Postcards From San Francisco

I got back from San Francisco Sunday morning and slept for 14 hours straight because I was so jet lagged. Feeling refreshed I thought I would share snaps from my recent trip to SF. I bought a ticket last minute and decided to wander SF on my own (traveled by myself for the first time!) and meet a friend while I was there. To be honest, last time I visited two years ago I was underwhelmed. Partly because my stay at an airbnb was horrible, but I decided to book my stay at a hotel this time and am so happy I did. I stayed at Cartwright Hotel (not sponsored, I paid for my stay) and really enjoyed my stay here. It's located in Union Square so it was in the heart of the city. The weather was amazing! Sunshine with scattered clouds with the temperature in the 60s. I didn't take my DSLR because I wanted to relax and not worry about content so I apologize for the low quality photos. These photos were taken with my iPhone, I hope you enjoy my recommendations and photos!

Places to visit:
*Sausalito, perfect view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can walk, bike, or take the ferry here. I took the ferry from the Ferry Building and it cost me $12, make sure to check what times the ferry departs.
*Ferry Building, come here during the weekends because their farmers market is open! Countless vendors and they have amazing vegan donuts called donut farm.
*Painted Ladies, what's a visit to SF without stopping by to see the Painted Ladies. I wanted to visit again since I grew up with Full House and didn't have an itinerary this time. Last time I came I was a bit underwhelmed but they finished construction in the park and I think it's worth a quick visit. If you're in need of a break, you can take a 15 minute walk to Boba Guys.
*Twitter Market, it's also known as The Market. It's a space that basically an all in one - grocery store, shops, and there are multiple spots to eat. I picked up lunch at Project Juice, their dragon bowl is yum!
*Union Square, no brainer if you're looking to shop and dine. Cute photo spot is Maiden Lane (thanks Joan for the tip)
*Nob Hillpretty view of San Francisco. The photo I took was next to Mark Hopkins Hotel. Lombard Street is nearby as well.
*Mission Dolores Park, a beautiful park located in the Mission District. I recommend eating at Kitchen Story if you're in Missions and walking to the park. A beautiful view of SF!
*Native Co if you're feeling healthy and Coffee Cultures for a cup of joe. Located near each other.
*Faction Brewing, located in Alameda. I rarely drink alcohol but this spot has a stunning view of San Francisco.
*Samovar Tea Lounge, my favorite spot in SF. If you love tea or just want somewhere to chat, this is the place. Came here two years ago and came back because it's just a lovely spot. Their chia pudding is pretty delicious.
*Osha Thai, I came back here the first time I was in SF, but this time to try their mango sticky rice.  I've been hooked on it lately and it was just what I was craving. Get a glass of moscato d'asti - my favorite drink since it doesn't taste like alcohol. Sweet and bubbly! It's located across from the Ferry Building.
*Sweet Maple, Super Duper Burger, Yuzuki, Mission Beach Cafe, and Mamas on Washington Square
some places I didn't get to go but recommended.

Any spots you recommend next time I visit?

Love, Sharon


  1. How fun! Your trip seems so cool. I loved visiting SF. Thanks for sharing your recommendations and pictures. :)

    1. thank you jennifer :) so glad you enjoyed your trip to san francisco!

  2. great pics! I live in SF and it's great to see your photos of the city

  3. Low quality photos? They look amazing!!