It’s already mid-August ahhh time is flying by. This past weekend I celebrated my 21st Birthday! I spent it with my family by going on a 4-day weekend road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We decided a road trip has been long due. The last time I went to San Francisco was 6 years ago!
It’s crazy to think I am already 21 lol because I still act childish and love to play around with the people that I am really close to. Many who don’t know me too well usually think I am a bit older and when I ask why, they say it’s because I carry myself as mature. Either way, I am forever young at heart haha!
Day 1: On my birthday we woke up super early in the morning to start heading to Monterey. We spent a night in Monterey because we wanted to explore that area and oh my – it is SO pretty. If you haven’t seen Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Seaside… you are missing out!! I highly recommend seeing the 17 mile drive scenic view because it takes you all the way along the coast with so many cool views. All you have to do is follow the red lines on the road to arrive at an enchanting world full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests and iconic golf courses. It is one of the most scenic drives in the world as you meet the inspiring Lone Cypress, ponder the giant trees at Crocker Grove, digest the untouched beauty at Fanshell Beach, behold the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe, stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay, and much, much more.
A little heads up: Admission to the 17-Mile Drive is $10.25 per vehicle, cash only. The gate fee is reimbursed with a purchase of $35 or more at all Pebble Beach Resorts restaurants, excluding Pebble Beach Market. Admission is complimentary for overnight guests of The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero. The gates are open to the public from sunrise to sunset only.
I really wanted to visit the Monterey Aquarium, but we didn’t have enough time since we were there for only a day. However, if you ever visit Monterey, try to check it out! The Monterey Aquarium is known to be one of the best since it is world-famous!
Days 2, 3 & 4: After spending Thursday in Monterey, we head to San Francisco and stayed there until Sunday. On the way to San Francisco, we stopped by at Downtown San Jose, Fremont, and Hayward – they are such beautiful cities. Our hotel in San Francisco, Villa Florence, was in the middle of Union Square which was so nice and convenient to be close to the main attractions we wanted to see.
Places I saw in San Francisco
Westfield San Francisco Center
Palace of Fine Arts
Mosaic Stairs on 16th Ave
Golden Gate Bridge
Mission Dolores Park
Oakland Bay Bridge
Thank you to everyone for all the sweet birthday wishes and messages! I read every single one and I cannot even express how happy it made me too see how many people care about me. Love you all!
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