Post # 1
Hello, ladies! My SO and I are honeymooning in San Francisco. We’re driving to Monterey first and spending one night there (I was born there, so it’s just a quick visit for the heck of it), and then four nights and five days in San Francisco. We’re staying at a cute boutique hotel in Union Square called the Chancellor. Can anyone recommend any “must see” spots, besides the obvious ones, and I was looking for one or two good restaurants to try out. Any good seafood restaurants? That’s not something easily come by in northern Texas. 🙂 Thanks for your help, bees!
Post # 3
Both the Ritz Carleton and The Cliff House do amazing Sunday champagne brunch buffetts. The Cliff House has a better view, but I LOVE the Ritz brunch!
There are tons of places to get seafood near Fisherman’s Warf. You can actually walk and buy crab fries, salad, etc. (yum!). Alioto’s is good for seafood.
I really think The Exploratorium is worth checking out. It’s fun a lot of fun and walking distance from Chestnut St. that has some shops & restaurants.
I also recommend going on one of those cruises that go around the bay. They’re lovely and some have food and music.
Go to Papalote for burritos or Poncho Villa! San Francisco burritos are SO good!!!
Post # 4
in the food network show, there was one where they mentioned this seafood place
called anchor and hope, if you’re adventous they are suppose to have the best sea urchin you will ever have. ^_^
Post # 5
Seconding Anchor and Hope!
What sort of things do you like to do? Most people think of touristy stuff in the city, but depending on what you like to do, I can recommend some “local” things too 🙂
Post # 6
Jillian — you must definitely go to the Ferry Building, Cal Academy and walk the grounds near the deYoung Museum, Sutro Cliff. Epic Roasthouse is a great place for happy hour and dinner right on the water.
Hit Hayes Valley and stop by Miette and get a coffee from the original Blue Bottle Cafe location, stroll the cute shops
Catch a ballet (SF Ballet) at the War Memorial Opera House.
Congrats on your wedding!
Post # 7
Go to “Pat’s Cafe” for breakfast – so delicious! We went for a long weekend & ended up eating breakfast there 2 days in a row! Also check out the italian section of town. Have fun! Such a beautiful city! We’d move there if we could afford it 🙂
Post # 8
Go to the top of Twin Peaks to get an amazing view of the city! Or from Coit Tower. I also second the boat ride around the bay.
Post # 9
Me and my hubby are from Texas too and we Honeymooned in SF.
We did the touristy stuff, the pier, a boat ride, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, rode the trolly, went to the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, took a bus tour and saw Chinatown.
We also, drove a lot on our 10 day trip. We went to Monterey to the aquarium, and drove back up route 1 and stopped at fruit stands, beaches and a light house along the way.
For two days we were in Napa/Sonoma and went to the Castella di Amorosa, an authetic castle winery and a couple other wineries. We also went to see Old Faithful (apparently there are multiple Old Faithfuls around the US…it was not what we were expecting, but still a memory from our trip).
For two other days we went to Yosemite, stayed in a cool B&B called the Yosemite Rose, and just took in the beautiful scenery.
And for part of our trip we drove WAY up the coast to see the redwoods. You can see the redwoods not too far from SF I think, so I don’t know if I’d recommend driving that far unless you just have the time. It was cool driving up highway 1, stopping at Stinson Beach, and driving through the mountains.
Send me a private message if you have any questions!
Post # 10
Oh ha, I’m a dork and just noticed you were getting married today! Hope you have a great honeymoon!
Post # 11
I second the De Young museum and grounds (esp the cafe!) and Hayes Valley…cute area, but less explored than some of the others.
If you like sushi, try Umami. If you want more restaurant ideas, PM me, my uncle has lived there for like 40 years and knows all the best places (I just never remember their names).
Post # 12
For great seafood and a great view (pricy!), you have to go to Waterbar: