Oct 21, 2008
Only in San Franciso...
We were long overdue for an escape to San Francisco, so, Sunday we threw together a few things, dropped Stella off at Grandma's and headed to the City! We decided that this trip we would forgo the usual shopping and just enjoy the City and all it has to offer.
We began by checking in to Hotel Vitale - a Joie de Vivre Hospitality Hotel. Hotel Vitale's menu of services embodies the Bay Area's well-known appetite for the "good life." Hotel Vitale is a nesting sanctuary where you can marvel at the view, enjoy San Francisco's most vibrant new neighborhood and be treated with service that is thoroughly professional yet friendly and free of formality.
After tossing our bags in the room we quickly headed to the Ferry Building for a burger and beer at Taylor's Refresher. After satisfying our Taylor's craving we explored the hustle & bustle of the Ferry Building, walked the Embarcadero and on up to Union Square. We stopped for a drink at the Four Season's where we lapped up their excellent service and warm hospitality.
We chose the Slanted Door for dinner and enjoyed the talents and knowledge of our bartender Jennifer. We let her select our dishes and enjoyed each and every bite!
The following day started with coffee and pastry at Frog Hollow Farm located in the Ferry Building. Once rejuvenated with caffeine we began our walk of the City. We took the "F" Street Car towards the Castro and jumped off on 8th Street where we headed to the Civic Center. It was such a beautiful day we enjoyed admiring the architecture and wandering through the "Farm Fresh To You" Victory Garden. From there we walked up Polk to Post through Japantown, into the Fillmore, down toward Ghiradelli, and through Fisherman's Wharf where we grabbed a Mirror Pond Ale, rested our tired legs, and watched all the people. By then we were just to tired to walk and grabbed the "F" Street Car - which I now call the "F'er" - and headed back to Hotel Vitale.
Not ready to call it a day, we stepped in to the beautiful Boulevard Restaurant filled with "after work" cocktailers for a drink and an appetizer before we headed home to Sacramento.
By the time the sun was fading into the San Francisco skyline we we're on the Bay Bridge heading home and planning our next getaway.