A Weekend Away in the Big City

Sometimes you need to travel a little bit and find cool spots somewhere else! So this past weekend I took a trip to San Francisco! My family and I were super excited to take a trip to the city and were eager to get there so we left bright and early Friday morning.

After a long 6-7 hour drive we finally made it to the Claremont Hotel where we were staying. The Claremont is a very famous hotel with lots us stuff to do for all ages! There’s 3 pools, a hot tub, lots of workout rooms, adult bars, restaurants, tennis courts and so much more!  But when we got in we didn’t spend much time enjoying the amenities because we had to go to the best pizza place in the WORLD!

img_2606Zachary’s!!! this local spot is home to the Bay Areas best pizza since 1983! They’re known for there amazing deep dish Chicago style pizza, and fun Zachary pizza inspired art. With so many unique pizzas coming in all different shapes and sizes there are lots of yummy options to pick from! One of which is the spinach mushroom pizza which happens to be my favorite pizza on the menu!


With over 175 awards and voted the Bay Areas 4th most popular restaurant this is a great spot! These huge messy slices eating this slice of heaven requires a fork and knife! (Unless your feeling down to get messy) When we got there we lucked out and didn’t have too much of a wait but by the time we left the line was out the door and around the corner! Proving that this is not only one of my favorite places to dine but also hundreds of others.


After a delicious meal the next day we were ready to hit up the city. Taking the BART or Bay Area Rapid Transit is the best way to get around and over 400,000 people take it everyday! Make sure when riding though to hold on to something or find a sit flying into a random person next to you is not an ideal situation to be in!!! Take it from me I learned from experience!img_2651

While in the city we checked out a bunch of cool stores and places around the city! The converse store is a must see! You can customize your own shoes and they can print them out right in front of you and you can take them home that day! As well Union Square is a very popular place to hang out and check out some local art or some street performers! img_2655

To cap off this awesome trip my family and I traveled to another great restaurant! Barney’s Burgers! Another amazing spot home of the infamous Barney Burger a pound burger topped with just about anything you could imagine on top! This local burger joint has about 25 different burger options from a Western burger to a Baja burger the possibilities are endless! As well each burger you have the option for ground meat, turkey, chicken, salmon or a veggie patty so these amazing specialty burgers are perfect for anyone! This is a great spot and anything on the menu is DELICOUS!!! (Especially there Oreo or chocolate malt shakes) img_2697

Overall this was a great trip away from Santa Barbara and anyone looking for a weekend away or a nice family vacation for the week theres so many things to do!

Fun: 10/10

Interactive: 10/10

Unique: 10/10

Overall: 10/10 Amazing trip!!!!!