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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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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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Shark Week Family Sleepover at Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco – FUN for Kids and Big Kids too!

Friday, August 7th at 7:30pm – ends at 9am on Saturday (August 8)

Shark Week Family Sleepover at Aquarium of the Bay, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, S.F. Families have the unforgettable opportunity to sleep just inches from sharks, while species including the mighty sevengill, leopard, spiny dogfish and angel sharks swim overhead, along with nearly 200 species of other aquatic animals.

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Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 in San Francisco – Three NEW Exhibits Now Open!

In April 2009, three NEW exhibits opened at Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 in San Francisco:

– Jellies (Moon Jellies and Brown Sea Nettles)
– Giant Pacific Octopus
– Land Animals “Touch the Bay”

Plan a FUN Family Day Out at Pier 39 and visit the Aquarium of the Bay – your kids will love it! Our favorites are the Jelly Fish – what about you?

 

 

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