We're now at the end of our West Coast - Road Trip and about to fly to New Orleans.
California has been so good, even driving through the Prairie while seeing nothing else than dead hills was somewhat exciting and definitely different to all the shades of green we'd been seeing in Oregon.
Our first big stop was Yosemite National Park. We stayed in a cabin-tent in Half Dome Valley, which treated us to some amazing views across the Valley and of Half Dome.
We hiked along the Merced river up to the Nevada- and Vernal falls. It had gotten slightly hazy in the afternoon because of forest fires in the region, so we weren't able to see as far as we thought we could, but it was still really impressive to see those steep granite walls and unique rock-formations. One of my favorite things was the star-covered sky at night.
After three days, we already left to San Francisco. It was my family's first time in San Francisco, and we were all really excited for it. And the city didn't disappoint.
San Francisco is still as gorgeous and busy as I remember it. We walked across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and took the ferry back, which went past Alcatraz. This way, my dad at least got the chance to see it from the outside, since we'd decided we didn't really want to go inside.
Taking a cable car from Fisherman's Wharf to Downtown and being able to hop on and off whenever we wanted was so much fun, because that way, we didn't have to walk those insanly steep streets.
We stayed in a lovely Airbnb, which was located right at the Golden Gate Park, and it was easy to go everywhere by bus.
Chinatown is always worth a visit, and has some amazing street food, like giant sesame-balls.
It's incredible how diverse and multicultural San Francisco is and how easily districts change.
One minute you're walking down Chinatown and the next, you find yourself in midst of Little Italy, experiencing a completely different vibe.
San Francisco was the perfect way to end our time at the West-Coast and we're all very excited to go south and see something totally different (and also see some family!).
Golden Gate Bridge