San Francisco is one of those cities that you fall in love with instantly. I discovered it a few years back, during a family trip. I was supposed to went back there, on my own, last year for a business trip, but unfortunately the Covid situation stopped that project. So be it! I'll take today down memory lane in this magical city, that reminds me in lots of way (and especially the sweet way of life) my dear Montreal.
The San Francisco vibe is quite different from all the other US cities that I've been to. More relaxed, more creative, more free. It almost feel like the all hippie community was still alive! It's true that this city is also well-known for having a great LGBTQ community since the 50s.
Architecture and art, especially street art, are also a big part of San Francisco.
What are the must-see in San Francisco, according to me:
- Go up the Coit Tower
- Bike in the Golden Gate Park
- Admire Painted Ladies
- Take a trip on a Street Car
- Get surprised by Alamo Street
- Go and say hello to the sea lions in Pier 39
- Visit Alcatraz and then eat a delicious Fish&Chips on the pier
- Take the boat to Sausalito and admire the sunset on the San Francisco Bay
- Get lost in the lovely hoods
To explore a bit further, while waiting to travel again:
*Read (again) "Tales of the city" by Armistead Maupin
*Watch the movie "Harvey Milk", with Sean Penn, a wonderful biopic about an activist and his political way to the San Francisco board of supervisors, making him the first openly gay man elected in the history of California.
*Admire the book of pictures "See San Francisco", that takes you to a trip to SFO.
* Listen to "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie, for an instant trip to the hippie San Francisco of the 60s
PS: Our art print is now available as a canvas, made on order by our partner, the local company Oleka. All the info can be found on our product page.