My trip to San Francisco on a DIME.

November 18, 2016


“If you haven’t heard of megabus, you have totally been missing out.”


     My trip to San Francisco was nothing short of AMAZING! This was my second time visiting the city this year and each time I’ve fallen in love, especially since I did it practically on a dime this go around. I just got back from New York (see the post here) and still had the weekend left on my vacation. I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do, I almost was ready to just sleep in. But I got an e-mail from my agent on a commercial shooting in San Francisco and I jumped on the opportunity immediately. I thought it was perfect timing.

     San Fran was only a few hundred miles away and I knew I could get their very inexpensively. Thanks to megabus, I was able to do it for only $61 round trip. If you haven’t heard of megabus, you have totally been missing out. But that’s why your here, so I can fill you in, so I’ve got you covered. From what I gather, megabus only travels to surrounding major cities in your area. So don’t think you can book a trip from where you are across country for dirt cheap. Save that for Greyhound lol. What I love about it is they have plenty of leg room, outlets to plug up and charge your electronic devices and they offer FREE wifi. My trip to San Fran was 6 hours so I definitely took advantage of that.

Now, lets talk where I stayed. I stayed at USA hostels, a great spot in the heart of downtown San Francisco. It’s, of course, conveniently located near everything you need, even the metro train station is in walking distance. I’ve stayed at other hostels and I must say this was the cleanest, the staff was friendly, and was able to answer any questions you had about the city. They also offered FREE breakfast every morning at 8AM. The kitchen and appliances are fully available to you to use with free pancake batter, bagels, toast, raisin bread, oatmeal, orange juice and they have a huge refrigerator where you can store your own food. I only spent $85 for a 2 night stay. That, my friends is UNHEARD of, especially considering I booked it kinda last minute. I definitely will visit again, I’m thinking of going for my birthday next month. Anyone want to come with me? Lol.

I know how often, photos you see online don’t always match up when you get to your hotel, so I decided to take my own photos of the place and share them with you. You can view them here. You can also check out their website for more photos and booking info here. And by the way, the room photos match up exactly what the actual rooms look like so no worries.

     I hope I’ve helped and inspired next time you’d like to get away to the San Fran area, especially if you live in the Los Angeles area. Here’s a tip: If your ever visiting L.A, plan a day or two to San Fran and take the mega bus there, you’ll truly enjoy yourself. It’s only 6 hours away. Until next time, I’ll see you on the next post,