Fourth of July Road Trip: San Francisco and Monterey

My family and I traveled to San Francisco and Monterey Bay for the Fourth of July weekend this year.  You might call us crazy to attempt a 1,200-mile road trip with a 15-month-old over one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year – and you’d probably be right.

We did, however, have an awesome time despite some of the crowds.  Monterey was incredible.  We enjoyed a sunny afternoon walking around the bay and had a cloudy, cool time the next morning at the aquarium.  San Fran had the best weather we could expect – sunny and mid-upper 70s the entire time.  We opted to take the ‘long’ way home from San Francisco, driving the PCH all the way to Santa Barbara.

A little late getting this out, but here are a few of my favorite photos from our adventure (click for a larger view):

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cannery Row

Cannery Row

Monterey

Monterey

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Tomatoes

'maters in SF

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Do you recognize any of these landmarks?  What’s your favorite spot in San Francisco?

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7 thoughts on “Fourth of July Road Trip: San Francisco and Monterey

    • Thanks, Allison! My photography skills aren’t quite like yours, but I thought some if these came out pretty good. I hope you and the family are doing well. Congrats on the recent addition!

  1. Nice shots! I grew up outside the city, so I recognize and love everything you mentioned. The Wharf is one of my favs, and while it’s a huge tourist area, it’s the best people-watching on the planet.

    • Hey Ginger, thanks for stopping by. I didn’t know you were from that part of CA! We really had a great time and can’t wait to go back. Hopefully, we can stay a bit longer next time and see more outside the city.

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