{collections} a very special christmas

Monday, January 13, 2014

Have you ever been to San Francisco? If not, this is definitely one of those places you need to visit once in your lifetime. Chris and I had the awesome opportunity to spend christmas eve and day there and we had a blast to say the least!

Our trip started on Wednesday, December 24th at 6 am. When we packed our little honda civic and headed towards the 101. Since we didn't have much planned and this was our first road trip in California, we decided to take the scenic route and go up the Pacific Coast Highway. Needless to say, it was amazing. Took us about 10 hours to get there, however it was well worth it! Once we arrived, the first thing we did was check in at the ever so cute, Hotel Griffon. We were pleasantly surprised by the little boutique hotel. It was truly decorated like a christmas wonderland and the staff was absolutely wonderful and accommodating. With it's unique feel and quirky interior, I felt like a true San Francisco resident!

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The hotel was located on the bay side and we had amazing views of the bay bridge and the waterfront. It was located in such a walkable part of town that we put our comfy shoes on and enjoyed the sunny weather. We did mostly laid back and free stuff around town and enjoyed a few good local restaurants in the evening.

Here are a few shots I took while wandering around this oh so beautiful city...

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There is something very unique about San Framcisco... Maybe it's the laid back vibe you get from local residents walking around minding their own business. Or maybe it's the way the buildings are so perfectly placed together over the never ending hills. But then again, it might just be the wonder of being surrounded by water, gorgeous weather and never-ending culture. Nevertheless, it will surely steal a piece of your heart and leave you wanting more.  

Ever been to San Francisco? If so, please do share. I will definitely be needing extra tips for the second time around.

Hope you're week is off to a fantastic start and until next time! 



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