Tales of a Global Friendship Ambassador, Week 4: San Francisco Tour

Corey, Skout's Global Friendship Ambassador

Corey, Skout's Global Friendship Ambassador

Corey is entering his sophomore year at Lynchburg College in Virginia, where he studies criminology. He likes going to the beach, watching movies and listening to music. During his internship at Skout, Corey wants to check out the San Francisco dining scene and explore historical landmarks. Tune in to the Skout Blog for Corey’s updates each week, and add him on Skout, too (SkoutID: corepowww)! For my fourth week at Skout, I went on a tour of San Francisco! Nikki, Skout’s community marketing manager, accompanied me. We toured by bus and boat. Talk about exploring!

Nikki and Corey.

Nikki and Corey.

The bus came to pick us up around 8:15 in the morning in front of a hotel. I met up with Nikki, who had coffee and pastries for us. Then we boarded the bus to start our long – but fun! – tour.

View of San Francisco from Twin Peaks.

View of San Francisco from Twin Peaks.

The bus drove through many popular areas of San Francisco like Pacific Heights and Haight-Ashbury. We also got to stop at Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Sutro Baths. I wasn’t too fond of Twin Peaks because I didn’t like how high up we were. To make that matter worse, the bus we were on wouldn’t go in reverse, and we were stuck for about five minutes! Despite my fear of heights, it was really cool to see the city from that perspective.

Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge.

I really liked the Golden Gate Bridge because it’s one of the most famous structures in San Francisco, and I was so glad to see it with my own eyes. It was so windy up there!

View of Sutro Baths ruins.

View of Sutro Baths ruins.

The Sutro Baths were really interesting, especially since I had never heard of them. The Baths were a popular attraction in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was a building that housed many pools that varied in temperature and size. Eventually, the house lost popularity and was bought in order to turn into an apartment complex, until a fire destroyed almost all of it in the late 1960s. Nikki and I saw a small portion of what was left from that disaster.

View of Alcatraz from the boat.

View of Alcatraz from the boat.

After we rode through all of San Francisco, we took a boat tour of Alcatraz and a tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. Alcatraz was my favorite place to visit. It’s so interesting how the worst criminals were all congregated on this one island so close to the city, yet far from civilization. I would have lost my mind if I had to stay in Alcatraz.

The iconic In-N-Out sign.

The iconic In-N-Out sign.

The boat tour only lasted for about an hour. We ended our day of tourism with food from In-N-Out. The burgers there are so good!

I’m glad to have had a tour of San Francisco, and since I love history, I’m happy I got to learn more about this city.

Stay tuned for my next post!

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