This is a first. ell, definitely not the first time I've been totally envious of a Local. But! The first time we're spending the week with a travel professional, full-time travel blogger, Jessica Wright @bontraveler. we're getting serious around here. "Spending over half of the year on the road, I have a passionate love for change. I love finding myself somewhere completely unfamiliar, or returning somewhere that is close to my heart. With a French background, culture is at the root of my soul. Now, being married, I love sharing a life of adventure with my husband based out of San Francisco.
It's a city of a thousand views. You can visit once, and never have the same experience again, something that will keep you coming back time and time again.
I am launching a company with a few other founders called Will Journe @will_journey. It's a website that is for travelers who want to spend their time exploring rather than researching by way of in-depth itineraries. I am very excited for the launch, so stay tuned!"
Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I'm the traveller behind the travel blog @bontraveler. When I'm not SFO outbound, I am home here in San Francisco. I often spend most of my time at home working behind the computer screen, and when I need inspiration, I head to the vibrant culture that is SF. There's so much here, both old and new, that I can never get enough of. This neighborhood is an old time favorite, the area of Nob Hill. Grace Cathedral @gracecathedral is one of my favorite places to go to walk around and be amazed by the architecture.
(at Grace Cathedral)
The light in San Francisco always amazes me. This classic cable car is a frequent sight here in San Francisco. I can't seem to stop taking photos of them no matter where we are. It reminds of what a wonderful city it is to call home. No matter what time of year it is, it's always bustling with new visitors and friendly faces.
(at San Francisco)
The cafe scene is alive and well in San Francisco. One of my favorite neighborhoods for this is Hayes Valley, where this European gem is based. 20th Century Cafe @20thcenturycafesf serves up dishes inspired by Eastern Europe, and they are certainly delicious. I retreat here in the early afternoon to take a break and meet up with friends.
(at 20th Century Cafe)
It truly is the city of a thousand views, no matter which angle you look at it from. SF is stunning at dusk, and Billy Goat Hill is the perfect setting to take in the night. I found this swing by way of a friend, and it always seems to be getting repaired and replaced, so it's always a surprise if it will be there!
(at Billy Goat Hill Park)
There are plenty of "touristy" things you can experience here in San Francisco, some are worth skipping, and others are definitely worth doing. It took me forever to rent a bike, and peddle across the Golden Gate Bridge, but when it came to, it was one of the best times to date. The views from the bridge back into the city are stunning, and completely postcard worthy.
(at Golden Gate Bridge)
Rolling hills, grey skies, and it's your typical winter day in the city. There's something inspiring about these days, the kind of day that sparks creativity, and it's completely okay to be inside. Driving around the city, the textures and color tones are beautiful no matter what time of year.
You can never go to long without eating in SF, as the food options are endless. A newly opened place this year is called Bon Marche @bonmarchesf, a French eatery. With a wide variety of classic Parisian dishes are tasty, and I love the look of this quaint bar.
When it comes to the arts and discovery, I head straight to the Golden Gate Park. I often frequent the Academy of Sciences @calacademy, even though it's thought to be for kids, the place is just as amazing for adults too. I love the aquarium, the three floor butterfly exhibit, and a hello to the penguins is always in order.
With a quick hop across the park, you can head straight over to the De Young Museum @deyoungmuseum. Whether you choose to go to exhibit or not, you can head to the top of the tower for free for a beautiful view. The 360 degree glass room is so incredible to just hang out and soak it all in.
(at De Young Museum)
Moving on to another great destination in Golden Gate Park, the SF Conservatory of Flowers @conservatoryofflowers one of those must-see places. I go about once a month, just to walk through the indoor space that is filled with the lushest of gardens.
To cap off any day, Twin Peaks is your ultimate destination. The view over the city from one of the highest points is surely amazing. Thank you for following along on this journey through my city San Francisco. You can find more of my adventures @bontraveler or bontraveler.com
(at Twin Peaks)