I love the streets and stores in general this time of year with all the lights and decor, but the setup in the city is spectacular , especially in Union Square with the ginormous Christmas tree and ice skating rink!
Where to Eat:
This staycation I stayed in the hotel with my younger brother and cousin and we got room service because there is nothing more to look forward to then a stranger in a chef’s uniform delivering your food up to your room…
Though you can’t really go wrong with your selection in the city, some of my favorite places to eat:
Hops & Hominy: It has like a quaint bar atmosphere to it and is tucked away in this cute little alley way. Ian and I love it for its unique take on southern cooking and the fresh ingredients.
Café Bistro (in Nordstrom): I may be a little biased, but I love everything about Nordstrom, including their restaurants. Overall, great food, great atmosphere, and great views from the top of the Nordy building (especially this time of year with all the decor)!
Ghirardelli Square: I always make an attempt to stop by whenever I am in the city. You can’t go wrong with anything there, though their sea salted caramel hot cocoa was probably the best hot cocoa I have ever tasted.
What to Do:
Union Square: For all you fashionistas reading today, Union Square is a must see, but make sure you are wearing comfy shoes! From high end stores to smaller boutiques, you will literally drop before you’re done with all the shops.
Golden Gate Bridge: It is always fun to drive across the bridge; the architecture that went into building it is magnificent up close. There is also a grass area below that is always fun to have a picnic with the bridge in the background. And great for kids to run around for a few hours.
Pier 39: Lots of street performers and interesting entertainment, hah, but if you are looking for views of sea lions or looking to try amazing chowder; this is the destination you want to hit up.
Trolley: It is $7 for a ride (one way) but it is such a fun experience! My younger brother and cousin had a blast standing up on the outside ledge while we trekked up to the other side of the city.
What are your favorite places to eat or do while you are in San Francisco, or if you have never been, what would you look forward to do?
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