Chinatown, Chestnut Street and The Palace of Fine Arts

Monday, 4 August 2014

Hello lovelies!

After a few days of exploring marinas, sailing at San Francisco Bay and getting to know San Fran suburbia we decided to venture into the city and get a taste of San Francisco City.

Saving the Golden Gate Bridge for later we caught the ferry right up to the pier and were welcomed by the amazing SF city skyline.

After a spot of shopping (how could we resist with the Westfield right around the corner?) it was time to walk through the bustling streets of Chinatown and muse around all the little bits and bobs for sale in the store fronts.

I find that the best way to discover a new city is to try avoid all the fake touristy areas and try take in the culture of the city which is why the apartment we rented out for the weekend was perfect because it was right beside all the local hangouts like Chestnut Street and the marina.

I really liked Chestnut Street with its slight retro vibe and really cool and trendy atmosphere.

On our stroll to the restaurant we paid a visit to the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. Illuminated in the setting sun you can see how easy it is to fall in love with it.

More importantly I think I found my dream car. Check out this baby blue sweetie.

Quite an eventful first day in the big city and I guarantee the next few days are just as fun-filled.

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx