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Playing Tourist for the Weekend in San Francisco

Clift hotel lobby with giant chair - photo © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Clift hotel lobby with giant chair – photo © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Have you ever fancied playing tourist for a day or weekend in your city? It’s always a lot of fun. No need to wait for out-of-town guests to enjoy taking in the sights, especially if you live in or near a beautiful city – and San Francisco is no exception.

Clift San Francisco

So we decided to book a room at the Clift, a luxury boutique hotel nestled on Geary Street just steps from bustling Union Square – one of our favorite areas in SF. The hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance to many wonderful restaurants, shops, bars, art galleries – and the Powell Street cable car line.

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Pier 39 Tree Lighting

Pier 39’s festive Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa always draws a crowd. The festive multi-cultural celebration showcases Christmas, Chanukah and Kawanzaa. Pier 39’s Holiday Harmony features Bay Area groups performing seasonal favorites from around the world. Pier 39’s Tree and its 400 ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be illuminated at 6:00pm each niight in the Entrance Plaza.

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How To Plan The Ultimate Surprise Getaway

People are always asking us for ideas on one-or-two day getaways that are relatively local, not too expensive… and FUN! We recently went on a one-day/overnight trip and had a blast.

So we thought we’d share our getaway experiences with you. Feel free to use any of these ideas as a guide to plan a day-or-two away from home or share any of your favorite getaways. It feels wonderful to take a short break and come back feeling energized. Surprise your honey and make it even more fun!

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Crab House @ Pier 39 in San Francisco, CA – Dungeness Crab Roasted in a Secret Garlic Sauce!


Seafood - Dungeness Crab

It’s that great time of year when Dungeness Crab Season is in full swing in San Francisco! If you like fresh Dungeness Crab (we love it!) and you don’t mind the crowds, head on over to Pier 39’s popular Crab House – it’s home to the world-famous Dungeness Killer Crab
Roasted in a Secret Garlic Sauce… and it’s to-die-for!

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