Summer Travel Series Part 1: 12 Hours In San Francisco

Summer Travel Series Part 1: 12 Hours In San Francisco

Last month, my girls and I, Kachet and Melinda, decided to spend the day in the city.  The purpose was to shoot with the amazing Rachel Radcliffe Photography, sight see and eat good food.  We did all of the above.  I LOVE the city.  It ended up being triple digit weather here in Sacramento, so heading to the Bay was the best idea!

COFFEE

SO, first things first… COFFEE…. do you guys know that I have this thing with coffee shops?!?! I am obsessed.  I am always on the hunt for cool spots with yummy almond milk lattes! Plus I am a 3 cup a day kinda girl!! We visited Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters and it was so good!!! The lattes were bomb, I am in LOVE with this pineapple wall paper and we sat there for almost an hour talking to the baristas! Must visit y’all!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

Cow Hallow & Pacific Heights

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

As I mentioned, we had arranged a shoot with Rachel and it was so much fun! We shot in Cow Hallow, Pacific Heights and right by the Lyon Steps! We shot 3 looks toal.  We did one look together and then two individual looks!! If you are looking to shoot with someone in SF, Rachel is your girl.  She is SO sweet, creative and talented!!

Lunch

After our shoot we were STARVING!!! Lucky for Melinda and I, Kachet lived in the city in the past and knew some good places to eat.  In all honesty our decision was based on the ability to find parking! We found parking right by Delarosa Restaurant! Ok, I am not exaggerating, but y’all have to go here.  They serve Roman style pizza, which is to DIE FOR!! The apps were delish and so were the drinks… you can tell the chef took time with these recipes! SO GOOD!! I love the set up inside, you can see a bit of the decor in the picks below!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

Delarosa Restaurant! YUMMY PIZZA, apps and drinks!!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

 

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

I love cool lighting and decor!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

This was right by the famous Lyon Steps!!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

Smile! Life is good!

WHAT TO SEE

Here are those beautiful Painted Ladies! The homes from my childhood show “Full House.”  It is SO weird that my kids now watch “Fuller House” but any way lol! This particular day was so beautiful everyone had brought their blankets, picnics and guitars and were laid out on the lawn in front of the Painted Ladies.  We were SO bummed that we forgot our blankets.  It was literally the perfect day to just lay there and take everything in.  Also, try getting a picture of these bad boys without 5,000 people blocking your view! An act of God LOL!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

The Painted ladies!!

DINNER

I highly suggest dinner at the Cliff House.  It is literally seated on a cliff right by Ocean Beach.  You can wait for seats by the window which yield the most breathtaking view! Sunset here is magic! I mean MAGIC! It is SO beautiful my words do not do it justice.  Besides being right on the water for a meal, the food was to die for!! We got a seafood pasta with a few delicious apps and some clam chowder! Ridiculously good! Let me warn you that parking is always an issue, but don’t give up! Circle around, people are always leaving!! You could even do Ocean Beach first and then walk up for dinner!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

Yummiest seafood and pasta!

A beginners guide to where to eat, drink and what to see in San Francisco within 12 hours!!

Ocean Beach!

Short and sweet, but easy to do in 12 hours! I can’t wait to go back to the Bay Area! The temps right now in Sacramento are brutal! This is the start of my travel series! I have a lot more fun posts coming your way! Next up is Las Vegas and where to stay! Thank you as always for reading the blog!

Photos of my by: Rachel Radcliffe Photography

All other photos by: Kachet

41 Comments

  1. Randi July 17, 2017 / 5:43 am

    I absolutely love San Francisco! I was there for vacation a few years ago and have been wanting to make it back so badly. I’d love to check out the Cliff House that you mentioned — the sunset sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    xoxo,
    Randi

    http://www.kayandcoweekends.com/blog

  2. Marette Flora July 17, 2017 / 7:12 am

    I haven’t been to San Fran since I was a child. I really need to experience it as an adult. So many places to go!

  3. Morgan Klein July 17, 2017 / 7:25 am

    The pizza from Delarosa looks to die for!!!! Thanks for sharing all of this! So helpful!

  4. Ashley DTKAustin July 17, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I’m bookmarking this for my next trip!! Looks like you had such an amazing time!

