The California Academy of Sciences, in Golden Gate Park, is more than a museum. It’s a planetarium, a rain forest, and aquarium and natural history museum. Yes, it is a museum, and Linda and I wanted to visit. But we knew it would take us all day to get through it, so we decided to stay overnight at the Ft. Mason Hostel (Once again in a private bedroom.).

Our plan for this adventure was to leave early in the morning, visit some sights, get to the Hostel in the evening and go to the Academy the next morning. That first day our road trip took us to Tiburon, where we had lunch and enjoyed the small town; Sausalito where we shot the Golden Gate Bridge; and to the Sutro Baths in San Francisco.

Given that itinerary, I think this will be a two part post. Remembering that we are seniors, me more than Linda, we packed a lot in. However, we were tired at night and didn’t venture out for night photography.

I had a great time. I was more at ease with my photography than I was during our previous trip. Again, we found fog in San Francisco. I’m still amazed at how fast it moves across the vistas. In less than 5 minutes, you can be shooting in fog, mild fog and no fog.

Let’s begin with Tiburon and end with the Sutro Baths. The next post will have images from the California Academy of Sciences.


12 thoughts on “24 hours: San Francisco

  1. Lovely photos, Anne!! Specially the foggy Golden Gate and the Sutro Baths. I’m planning a trip to California and I’m looking forward to your next posts so I can get some inspiration for the trip!!


    1. Thank you Mercedes. Please let me know when you’re coming to California. If you are anywhere near Sacramento or San Francisco, maybe we can plan a time to shoot together.


      1. I’m going with my husband, maybe a week or so…. I think we’ll go to San Francisco a day or two and then to Yosemite for a few days! Not sure yet, I haven’t started with the planning (I don’t even have tickets yet, hahaha)… I’ll let you know!


  2. Thanks Connie. The Hostel was fun. There were people of all ages there–families, seniors, etc. All friendly. There’s a cafe for purchasing meals and a kitchen where you can cook. They also have storage for your food. Breakfast is provided in the kitchen which includes bagels, toast, jam and sometimes hard boiled eggs. We shared a private bedroom at $100 per night. We chose that so we could stash our gear in a locked room. Give it a try!


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