(Closed) San Fransisco Honeymoon!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hi! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! the time will just fly.

 

My now Husband and I honeymooned in San Francisco this past September and had a blast, even though we’d both been a few times before. I have never priced vacation rentals, mainly because real estate in general is absolutely insane in the Bay Area, but fantastic hotels are everywhere!

There are quite a few great areas to stay in, but it depends on what you wanna do. If shopping is your thing, then definitely stay in the Union Square district. You’re really close to a ton of fantastic shops, and Chinatown is usually a short walk away, which is always fun.

As far as day trips go, keep in mind that going to Napa and Sonoma really will take all day, usually a day each actually, since it does take awhile to get out of the city. For another fun half-day trip idea, my Husband and I went HWY 1 and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge! There are some cute little towns to explore and Muir Woods is up that ways as well.

If you’d like any other suggestions, feel free to PM me with questions! I LOVE SF and would love to help!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just PMed you a novella. Feel free to contact me for more info! You’re coming to my stomping ground. 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Congratulations! San Francisco is wonderful and romantic 🙂  I’m a bay area resident who works in SF.  There are lot of options of where you could stay.  I would recommend staying in the Union Sq district as well.  It’s situated in the heart of the shops, restaurants and a few tourist amusements.  I would also definitely suggest staying overnight in Napa/Sonoma area.  It’s the heart of wine country and can be so romantic and comforting.  The end of September is where the bay area receives some of it’s best weather.  SF acutally has more sunshine during that month as well but the morning fog and evening fog has a bit of romance and mystique. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We just got back from San Fran Monday for our honeymoon! Definately bring a jacket as it gets cold. We did Alcatraz Island, Pier 39, Fishermans Wharf for fresh clam chowder, the wax museum, Chinatown and a 3 hour tour on one of the buses! Defiantely ride the trolly. Make sure you stay near Union Square because then everything is walking distance!!!!!!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@sonj818: wIll you PM me the same Novella, we’re planning to be in San Fran in early July and only have 2 days so I’d love to hear your recommendations in advance in order to pack the most stuff into tour short visit.

Also, does anyone know if there is a way to get Alcatraz tickets to sold out tours? I tried to book a night tour over a month in advance and it seems to be sold out on both days we were there. I heard the night tour is awesome and would really like to get on that as opposed to the day time version if possible. I know this sounds stupid but in past experience, there are sometimes cancellation or will call tickets avaliable with short notice at a local point? Any one know of anything like this for Alcatraz?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I lived there for five years. Union Square would be nice if you want a central location from which you can walk to everything. If you are looking for a more secluded vacation rental you might try to find a place in noe valley. That blogger from A Cup of Jo just did an apartment swap and she stayed there. It is a great sunny neighborhood very close to the mission and the castro, which would be fun.

 

If you are a breakfast person I highly recommend Mama’s on Washington Square Park in North Beach. Also, try to go to the Japanese Baths in Japantown called Kabuki Spa.

Also, lots of tourists really enjoy the farmer’s market at the ferry building. It is only there on some days so check ahead.

 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I highly suggest the walking chocolate tour! It was so fun (and delicious)!

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Look at VRBO, there are lots of great apartment rentals that are the same price, or less than the hotels.  Personally a vacation rental is always my prefrence!

Look at North Beach and/or Nob Hill.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Look at VRBO, there are lots of great apartment rentals that are the same price, or less than the hotels.  Personally a vacation rental is always my prefrence!

Look at North Beach and/or Nob Hill.

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