After a week exploring the leafy Pacific Northwest, it was time for the final leg of our trip: a weekend in San Francisco.
I’ll admit: I felt a little guilty that we’d left so little time to explore this complex and veritable rainbow of a city. In fact, I’d been so fixated on the idea of exploring Seattle and Portland – dreams of hipster coffee spots and dark forests filling my mind – that when it came to planning our own PNW road trip, San Francisco had been a bit of an after thought.
Embarrassingly, we decided to visit the city as it seemed a handy place to finish our trip, return our car and fly home to London.
However, and as we approached its golden bridge – the light bouncing off the waters of the famous San Francisco Bay – I immediately regretted our decision. Ahead of us the city balanced like a wave on a hill; pastel rows of houses tumbling downwards and the Pacific blue ocean framing its edges.
I panicked: had we left enough time to really experience this city? Would 48 hours in San Francisco be enough?
As it turns out, and after some fastidious planning, a weekend in San Francisco was all we needed. In the space of just two days, we explored its rainbow-painted streets, gawped at its vibrant street and sampled some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.
Below is the itinerary that we followed – ideal for those of you, who like us, might be a little short on time.