Tuesday, September 13, 2016

San Francisco

We wanted to go on a quick family trip before school started! Jared found cheap tickets to San Francisco. We've been quite a few times but this was the first time we took the kids. 
We flew in Thursday night. Friday morning we took them to Golden Gate Bridge. 
It was foggy and so cold! It was probably in the 60's the whole time we were there (and when we left Vegas is was 110---so a 50 degree difference). Anyways, we had to buy jackets and warmer clothes at Costco and Target.
Here we are at the bridge. 
 Proof that I was on this vacation (I believe it was the only picture I was in!)







This is Fort Point, right under the bridge. 


Next we walked around the Palace of Fine Arts. 








 This is at Fisherman's Wharf. The kids loved the Sea Lions. There was one Sea Lion that kept pushing the other ones off the platform and the kids thought that was so funny. 




We walked around the pier for a little bit. They thought this 2 story carousel was pretty cool so they went on a few rides. 
We had clam chowder in bread bowls for lunch. It was especailly yummy since we were chilly. 


 After lunch we walked to Ghiradelli square for ice cream. There were a few street performers and magicians along the way that we stopped to watch. 


We stopped by the Painted Ladies. The kids were unimpressed  (The kids really like Full House so I thought they would like this--they are in the opening credits. Regardless, they are super cute!)

Jared really wanted to go to a baseball game. It was a pretty park...right on the water. 



 The next morning we went to the CA Academy of Sciences. 


After that, we drove down the coast to Santa Cruz. The kids wanted to go the beach SO bad. We stopped and let them play. It was just so cold...I had no idea it would be this chilly in August! I swear when we have been in March and October is was so much nicer. 






The next day we went to the Pier in Santa Cruz. It is this cute little amusement park/carnival right on the beach. There are so many rides. And even though it got crowded later in the day, there was never any wait for the rides. 










 We took a few hours break to play in the ocean. 
After cleaning up and getting dinner, we went back to the park and rode rides until they closed at 10. It was a FUN day! 
Our last day we were back in San Francisco. We wanted to ride the cable cars and visit China Town. The line to ride the cable cars took so long. Then not long after we got going the car in front of us broke! So we got off and walked though China Town. But the kids weren't too impressed with China Town. So we got an uber to take us back to our car. 



 We had about 6 more hours until our flight so we decided to take the kids to the zoo. It was Monday so there was almost no one there. 




And that's a wrap! 

3 comments:

Sam said...

So many awesome pictures! I especially loved the one of Devin'so head in the sand. That needs to go in your kids' bathroom along with the other beach pictures.

Sam said...

So many awesome pictures! I especially loved the one of Devin'so head in the sand. That needs to go in your kids' bathroom along with the other beach pictures.

Chris & Christine said...

We just went to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk too! We were there on a Wednesday, August 17th! So much fun!!!! I would def go back....too bad it's not driving distance!