San Fransisco - Lands End National Park
A rocky and extremely windswept shoreline welcomes visitors to ocean views featuring cypress and wildflowers dotting the coast.
Over the past year, I've visited San Fransisco numerous times and seen some of the most popular sights in the US. However, this particular trip was special. It was 24 hours with one of my best friends in her home city, seeing the sights from a new perspective.
Arriving at midnight on a Friday and heading straight to bed after downing a mission burrito, Saturday started early with breakfast and a trip to twin peaks to watch the sunrise. After a morning spent wandering through the city and traffic, we spent a few hours at Fort Funston (a dog park on the beach!). There's no replacement for seeing happy puppies run and play non stop with the wind in their hair and the sand between their toes.
Finally, we took a risk and drove through the hills along the coast to Lands End, a scenic overlook in the historic site of Fort Miley and the Sutro Baths. Ocean views are breathtaking, and the rocky coastal waters offered a stark contrast to the cypress trees lining the winding roads. With the history and views, Lands End shows a different, almost eerie side of San Fransisco and the California coast.