Fall Break Traveling: San Francisco, California
Rachel Pratl, Assistant Editor
As Fall Break came and went, many
Meredith students took time to relax
after midterms, spend time with fam
ily, or even travel somewhere new.
One such student, Cody Jeffery, took
the opportunity to travel to San Fran
cisco, California. Although the trip
was short, Jeffery was able to see and
do more than she expected.
“On the first day, we explored San
Francisco pretty much on foot and
we were able to see Pier 39 (where
all the Sea Lions hang out), Lombard
Street (the curviest road in the United
States), Alcatraz, and the Posh Ma
rina district. We were lucky that our
hostel was right on the San Francisco
Bay and right next to the original Ghi-
rardelli Square (we may have eaten ice
cream there once or twice!). On our
second day, we took a bus up to the
Muir Woods, which is a 700 acre Red
wood forest right outside of San Fran.
On the way back from the Woods, we
stopped at Sausalito (the most expen
sive spot on the Bay to live), we also
had lunch in the middle of Chinatown,
and took a night tour to The Golden
Gate Bridge and to the historic Preside
district. On our last day, we took a bus
to the Golden Gate Park and walked
through a beautiful indoor greenhouse
showcasing everything from aquatic'
plants to highland tropics. One of the
other cool things about our trip was
that the Navy’s elite flying force, the
Blue Angels, were practicing all week
end and putting on shows in the Bay.
We are able to watch them through
the window of hostel and as we walked
around the city all weekend,” said Jef
Many students may think they cannot
afford to travel very far or plan trips,
but they can. Jeffery offered some ad
vice to students thinking about trav
eling on a tight budget. “One of my
roommates and I decided we wanted
to travel somewhere different for Fall
Break and we contemplated going to
New York. Due to the high standard
of living in NYC, we knew we couldn’t
afford a weekend there so we started
thinking about other places that were
less expensive. We decided on San
Francisco due to the low cost and
availability of transportation (because
we are too young to rent a car). Over
all, we booked our tickets and our hos
tel in August and only had to pay for
food and transportation once we ar
rived! The number way to travel while
in college is to save — save like you’re
trying to live on $5 a day. It’s also re
ally helpful to stay in hostels and only
bring a carry-on bag (that can save you
about $100 right there),” said Jeffery.
Jeffery added that her “favorite part
of the trip was definitely the trip to the
Muir Woods. I absolutely love any
thing outdoors and I had always want
ed to see the famous Redwood trees.
It was also nice to squeeze in some
hiking in between all the concrete hills
of San Fran! I would recommend the
Muir Woods to anyone who visits San
Fran — it’s beyond anything I’ve seen
Photo Credits Cody Jeffery
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Cody Jeffery and Rachel Pratl
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