Tuesday, June 24, 2014

San Francisco Day 3

We saw a lot of San Francisco on foot Sunday. Today we had a chance to see the city from another point of view. We booked a tour with San Francisco Helicopters which has an excellent rating on TripAdvisor. They picked us up in a shuttle van and drove us to the heliport where we boarded the helicopter. The flight seeing tour took us all around the city of San Francisco and the pilot pointed out all the interesting sights, including many we had seen the day before. The highlight of the ride was when we dipped in altitude and flew right under the Golden Gate Bridge, then swooped up, turned, and flew over the top. It was an awesome way to cap off our San Francisco visit.

San Francisco Helicopters
After being shuttled back, we retrieved our car and headed south for a scenic drive along California highway 1. We stopped to have a look at the Pigeon Point lighthouse and then drove back north to Half Moon Bay for dinner at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company restaurant.  Finally we headed west to Modesto which is where we are staying before touring Yosemite National Park on Tuesday. The weather in Modesto is quite warm which is a welcome change from the cool to cold temperatures we were experiencing in San Francisco. We're expecting a hot day in Yosemite tomorrow.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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