San Fransisco, CA
"I left my heart in San Fransisco" on my very first visit. One of my dear cousins bought me a plane ticket so that i could attend her quince and i'll forever love her for that (it was my first time on a plane).
I was not aware that the summers in San Fran are fairly cold... so I did not pack properly. But I learned from my mistake and now a hoodie and closed toe shoes are always a must!
There's SO much to do in SF, i still have a list of touristy things i want to do on my next visit.
Some of my favorite things to do when I'm there include:
*Golden gate bridge (idc how many pictures i have of this already, there's so many different angles and cool spots to see it from i just can't get enough.
*Pier 39 and eating the churros from the little box stands and afterwards going to INnOut where no matter what day of the week it is it's crowded.
*Lombard street it's such a cute street i wouldn't dare drive through it myself (I'm a terrible driver) but i enjoy being a passenger riding down the street... its a fun ride.
*The Painted Ladies ... although this is not exactly where Full House was filmed it still gives off a very full housey vibe and makes for great pictures. I couldn't help but sing the entire full house theme song while i was there.
*Dolores Park this park has the BEST view of the city and it's always filled with locals. Great for summer picnics. I made my cousin take a million pictures of me here, i just couldn't get enough. In my opinion its a MUST SEE.
Those are just some of the few things I love about San Fran I'm sure i left out a million other things. Hopefully on my next visit i can finally go on the Alcatraz tour and to the Ice Cream museum that just opened! Who wants to join me?! ...
P.S. Shout out to my cousin Saggy who's always down to go on adventures with me when i'm in town, love you boo boo.
I've been to Dallas a couple of times now and I have to say it's a pretty cool city....but if you ask someone from Dallas they'd say "IT'S THE BEST CITY, ever".
I'll give them credit though its a neat place but definitely not the BEST. Would i live there, NO. Do i recommend people to visit, YES.
Some of my favorite places in Dallas include:
*Deep Ellum its a cute weird city with lots of art work and great local breweries (I'm suddenly into beer). They have an awesome pizza joint called "Serious Pizza" and if you're into dancing theirs a great dancing spot called "Salsera" (fun fact: if you know the youtuber Casey from JKfilms his parents own this place). It has a Tex-Mex vibe to it and they even play Selena songs, can't beat that.
*Downtown Dallas very general i know but i really appreciate the FREE trolley that takes you all around downtown. It's the cutest thing ever... just make sure if you're there in the summer to take a water bottle because it is HOT as hell and try to avoid sitting next to the super musty people, it can lead to a headache.
*Reunion Tower i recommend going here just once. The view is completely worth it.. and according to my Dallas friends the Dallas Skyline is the best in the states. LOL i don't exactly agree but if you ever go check it out and let me know what y'all think.
*Dallas Museum of Art I love a good museum and this one is pretty great plus its FREE. Theirs a couple exhibitions that require a small fee but i'd say if you just want to see the basics there's plenty to look at, it's huge.
P.S. Thanks to my cousin China bear and her little family for always being the best host and taking me around town whenever I visit, love youuuuu.
I didn't expect anything from this city but i ended up really enjoying it. I was only there for 30 hours and I sure did make the best of it.
I'm sure there is a lot more to this city than what i did but for the sake of time this was all I was able to do.
Fun fact: We walked the ENTIRE day so everything was fairly close.
*Heinz Museum did i mention i love museums ?! My coworker mentioned that he'd be going there the next day and asked if i wanted to tag along so that's how i ended up there. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I thought the entire museum would be focused on Ketchup and all its products so i was a little skeptical about it ... but when I got there i realized that was not the case. (coming from GA i thought it was going to be like the world of Coca-Cola).
The museum includes 6 floors and each level has a different focus. It was an interactive museum so there was a lot of cute games in between and it was perfect for people who love taking a million pictures. We were there for almost 3 hours. TOTALLY recommend if you ever end up in Pittsburgh.
*Yellow bridges there are soooo many yellow bridges walking through one was a must for me and of course a picture so y'all know it happened.
*Duquesne Incline this is a short ride up a hill that takes you to a street where you get an amazing view of the city. The downside of this was waiting in the long line but it was definitely worth it once you made it to the top. Plus the ride was only like $1.50 so its fairly cheap.
Fun fact: they only take cash... and guess who didn't have cash?! yep me! The lady trusted us and let us go up and she told us we could pay on our return ..... but guess who didn't go back down the same way?! yep ME.
This one is pure and simple
I loved and had so much fun on 6th Street. "Keep Austin weird" is the perfect way to describe this city.
I was only there for about 16hours on a Saturday night so i made the best of my time. One of my good friends from Dallas met up with me so luckily i wasn't going to be alone and one of his cousins was actually there attending a festival so it turned out to be even better, the more the merrier.
I used to go out A LOT and drink my fair share of alcohol but it had been a while since i got drunk ... so I took full advantage.
There's endless bar options and i dare say all of them are a good time. The people were so friendly and everyone is just out in the streets having a blast.
(I've never been to bourbon street at night in New Orleans but someone mentioned to me that 6th street is a lot like it ... just a lot cleaner and you can't walk around with drinks.)
One of the last bars we ended up at was playing cumbia so i didn't want to leave (I'm not even good at dancing cumbia but when you're drinking you just think you have allll the moves haha).
I know their is way more to Austin than just 6th Street but i just didn't have enough time to explore. I woke up extremely late and with a mild headache the following morning so all i had time for was lunch and of course a quick stop at VOODOO doughnuts! SO YUMMY.
i'll be back soon Austin!!
Seattle was one of the first cities i visited when I started working as a FA. I was thrilled to be going because everyone always has good things to say about the seattl and they were right!
It reminded me a lot of San Fran and i think that's why i ended up loving it. I had a full day in Seattle and just as i try to do with every city i visit...i made the best of it.
*Chihuly Glass Museum ... i just realized I'm a museum dork, sort of. This place was absolutely stunning! It wasn't a huge exhibition but it sure was beautiful. I wanted to touch everything i saw but unfortunately i wasn't allowed to do that. I left the museum wanting to take a glass class but I never followed up.
*The Taste of Seattle luckily the weekend that i was there this event was going on at the park nearby. There was endless food trucks options with all sorts of food. This is where I tried lobster fries for the first time ... and ever since then regular fries just aren't good enough. I picked up so many free things out of this event it was just great.
*Gum Wall as icky as that sounds it's a must! Just don't touch it haha.
*Pike Place Market just the whole experience of watching the workers toss the fish around was enough for me. I didn't enjoy the smell so much but it was pretty fun to watch that go down, surprisingly enough they caught it every single time!! They also have the most beautiful flowers all around the market and the ORIGINAL starbucks is right in front of the market ..you can't miss it, it's the one with the extremely LONG line.
I'm dying to go back to this city because i know i didn't do half of what it has to offer. One day just isn't enough sometimes.. or more like never.
ANNNND... i just realized how lengthy this post has gotten (I get pretty carried away sometimes). So for your sake I will continue my list on another post another day.
Let me know what your favorite cities are and maybe one day i'll make my way to it or maybe i have already visited and i just didn't get the whole experience.
As always thank y'all for the continued support, it means the world to me.