Watching dreamy sequences of the city in movies, San Francisco had definitely stirred my whims and fancies beyond realism. My visit to the city confirmed its grandiosity, though far from the fantasy laden land I’d imagined it to be. It was the perfect blend of the coarse, industrial feel of New York and the smooth, suave air of SoCal.
Summer strolling through the city in the month of June, it felt like anything but summer! The ice cold wind seemed to threaten us with frost bites as it rampaged across our bodies. San Francisco's weather is strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the San Francisco Bay to the north and east. This causes little temperature variations, the climate remaining pretty much the same all year round. My ‘summer’ visit to the city wasn’t very different from the time I’d visited during the ‘winter’, in terms of the weather. So make sure to carry your trench, mittens and beanies along to keep you warm. I got my fix of vitamin D all of once during my short summer trip – sunshine does evade this city! But that hardly takes away from its magnificence! Still loving our walk through the sloping streets, we headed straight to the most popular tourist attraction – Fisherman’s Wharf.