The 4th of July crept up on me this year and I think it had to do with the weather. Without a sweltering hot day every now and then, it’s easy to forget we’re in the heart of summer. With breezy temps often in the 60s, here’s what to consider when visiting San Francisco in the summer:
- The Bay Area winds can sneak up on you. Be sure to bring a summer approved-layer—like a white jean jacket or moto jacket. If you’re wearing a short dress or skirt, throw on biker shorts underneath to prevent a Marilyn Monroe moment.
- While it doesn’t feel hot, your skin may think otherwise. I wore a 3/4 sleeve top the other day and didn’t think about my wrists being exposed to the sun. When I got home, they were a bit pink. Next time I’ll lather up in sunblock and opt for a lightweight long sleeve.
- As much as I want to wear wedges and platform sandals, the San Francisco hills don’t care. Sneakers FTW.
- Go across the city with a cross-body bag—long walks are better hands free.
- Lastly, if you’re as clumsy as me and plan on wearing this much white, don’t forget the stain-removing pen!