Bay

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If you’d asked me what my favourite spot in SF was a couple of weeks ago, I’d probably have said the embarcadero. (Now I’d probably have to lean towards Grandview Park which I stumbled upon a couple of days ago.) But anyway, back to the main point. The embarcadero is pretty much perfect for me: it’s by the bay, it has gorgeous views, good restaurants and bars, and is near shopping.

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Photo 20-10-14 4 03 56 pmI ate at Coqueta the other day for dinner which serves delicious Spanish tapas and of course great paella:) And if you’re not a spanish food fan, there are tons of other options. The Ferry Building is right there of course, with a great Farmers’ Market on some days, and great food places inside including ice cream and healthy pretzels. The atmosphere there is great; strolling by the water and walking down the public promenades makes for a perfect relaxing day. You also have gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge from there. You can walk all the way down to Pier 39 and do the full tourist thing like I did, and even stop at Coit Tower along the way. It’s a pretty lengthy walk though so be prepared with some comfy walking shoes. If you’re in a workout mood, wear some running shoes and go for a jog (sunny + windy = perfect for running) and even stop by the Bay Club (my favorite workout place) along the way if you’re a member.

Photo 2-11-14 10 18 50 pmThe Embarcadero Centre is just a stone’s throw away, where you can do some light shopping or stop for more food; shopping would be my choice. There is however a great ice cream and cookies place called ‘Over the Moon’ and you can get delicious and healthy juices at Thrive Juicery at Embarcadero Centre 1 (also Pressed Juicery at the Ferry Building), which I love every once in a while, though I’m not a full-on juice cleanse person.

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Bring a light jacket because it can get chilly when the wind blows in from the bay in typical SF fashion. So grab some friends or take some alone time, and pop on down to the embarcadero.

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5 thoughts on “Bay

  1. Seems like somebody is living the life right now haha. Never been to SF before but it seems lovely. Why do you get to hop around the globe? Seems like you’ve lived in many countries!

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    • Yeah it’s great! I love SF so much. I’m on a gap year now so I’ve been travelling and getting work experience (finance, news anchoring and fashion/high-end retail). Where are you from?:)

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      • Hey. A gap year that’s really nice, I’ve always wanted to do that and travel the world. Seeing you doing it makes me a little jealous haha. Well, I hope that you continue to gain many fruitful experiences during your gap year(you’re doing well). Looking forward to read your blog haha. I’m from Singapore!

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      • Can you tell me a little about your work experience? I’m planning to do some myself in the U.S. and knowing a little more about what to do and what is the experience like will be nice!!

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