bay. This shabby shop is family owned and still makes their donuts from scratch. These donuts are classically fried, taste sweet and have lots of texture, amazing! But no dogs are allowed.
Having a full on FAT meltdown.-Lombart Street, San Francisco
The world’s most winding street.
Every corner of San Francisco is charming. Its streets can challenge you with steep hills or surprise you with beautiful views.
-Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco-The Fox Theatre, Oakland
I strongly believe that Berkeley is the capital of food porn. You will find the most unhealthy and creative food combinations. Like these ridiculous cheese fries, from Smoke’s Poutinerie. Or this cookie ice cream sandwich from Cream.
The Golden Bridge, San Francisco
Ilana and Abbi, also known as Taylor and Charlotte, from Broad City. (The now local and used to be local girlfriends)
I had never sat by the ocean with 3 layers of clothes on. Over the weekend the weather was between 60 – 75 degrees. Takes some getting use too.
-Dolores Park, San Francisco-Billy Goat Hill Park, San Francisco
Seafood brunch in San Francisco, with 4 different types of oysters. Oh lord!
-Mission Rock Resort, San Francisco
I promise to come back bay bay.