How to Not Look Like A Tourist in San Francisco

California's Highway 1 Road Trip Travel Guide

Often when I travel, I try to avoid the typical tourist look. Not only does it help me to enjoy the city more as a local when I travel, but it helps to keep those who may prey on tourists away as well. I find that usually when I visit the more popular places in San Francisco there are some definite things that make people stick out as a tourist. I’ve consulted with a bunch of my local friends about how to blend in, and today I’m sharing a few of those tips with you.

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Redwoods and Coffee in Los Altos

Wearing: Steven Alan Droptail Military Parka, Aritzia Sweaterdress, Blundstone BL063 Boots

With cooler weather in full swing here in California, I’ve teamed up with my friends over at Zappos to share a little of the exploring I’ve been up to this Fall. One of my favorite places to visit is the Redwood Grove in Los Altos. I love it because it’s a slice of beautiful nature just minutes from my favorite coffee shop. It’s the best of both places for me.

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Hello Fall, My Old Friend

Summer to Fall outfit, featuring Cuyana, Ray-Ban, Maps by A.Jaffe, Hope, Old Navy, Ariel Gordon Jewelry, and J.Crew

Wearing: Cuyana Panama Hat, Ray-Ban Clubmaster SunglassesMaps by A.Jaffe Necklace ℅, Hope Lova Blouse in White (similar by Equipment), Cuyana Carryall Zipper Tote, Withings Activité Steel Watch, Ariel Gordon Jewelry Dual Birthstone Ring ℅, Old Navy Shorts (similar by Calypso St. Barth), J.Crew Gladiator Lace Up Sandals (sold out, similar by Madewell), Essie Sew Psyched Nail Polish (toes). 

It’s Fall! Well, it’s been Fall for awhile now, but our temperatures are finally starting to cool and the leaves might turn early this year. This hasn’t happened for quite some time in California, so I’m just going to embrace it. This doesn’t mean pumpkin-all-the-things for me (gag), but I welcome the cooler temperatures with open arms. One of my favorite ways to transition to the cooler weather is to pair a long sleeve top with shorter bottoms (and even sandals) for my early Fall outfit. It’s easy to get away with in California because of our cooler evenings and mornings, with warmer daytime temperatures. I shared a sweater and shorts outfit last week that is similar to what I’m talking about, so cozy!

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San Francisco Bay Area Summer Bucketlist

San Francisco Bay Area Summer Bucketlist

In between a few of our trips this Summer, I’m looking forward to exploring where I live more. I’ve created this post as a sort of San Francisco Bay Area Summer Bucketlist for us to come back to as a reference for what we’d like to accomplish. Our trip to Sea Ranch was a good start, but I’d also love to explore…

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