Hi friends. We recently took our family vacation to California. Last year we took a vacation to California and visited and stayed with our friend who lives in Venice Beach. If you would like to read about that vacation you can click HERE.
This year we decided to visit San Francisco first for a few days and then go to Venice Beach, Los Angeles to stay and visit with our friend.
Here are a few photos I took of our stay while we were in San Francisco. We stayed in a hotel in Union Square called the Prescott and you can read about it HERE. Union Square is a great area to stay in as all of the major stores, restaurants, and hotels are right in the area.
Entrance to China Town.
Pretty statue of the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Cable Car.
Entrance to the most crooked street called Lombard Street.
Fishermans Wharf is delightful as there are many stores, restaurants and it's just fun to walk around by the water.
This is a photo of the famous abandoned prison called Alcatraz and click HERE to read about it.
We enjoyed looking at the seals.
The weather was sunny but cold around 55 degrees in the morning and 65 in the day and back down to 55 again at night time. It gets warmer in September, October and November there. You can see I'm all bundled up!
I love the old colorful victorian houses.
We took a small bus tour to the Muir Woods National Monument to see the tall redwood forest and trees. To read more about it you can click HERE. This was so enjoyable and the highlight of my trip and a must see you don't want to miss.
We then took the bus to see Saucilito and we enjoyed walking by the water and looking in some of the quaint shops. To read more about Saucilito you can click HERE.
This is Venice Beach in Los Angeles and this is the second half of our vacation. The weather was sunny and warm and about 80 degrees every day.
This is our friends beautiful pool which we had fun swimming in.
This is the view of the living room and backyard.
We decided to visit Malibu and have lunch at the restaurant Nobu and we spotted Kenny G having lunch there too and to read about him you can click HERE. It was so amazing to be eating lunch listening to the ocean. To read more about Nobu you can click HERE.
I love this back shot of my daughter looking at the ocean.
We visited The Grove for some retail shopping and you can read more about it HERE.
I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my photos of my vacation to California. I would definitely suggest you visit as it is so pretty and the weather is wonderful everyday. Thanks.
P.S. My husband was on the trip too with us but is camera shy.
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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!