It seems that I find a brand new reason to love San Francisco every single day. From my obsession with Benefit to constant cravings for a La Boulange granola bowl or Blue Barn salad, there are so many little things that make this city such a perfect place for me to live.
Those minor details aside, the scenery is one of San Francisco’s most obvious draws for me (and the millions of other people who love this magical place as much as I do). Despite having lived here for nearly two years, I still pinch myself every time I drive down Fillmore from the top of Broadway on my way home from work and see the Golden Gate sparkling by the Bay - and I still spend my weekends exploring as much as I can.
With this said, I’ll never know why it took me so long to scope out the Lands End Trail by Ocean Beach - but I’m so glad I finally made it over that way on both Saturday and Sunday of this past weekend:
This is a partial view of the famous Sutro baths and the beginning of the Coastal Trail. The trail is a perfect mild walk - some hills and steps but nothing too major. With a distance of about three miles, it makes for the ideal laid back afternoon activity. I hate that these photos do the landscape no justice!
A patch of wildflowers, which are among my favorite simple pleasures in life.
There were tons of boats out on the water (sailboats on the other side of the GG Bridge not pictured) but I was bummed to miss out on seeing the shipwreck remains because of a high tide.
Interestingly enough, I think most people who visit the trail go to see the incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Eagles Point and other stopping points along the way…yet I walked away without a single photo of it to add to my enormous and ever growing collection. Too funny! There’s always next time I suppose.
In addition to enjoying the amazing weather and fresh air, I enjoyed wine and appetizers at The Cliff House on Saturday and was back for brunch on Sunday. I’m not typically one to do something twice in a row so this is a real testament to my new found love for this part of town. The Cliff House is known for their spectacular popovers, and it’s no surprise why:
Perfect lightness, flavor, everything. So yummy!
And of course, a quick shot of Ocean Beach: