At Limon, we live to explore the hidden gems found in the backyard of our cities. Taking a day trip to nearby destinations can provide an experience you might never have thought was possible in such proximity!
This week, I spoke with one of Limon’s Content Writer Interns, Sarah Hamidi, about her experience day-tripping in San Francisco. Living in the bay area, Sarah is lucky enough to live only 30 minutes away from the classic Golden Gate city.
Sarah loves to take casual day trips into San Francisco whenever possible, but today she told me about one of her favorite experiences going into the city.
When Sarah attended Foothill College before UCSB, she was a member of the Social Justice Club. The club focused on climate justice, and through it, she found out about a climate change protest happening in San Francisco. Sarah’s day started early as Sarah drove herself into the city with plans to meet up with her peers and professor. When she arrived, she was happily surprised by how crowded it was and quickly joined in. The protest took place in the Civic Center neighborhood, starting right outside of City Hall. People gave speeches, sang chants together, and brought out signs supporting addressing climate change issues.
Halfway through the protest, Sarah and her friends noticed something strange- a wedding happening across the street. Although she expected the wedding party to be annoyed with the commotion of the protest, the bride started smiling and clapping for them!
After walking and participating in the protest for a few hours, Sarah and her sociology professor headed out to find a bite to eat with a hungry stomach. One of her favorite places to eat in San Francisco is the vast array of food trucks located around the city. With so many different cuisines from around the world offered, Sarah loves the variety of options and knows she can always find something new. On her day trip, however, she opted for a Philly cheesesteak-style sandwich topped with bell peppers. She ended the day talking with her professor and started to head home after a day of participating in social justice.
When she described her day trip to me, Sarah explained how there is always something new to see on her day trips to San Francisco, and this was another unique experience to add to the books. She plans to head into the Fisherman’s Wharf area for her next day trip, one of her favorite spots to explore, shop, and dine. Her go-to is to the fish & chips and also recommends getting clam chowder, as the seafood at the wharf is top-notch.
The Fisherman’s Wharf is one of San Francisco’s top attractions, as it offers so many different attractions and things to do. Take a bike tour to get a different view of the area, including checking out the sea lions lounging in the sun around the pier! For a more casual activity, pay a visit to the Cartoon Art Museum, and view original cartoon art, comics, and the art of animation. There is also plenty of shopping to do, with boutiques, jewelry stores, and art galleries.
No matter where you decide to go in San Francisco, you can’t go wrong. I loved hearing about Sarah’s experiences traveling into the classic NorCal city, and I can’t wait to go on my own adventure as well!
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