San Francisco: The Golden Gate City

San Francisco is a city filled with breathtaking views and fun vibes. It is the perfect place to go for a weekend or even a couple of days, and you will never be bored. The city has that downtown, coastal and small town feel which can be hard to find in a single location. There are so many things to experience; from outdoor activities, to historical sites, to amazing food… San Francisco has it all.

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I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite things to do and some others that I will definitely be hitting up next time I am in San Francisco. Check them out:

Golden Gate Bridge – this is kind of a given, it is the staple of the city and it is just a must see.

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Highlights from Boston

It can be hard to find things to do in a metropolitan city sometimes, especially being from Chicago where I get that kind of vibe already. But Boston had it’s own unique charm with a small city feel. The cobbled stone streets with the smaller alleys gave off a European feel to it which I adored. The city is not too big and you can get a lot done in the time being but I narrowed down some highlights for you to check out.


Charlestown and the Freedom  Trail

Charlestown is a historic waterfront neighborhood perfect for those that want to be close to Boston, but not in the hustle of it all. Make sure to go down by the marina for a picturesque view of all of Boston. Better yet, check out Pier 6, for some delicious cocktails and waterfront views.

Parts of the Freedom Trail are also located in Charlestown. The 2.5 miles trail is lined with 16 significant locations running through downtown Boston. The 1797 U.S.S. Constitution warship and its museum are in the Charlestown Navy Yard which I found was a good spot to start your trail. To ensure you stay on the trail the whole time; follow the red-lined path on the sidewalk.

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Ruins of Pompeii

An incredible sight to see for sure. Pompeii reminded me of the Colosseum in Rome. The feeling you get while walking through such history is incredible. It was hard to imagine that something that was basically in pieces was once a city and a civilization full of people. Imagining the lives of the people that spent their time in these ruins made me wonder of all the incredible stories that must have happened between these columns.

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The day spent in Pompeii was a rainy one, but also definitely an experience for the books. I spent the whole day wandering around the ruins and just picturing what these pieces of stone must have looked like back in the day.

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