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San Francisco

Nov 27, 2019

If I’m being totally honest, I almost decided not to share a blog post about our trip to San Francisco. I ended up not taking nearly as many photos as I expected; turns out, chasing a toddler around a major city doesn’t allow for as much time for photos with the “good” cameras — shocker! =P I realized, however, when it comes to travel posts anyway… that the pretty photos are beautiful to see, of course, but people really just want to hear about the trip! So against my own weird normal preclusion of iPhone photos, I’ve decided to include a bunch below!

After a long day of travel (he did great, btw! I’m not sure what it is but he seems to do really well on flights which is amazing!), our first stop was a bounce house part to get out some energy, followed by In and Out! I think it’s safe to say he is a fan! In the evening, we headed to the Museum of Ice Cream, which, turns out, is not really a museum. Think of it as more of an Instagram experience. Not sure I’d ever go back, but they do give you different kinds of ice cream throughout the entire “tour” which made it worth it once!

What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler. What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler. What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler.

 

The next morning we went to one of my favorite breakfast spots of all time — Brenda’s. Despite a major toddler meltdown (jet lag is real), we made it through and then headed to the zoo! The best part was easily feeding the giraffe, although Landon would tell you it was riding the choo choo through the bubble tunnel and playing on their epic playground!

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Somehow, we managed to get up just after sunrise the following day to catch the morning light at the Golden Gate bridge. I remembered doing this on my last trip and it was one of my favorite experiences. Landon loved running up and down the beach, chasing birds and playing in the sand. It was a short hike to and from the beach, so we ate some well deserved Bob’s Donuts afterwards and then headed for the true SF experience… riding a cable car! Everyone else had the same idea, but we loved it nonetheless!

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That evening, we headed to Pier 39 which normally I’d tell someone visiting to avoid at all costs… but, it’s truly the perfect place for kids! Barking at the sea lions and riding the carousel was the best way to end the day!

What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler. What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler. What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler.What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler. What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler. What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler.

 

And, of course, our miscellaneous airport/plane adventures… we survived 11 hours with this kiddo, thanks to empty seats in the back!
What to see and do when visiting San Francisco, California with a family including a toddler.

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