  5. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries July 17, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I’ve never been to San Francisco before but it is one of the cities I’d really like to see! That food & the drink at Delarosa looks so good!

  6. jen @ thehollyhockdoor July 17, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Thank you for the great snapshot into SF! I’ve always wanted to go – maybe when my kids are a bit bigger!? Your photos are gorgeous!

  7. xoxobellablog July 17, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Looks like you had a great time, I love San fran!

  8. Kathy Brown July 17, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Sounds like you and the girls had a wonderful day in the city. You and the girls look amazing. Rachel took beautiful pictures and it sound like you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing your day..

  9. Jenny July 17, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    We loved SF when we went! We had such a fun time exploring.

  10. Shira July 17, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I want to visit so bad! And obsessed with both your fun colorful look and gorgeous LWD!

  11. Neely Moldovan July 17, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    How fun! We went for our one year anniversary and had the best time!

  12. Jessica Sheppard July 17, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Sounds like the most fun ever! You ladies look stunning…love the laughter! Girl, sounds like I need a day with you in SF, you know all the fun spots! That pizza looks insane and the Cliff’s sounds beyond fabulous! You found a gifted photog too! Such a win, a quick but fun day in the city!

  13. Katherine - Engineering In Style July 17, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Looks like the perfect little girls escape! I go to SF every year, but I’ve never been to Cliff House! Added to my list for next year 🙂

  14. Ashley Wilson July 17, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit San Fran! That restaurant looks great!

  15. Meghan July 17, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Definitely some of my favorite spots!! I was in SF this morning but at the beach. While it is cold, it’s still such a beautiful getaway even for a day.

  16. Ashley July 17, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    What a great photo diary of your trip! I’ve never been to San Fran but I’m DYING to go!!

  17. Taylor Mobley July 17, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    One of my favorite cities that I never seem to have much time in! I love all of these suggestions!

  18. Anna English July 18, 2017 / 4:57 am

    I haven’t been to SF since college, but am dying to go back!

  19. Kait July 18, 2017 / 5:21 am

    San Francisco seems so fun! It’s definitely on my list the next time I visit Cali!

  20. Allison July 18, 2017 / 5:48 am

    I loved San Francisco when I went a few years ago and I can’t wait to go back! This is perfect for when I plan my next trip!

  21. Belle July 18, 2017 / 5:48 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to San Francisco and this post makes me ache to visit soon! Hopefully we could!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  22. Kathiey July 18, 2017 / 6:02 am

    I want to go….so many nice places. I love your white dress, looks great on you.

  23. Tif @ Bright on a Budget July 18, 2017 / 7:01 am

    It looks like you had an amazing time, even for a short amount of time! San Francisco is definitely on my bucket list!

  24. Nataly July 18, 2017 / 11:23 am

    San Fran is one of my favorite places to visit! Looks like a great trip!

  25. Maggie @ Polished Closets July 18, 2017 / 11:28 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit San Fran! This looks like so much fun!

    maggie @ polished closets

  26. Carly July 18, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    San Francisco sounds absolutely amazing! I’d love to visit there sometime!

  27. Kim July 18, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    I’ve never been to San Fran but have always wanted to go! I will have to keep your suggestions in mind for when I plan my trip!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  28. Steph July 18, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I’ve never been to San Fran and it’s on my bucket list! Looks amazing.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  29. Nicole July 18, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    So many great suggestions and you look like you had a wonderful time! I am hoping to visit San Fransisco next year, so well definitely keep this post in mind.

  30. Nicole Green July 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    So many great recommendations! I love that pineapple wallpaper at the coffee shop!

  31. Jill Conyers July 19, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    San Francisco is my all time favorite city. Second is Chicago. I never get tired of visiting either of them.

  32. Thirty30Courtney July 19, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    What a lifesaver! I plan on visiting the Bay area for the first time in December but I will only have up to one full day in San Francisco. This is exactly what I need. On another note, I love wearing white and seeing beautiful black women in it because we simply GLOW! You look fabulous.

  33. megan July 20, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    looks like so much fun!

    xo megan

  34. Taylor Ann July 21, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Sounds like fun! What a great guide to a quick day in the city. And that pizza! Looks amazing

  35. Sandy a la Mode July 22, 2017 / 7:59 am

    You must of had so much fun! Lunch sounds incredible – I love San Fran!!

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