Marina to Marin, San Francisco


This trip around to San Francisco was full of new experiences. I was able to visit Ghirardelli Square in the marina.

I have avoided this place for many years because I love chocolate, perhaps a little too much than most do. Nonetheless, I walked right into chocolate galore as chocolate was being manufactured just like it did since 1852 making Ghirardelli the country's longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer! Having a chocolate shake, cookie, and a bar for breakfast, I was like every other adult in there - a child without supervision. 

I walked along the marina only to follow a sugar infused breakfast with wine tasting at The Winery Collective. I was lured by the local tasting flight since I have never been to the wineries in northern California. With the chocolate I bought for my family earlier that day, I paired it with the wine (sorry family). I walked around Fisherman's Wharf and had lunch before leaving the marina. 

As the sun started to set, I headed to Marin Headlands across the Golden Gate Bridge with friends. We captured the golden hour turn into a blue hour. The sun was slowly tucked behind a thick blanket of clouds over the far end of the west touching the horizon. The city lit up and came to life through the night. 

There is always something fresh and exciting to experience in San Francisco. 

Analinda Meneses