Golden Gate

A leisurely stroll around the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park, followed by a visit to the iconic bridge itself was how we spent our second day in San Francisco.

The Tea Garden was a delight, and while I initially balked at the entrance fee, the garden was so meticulously manicured I could easily see how a good deal of money would be needed for it's up keep.

As you can see, it was clear and sunny while we were at the Tea Garden, but as we headed up to Golden Gate Bridge, that completely changed! When we arrived, not one speck of the massive bridge was visible, it was completely swallowed up by the fog.

I had to laugh as I watched other tourists proceed to take photos in front of the invisible bridge. Since we came to see Golden Gate, we decided to make the small trek down to Warming Hut, get a coffee by the window and keep an eye on the fog.

Eventually it started to clear, and we started to hike back up to a more ideal photo location. At about the midpoint the fog actually started to roll back in again, and by the time we'd made it all the way back to the start the bridge had once again disappeared!

I'm happy I was able to snap a few good photos while the fog was subsiding, I think it adds a bit of magic.

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The Rundown
Red Striped Tee Old Navy similar
Field Jacket Old Navy similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Sneakers "Dainty" Converse
Brooklyn Camera Bag ONA via Young Adventuress Giveaway
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "It's a Boy" OPI



  1. I don't know if we'll have time to make it to the Japanese Garden this weekend, but on a longer trip, it's definitely on my must visit list in San Francisco. Like any tourist, I'm most concerned about getting Golden Gate Bridge photos - I have the perfect location all picked out but, just like anywhere, it's all weather dependent. I admit, though, that I am hoping for just a bit of fog, because I feel like the bridge looks just magical when it appears to be suspended in mid air over nothing at all! The one shot you got is just stunning.

  2. So much fun! The bridge looks so cool cloaked in fog! :D

  3. Such great shots - that last one is my fave.
    Now that I think of it I am pretty sure I missed the Tea Garden.

  4. Love your stripes! The tea garden looks amazing. We are actually planning a trip to San Fran, so I am taking notes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Such a beautiful place - your vacation looks amazing!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Gorgeous photos! Have so much fun in SF, the weather is so good right now!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  7. How pretty is the Tea Garden? I love these shots- and your outfit is perfect for a day of sightseeing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Incredible photos! Love the bridge and the fog!

  9. That is absolutely gorgeous! I always balk at the price of things, especially gardens to just be able to walk around, but hat seems completely worth it!

    The Adored Life

  10. Very gorgeous! Thanks for your share


  11. Such a pretty location! I love your striped tee!

  12. Beautiful photos, darling and I totally adore your striped top:) Kisses

  13. Your photos of the bridge are stunning with the fog rolling in.