Must See/Must Eat: A look at San Francisco! :)

I've been wanting to make a trip to San Francisco for the longest time now. I don't know if you all ever get that feeling where you are drawn to a place? but that is how I feel with San Francisco. I very much want to visit and see all the places this wonderful city has to offer. I have been doing a bit of research as of late and thought I would give you a little run down as to why this City is calling my name! :)

The number one/primary/most important reason I would like to visit San Francisco is to go to this place, The Beat Museum. Ever since I found out that this place existed, I want to say maybe 3-4 years ago, it has been at the top of my list of places I simply must go to in my lifetime. You may know from previous posts that Jack Kerouac is my favourite writer of all time and I adore the Beat Generation. The Beats, being the likes of Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William S Burroughs. These writers captured my heart and mind the moment I read their works. I love their passion, the way they think, their love of experiencing all of life and living it in your own way. I just have to think about the way in which Kerouac writes and I feel inspired. This museum is filled with treasures of these wonderful people, books galore and stories that I can't wait to hear. I came across this article when doing some research and think it's a great read if you want to learn more about the Museum and it's awesome founder! :) The Making of The Beat Museum 

I even surprised myself with this one. I wouldn't think the idea of going to an old prison would appeal to me, it's more of a Kelly thing, but I have read up on Alcatraz a few times and I feel to go to San Francisco and not take a tour of this place would be a waste. The history behind it, even though I have read lots of stories, intrigues me and I would love to get a first hand look and feel of the place and find out more about it. I'm curious as to the idea of creating Alcatraz and to the reasons why it didn't ultimately work.

While you can't beat good old British Dairy Milk chocolate, I am a fan of Ghirardelli chocolate and naturally, when visiting any place, I often think about the food...I mostly think about the food. :p Ghirardelli Square originally was home to the Ghirardelli chocolate factory but has since become a spot for specialty dinning, shops, restaurants, two of San Franscisco's most famous hotels and pubs. The pictures look beautiful and I would definitely want to stop by the Ghirardelli ice cream and chocolate shop, grab a hot fudge Sunday and explore the square! :)

San Francisco just seems like a place buzzing with culture, history and tons of spots to explore. In addition to my three must sees above, I, of course, want to see, walk along, stare at, the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, wander the colourful streets and maybe jump on board the famous cable cars, stroll Pier 39 and see the Sea Lions and just take in everything this delightful City has to offer. Since learning of The Beat Museum I have dreamed of visiting San Francisco with my husband, I hope to make that dream a reality soon and i will be sure to an updated post once I've ticked these places off my bucket list! :)

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What places would you recommend to explore?

Have a lovely day!
Love Lucy xx


  1. Alcatraz is an absolute must, the psychiatric/Doctors ward type bit upstairs is eery as hell, I'd love to spend a night on the island with a few friends and no one else. Pier 39 is awesome as well (You've definitely done your research), it has this incredible happy vibe to it and you could spend hours just watching the Sea Lions. The house from the Mrs Doubtfire film is in San Fran too, surely every English person has seen that film a million times ha. Union Square is gorgeous too, the actual square itself is just a big open square with a couple of cafe's so it's just a nice place to sit and enjoy life, occasionally you'll see things there like paintings and whatnot. Havn't really suggested anything new there as yeah you appear to have done your research well but the city won't disappoint ya xx

    1. Ooh that kind of sounds spooky now, but I'm sure it will be so interesting too, I would have to be brave! :p You make it all sound even more amazing Craig. I'm definitely having fun figuring out and planning a trip for future! :) It just sounds awesome and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your memories with me!
      Lucy xxx

  2. Alcatraz is definitely a place on my bucket list! You have to go and let me know your thoughts!

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