Our penultimate day in San Francisco was packed from morning to night, so be warned: there are lots of photos in this post!
We began at Lombard Street, which was absolutely teeming with tourists, but ya know, it’s one of those must-sees regardless.
Plus there were great views from the top!
We moved the car to a parking station and were rewarded with some unexpected stunning views of the city and bay.
I recall watching the movie Mon Oncle with my dad when I was young so I had to take a snap of this – how great is the poster art?
For lunch we went to the famous Tony’s Pizza in Little Italy. Uh-mazing.
We took a post-prandial stroll (yes, I totally just used that in a sentence – that’s one to tick off the life list) and admired the adorable colourful terrace houses.
(Is this like Platform 9¾?)
It was a gorgeous sunny day (finally) so it was perfect to enjoy Pier 39.
It was now time to catch our cruise to Alcatraz Island.
The tour was quite interesting and thankfully not terrifying like it was the last time I was there (age 6).
It was wonderful to watch the sun set over the city skyline.
We returned to shore and enjoyed all the twinkling lights.
We finished our day with an indulgent dessert and coffee at the Ghirardelli chocolate shop – our Christmas gift to the family. I certainly didn’t remember everything from our trip here when I was little, but unsurprisingly this was one place that had stuck in my memory all these years!