The current fad for colouring books for grown-ups has definitely peaked my interest. Who doesn’t love colouring, right? So when I found out they now do travel versions of them, well I had to get one.
There are a load of options out there at the moment but as San Fran is one of my fave cities, I opted for the Color This Book San Francisco by Abbi Jacobson.
This fun colouring book has some of San Fran’s most famous attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Castro and Haight-Ashbury, all laid out in beautiful illustrations, ready to colour!
It even captures the seals at Pier 39!
I found this quite interesting as someone who has visited San Francisco, as I could remember the sights and tried to recall what colour everything should be. So here I coloured in the Dragon Gate in Chinatown to the best of my recollection. I got the gate right but then got a bit carried away with candy-striped shops and bright blue buildings…
But that’s the fun of it, re-imagining the city’s iconic landmarks in bright new colour combinations! I mean, I know San Francisco has some beautiful pastel-coloured Victorian houses at Alamo Square, but I really think it could be even more colourful…
And hey, what if the Golden Gate Bridge was purple…?
It’s super fun.
I think this would be a great gift for a San Fran-lover, or a self-gift to keep that wanderlust at bay if you’re in the saving-money-for-travel phase.
The Color This Book San Francisco book is £7.99 and you can get yours here or on Amazon here:
Also, word on the street is there is a New York City version. It’s on my list.
So what are you waiting for, indulge your inner kid and break out the colouring pencils! Enjoy.
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