72 Hours in the Bay Area

January 18, 2017

My friend (and bridesmaid) Malorie came to visit this past weekend and we honestly had the best lineup of activities that I just had to share. Whether you live in the Bay Area or just visiting for a weekend, here is a fun list of things to do while you're here!

Day one: San Francisco. This city has a million things to do and see, but my favorites are usually centered around food. Malorie had been doing some research and suggested we go to high tea at The Palace and it was honestly the best and I couldn't recommend it enough. 

 It was pretty spendy, but totally worth it in my opinion! Make sure that you don't eat beforehand because there is a lot of food. Good food too. We felt very fancy eating sushi, caviar, and bahn mi's with our tea. Don't even get me started on the desserts, (pictured above) the clotted cream is life. We weren't super dressed up and didn't feel out of place, but you would fit right in if you wanted to get a little fancy too. 
We timed things perfectly so that we were finishing up tea right before sunset, which happens to be when Cityscape on the 46th floor of the Hilton opens up. Mark and I had been here once before a couple years ago and we went when it was dark and later in the evening so it was busy busy busy. I would definitely recommend getting there right when they open at 5 to get a good spot and to be able to walk around and see all of the views. 
 The drinks are outrageous, I'm talking $16-17 a cocktail, but worth it for the view. We only stayed for one drink and then headed over to Eno wine bar. Mark and I had also been here before, actually after we got engaged for some champagne! They do wine flights for tasting and so we enjoyed the bubbles flight. I don't have any pictures, but it's reasonably priced and very cozy.

Our last stop in SF was 21st Amendment Brewery, which I'm not sure that I've blogged about before but it's one of Mark and my favorite places in the city. Why, you may ask? Because it's the only place that has cheese curds. Their tater tots are also amazing and although I am not a beer drinker, Mark highly recommends theirs.

Day two: Capitola. I just blogged about wanting to go here, so I'm happy that I'm able to check it off my list! It truly is picturesque.
We had lunch at the Paradise Beach Grille, which is right on the water and where I took the above photo. The food was pretty good but the view was even better! You can see that there are a bunch of colorful little beach cottages that line the ocean and make for the perfect photo op. 
After lunch we walked through the shops for a bit then ended up sitting on the beach to watch the surfers for a while. Surfing is still so foreign to me, so that was a highlight. Then we headed over to the beach with the colorful cottages and walked around there for some photo ops ;) The last thing we did was to stroll down to the end of the pier and take in the views. It's a pretty small town, so an afternoon there is the perfect amount of time. 

Day three: stay home. I always love having at least one day or night to just stay in and watch movies and catch up when someone is visiting. We did venture out to see Lion (definitely recommend, but bring tissues!) but otherwise we lounged around the apartment and watched too many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress.

And there you have it, the perfect three day weekend in the Bay Area that's a mix of activity, eating, drinking, and plenty of down time.

Hope you had an amazing three day weekend!
xo Catherine

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