If you are following me on instagram will know that Im on holiday at the moment, travelling around the West coast of America and the first stop on our trip was San Fran. Last year I took part in a J1 visa programme, which is basically a 3 month trip to anywhere in the US and you have a visa to get a job and work to pay rent and afford to live over there. Definitely the best thing I ever did, cant begin to describe how amazing my J1 summer was in San diego. So I am over the moon to be visiting California again, I just love this place!
I have never been to San Fran before so I was really excited to see if it would live up to my expectations and I must say the shopping is excellent, which is a huge plus, they have everything in a short walk from one another. My sister and I spent most of our money in Westfield shopping mall in Union Square. This place was built by the fashion gods in my opinion!! It had everything you can imagine – Bloomingdales, Michael Kors, Victoria Secret, Ambercrombie and Fitch and so much more :) Not to mention the amazing Sephora and Mac store was around the corner.
Union Square is really quaint with many artists exhibiting and selling their paintings in the square which is surrounded by coffee shops. It was a nice day that afternoon so me and my sister grabbed a Starbucks and sat on the Union Square steps and took it all in.
San Fran has real character with its high rise buildings and fast paced life style – its has a real big city vibe, If you know what I mean? We found trouble finding places to eat around Union Square as there weren’t many restaurants, believe it or not?
We stayed in Union Square for the duration of our stay which was great because it was right beside everything but we also visited Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, where we visited Alcatraz Island Prison and rented bikes and cycled over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Cycling over the Golden Gate Bride was such an experience but my God was it windy up there! And if there is something you should know is that San Fran is freezing cold!! Oh my God, I presumed it was going to be windy but nothing prepared me for they’re wether. I packed no warm clothes so I have been living in my new Victoria Secret hoody since Ive arrived so apologies for the lack of fashionable outfits in the post ;)