The timing worked out well this past August to head back home for a week’s worth of vacation, and when I wasn’t enjoying my time at couple of weddings (so much fun!), I got a chance to spend a day exploring San Francisco.
Going to San Francisco on a weekday is great – traffic is bearable, and more areas are free to explore on your own. My day, as planned roughly, was to take my X-T20 with trusty 18-55mm and:
- Catch the sunrise at Twin Peaks (SF fog prevented that, but still nice)
- Head over to Sutro Baths/Lands End for a hike
- Head to Financial District and eat
I woke up at 5:30am to drive over from the East Bay, and got to Lands End surprisingly quickly. No sun that morning (should have expected that), but I was still able to get a decent shot of the city.
Sutro Baths and Lands End was also very nice, my first time being in that area surprisingly. Going towards the coast and seeing the ocean is always a good time for me.
Even though it was very cloudy and cold that morning, I saw a bunch of fisherman there. I didn’t actually see any of them land a catch, but interesting subjects to take photos of nonetheless.
After spending a couple hours hiking Lands End to see if I could get a good picture of the Golden Gate Bridge (no luck), I drove over to downtown SF to eat at Tacorea and people watch at Union Square.
All in all, a great day.