If you read my previous post, then you know that one of Cody’s gift’s to me was a trip to San Francisco! We just got back in to L.A. last night, and I’ve been dying to post these pictures of the beautiful city.
We stayed at the Mandarin Oriental on the 45th floor, and we had the most amazing view!
Cody told me when he was booking this trip, he went on Google and typed in, “Best hotel views in San Francisco,” and he found this beauty. (Mandarin Oriental Hotel.)
For all of my fellow Starbucks lovers out there, I’m sure you are aware that Starbucks partnered with “La Boulange” for their pastries? Well, here is the actual La Boulange!
Now on to Fishermen’s Warf… I hate to break it to you guys, but Cody and I were not that impressed with the clam chowder bowls here. Everyone says how amazing they are, but they’re honestly equivalent to the one’s at Disneyland. :/
But aside from the fishy smell, they had the cutest places in this area!
A few minutes away from Fishermen’s Warf is Ghiradelli Square, which has the entire square smelling like chocolate.
The skyline view from the boat on the way to the infamous Alcatraz!
Ever since my very first trip to San Francisco, when I was about 13 years old, I have been dying to go to Alcatraz. I remember asking my mom what it was during my first trip and I was so amazed with it. I wanted to take the tour so bad, but I was there for a dance performance, and we sadly didn’t have enough time. But this time we did! I had wide eyes the entire tour because of how interesting it all is to me. I’m kind of a freak when it comes to this type of history, and I watched about 3 different documentaries within the two days of knowing we were going to go. I took pictures, but they are so creepy, so I’d rather it not haunt my blog. lol.
We even decided to walk across the entire thing, and let me tell you, it was miserable. Although, it may have sucked because we power walked the entire thing since we were trying to get across in time to catch our tour bus to take us back. Not only that, but our legs and ankles were already dead from the two days before from how much we had already walked.
But what a great way to not only end the month of December, but the year 2013.