About once a month, my family and I venture out to San Francisco. Oddly enough, we only live a quick 40 minutes away from the city just past the Golden Gate Bridge, but truthfully, we rarely go there. This is pretty sad considering what a cool city it is and that millions of people from all over the world visit each year.
My husband and I grew up in the suburbs, so I guess I’m not much of a city girl. I don’t feel very comfortable navigating my way around the city, get frustrated looking for parking and generally don’t trust myself to know where I’m going. But when my friends decided to venture into the city, and one of them was kind enough to drive, I jumped at the opportunity!
I recently read a blog post about some urban hikes in San Francisco on Oh Happy Day, and since hiking and exploring are some of my favorite things to do, an urban hike was right up my alley.
We ventured out to Land’s End Trail at the northwestern-most point of the city.
It was super windy, but the sun and lighting were so beautiful, and it was an exceptionally clear day in the city. Usually the city is shrouded in fog, but on this evening, we were thankful it had not yet rolled in.
We actually never made it out to the trail and spent most of our time by the water.
One friend went off on her own for a short while and told us we missed a great view of the bridge. You can see the little people on the right-hand side of this image going onto the trail. Hopefully, one day, we’ll make it through the whole trail or up to Bernal Hill for a view of the city or Historic Trail.
When researching urban hikes online, I stumbled across Urban Hiker San Francisco and requested a list of the best stairways in San Francisco. That would be a fun thing to do or possibly go on a San Francisco Food Tour one of these days! Hmm… maybe I’m becoming more of a city girl than I thought (I know my husband is now laughing in complete disbelief as he reads this – ha!)