BY THE BAY


Leisurely afternoons in San Francisco are the best. I'm free to wander around with no plans in check. I wish I could cover significant distance by foot in San Francisco, but it's nowhere near as walkable as New York. However, whenever I do get a chance to walk, I do.

Our first stop was Le Marais Bakery for some sweets, and lucky for us, the outdoor seating was open. My dad had taken us here a few years ago, and I didn't realize it until I went inside. It's not the prettiest interior -- dark, factory-like, wooden everything, but the patio section is quaint.

We were enjoying our afternoon on Chestnut Street, and somehow ended up having walked all the way over to The Palace of Fine Arts. It's like a slice of Europe in San Francisco.

Right across from the Palace of Fine Arts, you'll find yourself face to face with the Golden Gate Bridge. On a clear day, it's quite the view. Even on a foggy day, it took my breath away.

Walking across the bridge is still on my to-do list! And apparently, hang gliding is the go-to choice for a bird's eye view.

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