California was lovely as I’m sure you could have already guessed. I’ve been to Cali before but only in L.A. for a work trip. Recently, I was able to stay a little longer (Wed-Sunday), to visit my boyfriend, and watch his first home soccer game of the season! Although watching Tyler play was the main reason I went, he also planned out some touristy things for us to do while I was there.
First things first. Tyler and I have a tradition to always have In-N-Out as the first meal we eat together when we see each other on the West Coast. So on Wednesday night, as soon as I hopped out of the plane, he fed me a burger, fries & a chocolate shake. Smart guy.
Thursday was a relaxing day, really really relaxing. I’ve been wanting to go to the chiropractor for a while and finally had the chance to go. I was nervous since it was my first time, but it was nice! Every bone cracked, so I left satisfied. Thanks to Chiropractor Jesse!
Following my appointment, we spent the day in downtown Sacramento and stumbled upon this restaurant called Crepeville. Breakfast food is my favorite, and crepes for breakfast are my absolute fav! So needless to say, my tummy was happy and full.
After breakfast, we walked around downtown Sacramento and enjoyed the beautiful breeze, but not so much the pollen. Both of our allergies were out of control, but we managed to survive. We enjoyed walking through Capitol Park and then..drumroll please…. we finally went to see Beauty & the Beast! I love the movies, and having a boyfriend across the country makes movie dates extra special when we get the chance to go. Beauty & the Beast was amazing by the way.
Temple Coffee Roasters was our next stop in downtown. If you’re a coffee lover, it’s definitely worth a try. It’s super cozy if you bring the right company.. Check out their page here: @TempleCoffee
Later, we picked up Tyler’s dad at the airport and finished the night together with dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
Friday Fran Day
San Francisco was a bit of a drive from Sacramento (about two hours), but it was worth every minute for this view! After enjoying the Golden Gate Bridge in all of its beauty, we were hungry. So Tyler found us a traditional Chinese restaurant in Chinatown and I never say no to Chinese. We were impressed but not surprised with how good it was!
After eating our hearts out, we walked to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier39 which covers numerous blocks along the waterfront. Here we visited some souvenir shops, saw Alcatraz (a former federal prison on Alcatraz Island, home to some of the worst criminals in the US while it was in operation) and made an ice cream stop of course.
We also saw some really cute sea lions!! & Lombard Street which was just as crooked as I heard it was 🙂
If you are ever in Sacramento , you HAVE to try out this cute and yummy breakfast place called Bacon and Butter. Warning: it gets really busy (duh) so arrive early.
Here’s what we had:
- Me- Grilled cheese Benedict (OMG SO GOOD), I am not a huge grilled cheese fan but this was delicious.
- Tyler- Bacon & Egg Flapjacks (no photo)
Trust me you have to try the place out. While we waited to be seated, we visited the thrift store next door that had a hidden coffee shop in the back. The lady working was so nice and the coffee was great!
After breaky, we went to the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Tyler found a honey vendor who sold him some edible bee pollen that was supposed to help him with allergies, it didn’t help, but it was a nice thought 🙂
We walked around the Midtown Farmers market and got yummy lemonade!
Sacramento Republic FC VS Orange County Blues- This was by far one of the best soccer games I’ve ever been to. Being able to cheer on my boyfriend, and seeing his team win 4:0 was so fun to witness!
We ate donuts for breakfast Sunday morning, then went to Starbucks-even though I prefer Dunkin 😉 -and then I flew back to Florida.
Overall, this was a fun getaway and I am excited to explore other areas there soon 🙂 I encourage you to take a trip to Cali sometime soon if you haven’t yet. You can do a lot even in a few days!
Thanks for reading!
Crepeville: 1730 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Chinese Food: Some where in San Francisco’s Chinatown
Bacon & Butter: 5913 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95820
Midtown Farmer’s Market: 1050 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier39: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
41 Replies to “Here’s to you, California”
Your post makes me hungry! I need to get that bacon and egg, looks super yum!
Looks like you had a fabulous trip! I love CA! it’s so near to where I am, Vegas, and I don’t go enough.
I need to check out Vegas one day! 😊
Sounds like an awesome trip! You can’t get much better than delicious food and soccer. Big soccer fan here! What position does your boyfriend play?
I have always wanted to go! I’m a travel lover as well. I’ll take what you said and store in my mind in case I need it one day.
let me know if you ever visit :)!
Looks like you had a ball. I’ve from Cali and I have never been up North. I have got to visit because your pics of the food alone look amazing.
So yummy. Deff recommend!
Looks like you both have an amazing trip. Looking forward to you two traveling more together.
Looks like lots of fun. One day i hope i make my way to the states. Im in aistralia. The states one of my top destinations to visit
I love Cali!!
It’s good you made it to San Fran, totally beats LA!
haha LA is deff a different vibe 🙂
Your photographs are too good. It seems like you guys had a great trip. And the food looks so tasty.
Bucket list?! You’ve just got a new entry:
California…. here I come!!!
It looks like a greaaat place!!!!
haha 🙂 yay!
I always wanted to visit CA, looks like you had a lot of fun
hope u can visit too!
Such a lovely trip and great pics. Your way of narration is also good..
Thank you! 🙂
Wow! I’d love to go visit California!
so fun 🙂
Hey! I I can see how much fun you guys had! I traveled to states last autumn, been to Las Vegas but missed California 🙁 Maybe next time! And yeah, your pics are cool!
aw hope u can visit!! x
I see you had a wonderful time. And a lot of fun. I have never been here but I aspire to one day. Will remember your points.
aw yay 🙂
Wow, you saw so much in just a few days! That Crepeville place has my name written all over it! Glad you had such a fun reunion with your boyfriend!
thank you!! 🙂
All this food is making me hungry.
haha story of my life
Your trip looks like so much fun. I can not wait to take my trip and get to see this in person. Even more exciting.
much more exciting!!
It sounds like that was a fantastic trip!
it really was : )
We live in a part of the country that doesn’t have In ‘n Out Burgers, so we have the same tradition! First stop when we land in a city with an In ‘n Out? It’s for a double-double and fries!
hhaah its so good!
Sounds like a perfect trip! I love California and I can’t wait to get back. Definitely want to visit Sacramento 🙂
You deff should! 🙂
I love California! I’ve not actually been to Sacramento, but would like to if I ever return to see the west coast! Lovely photos too!
you deff should, and thank you!