In my opinion, the best way to really see a city is to walk it. And while San Francisco is known for it’s hilly landscape, wandering from one neighborhood to the next ends up turning into a full-blown hike. An urban hike if you will. Something that my sister and I love to do on our weekends in the city. A little exercise and a little exploring. A win win in my book.
When it comes to urban hikes, the possibilities are endless. On this particular day, Kerry and I set out for a few things in particular – acai bowls, coffee, and views of the city. Our first stop was Basik Cafe on Polk street for these yummy fruit-filled acai bowls. The perfect breakfast to fuel up for our day of walking around the hilly city of San Francisco. (The acai thing hasn’t totally caught on in England yet so I made sure to get my fix while in the states!)
After acai bowls, we made our way through the mission, stopping at Ritual coffee shop for a creamy iced latte. There is no shortage of cool, unique coffee shops in San Francisco. I want to try them all! I loved the cool, minimalistic vibe of this trendy spot. And the latte was delish! Perfect pit stop on our urban hike.
Our final stop was Billy Goat Hill Park. We found this picturesque little park on instagram after we saw cool photos of a swing overlooking the entire city. Unfortunately the swing is no longer there (sad face), but the views did not disappoint! It was crazy to look back at the city and realize how far we had hiked!
Total distance covered? 7+ miles. Needless to say, we were a bit sore the next day. But it was totally worth it. And the best part about it was we got some exercise, enjoyed some yummy treats, and explored SF all at the same time. Urban hikes for the win!