USA West Coast - San Francisco

Gee, I just realised how much I have neglected my blog! I haven't been baking for a while, mainly because I was busy planning for trips and going for trips. I've done some baking, but they are the same old bakes. Nothing new has been ventured.

When my spouse went for his business trip in Detroit, we jumped at the opportunity to have our vacations in USA-West Coast. We decided to go San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and to Grand Canyon. This was my first time to US West Coast, though my hubby has been there at least 20 years ago. I was hoping the weather will be cooling, but it was not. I was disappointed at the hotness when we were there. If only the weather was good, I would have love it more!

For this post, I'll highlight our trip in San Francisco and our coastal drive to Los Angeles.

San Francisco Union Square
The famous and must try "The Cheesecake Factory"
Golden Gate Bridge

Famous Lombard Street where road is curvy

San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco "Boudin Bistro" at Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco World Famous "Tartine Bakery"

Stayed with my friend in Livermore. Livermore neighbourhood.

"Johnny Garlic" by Guy Fieri in Dublin. Super yummy garlic fries.

Spotted at Costco. For M&M fanatics! Halloween selection.

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf


Big Sur - Coastal Drive view

Rocky Creek Bridge

Elephant Seals spotted along the driveIMG_0397
Morro Rock at Morro Bay

Santa Barbara

Malibu along the coast

Dolphins spotted at "Moonshadow" restaurant while having lunch

Santa Monica Pier

Third Promenade Shopping Street in Santa Monica

Night drive from Santa Monica to Los Angeles. GPS indicate 30mins, took us more than an hour as highway in Los Angeles was jammed during peak hours.IMG_3381
For travellers who drives overseas for your holiday, I highly recommend you to download this app in your smart phone. Available in iOS and Android, and for USA and Europe (I think). With this, you don't even need to bring your own GPS or rent a GPS from the car rental company. I used this during our road trip and it brought us everywhere we need to go. A tip for travellers, make sure you get the full address of your location, and if possible, plan the day before when you have wifi, so that you can check through Google map if you cannot find it in this GPS. No data plan is required to use this, but you need to turn on the location services. Enjoy your self-drive holiday!


jack james said...
November 24, 2014 at 2:25 PM

You have shared an interesting blog with all of us. I also visit these attractive spots during my san francisco to las vegas bus tour. Fisherman's Wharf is most attractive places of the region but according to me Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Santa Monica Pier and Marin Headlands are also worth visiting places.

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