This year for my birthday, I decided I wanted to spend the weekend in a different city. I had contemplated on just going to Vegas, but I’ve done the Vegas thing and I had my heart set on visiting San Francisco. This would be my first time ever going up to Northern California, so I was super excited and I was making the trip with some of my favorite people.
Since this was my first time visiting the city, I wanted to do all the “tourist-y” things and see all of the iconic landmarks in San Francisco. The Painted Ladies and the Mrs. Doubtfire house were the top things on my list. Being a 90s kid I grew up with Robin Williams being in all my favorite childhood movies. As I got older I learned to love his more serious roles as well and just admired him as an actor. When he passed away, I sat on my couch in disbelief and cried. He will always have a big place in my heart and I am thankful for all the laughs he gave us.
The weather was amazing! Being from Southern California, it was a big change in the Bay Area. It was still warmer than I had expected, but talking to the locals it sounded like we had chosen a very good weekend to visit. To be honest, I was kind of looking forward to gloomy weather, but the sun was equally as nice.
I didn’t realize how similar this city was to New York, but I didn’t fall in love with it as quickly as I fell in love with New York. To me this city felt a lot “dirtier” and a lot more compact than the Big Apple. I just felt like I didn’t belong there. But I must admit, the city is still beautiful and I will definitely be making a trip back this summer. I really didn’t get to see as much as I would have liked, but it’s not an impossible trip to make so I will be going again.
Until next time, San Francisco.