San Francisco was founded in 1776 by Spaniards. It became the largest city on the West Coast in 1849 because of The California Gold Rush. As this was once a land of gold, it is today the land of technology. Google, Apple, Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, Twitter, Uber, Pinterest, Lyft, and Mozilla are just a few companies stationed in “Frisco” and nearby Silicon Valley. San Francisco is also known for its fog, hills (there are more than 50 hills within city limits), Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown district, and the scenography of this post: Pier 39.

Magical small amusement park with shops, restaurants, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, magicians… and carousel! I had so much fun twirling around feeling like a little girl. And going to the photo booth and making funny faces: priceless. You can also see California sea lions who hang out on docks. It’s small, very crowded but with a magical atmosphere in the air. Definitely a place to visit while staying in San Francisco.

We also saw an air show featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels and the concert by the United States Marine Corps Band. Stay tuned for the next post which will reveal more about the Fleet Week.

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