Honeymoon and Weekend Trip Destinations in San Francisco

San Francisco leaves your senses in awe. The experience starts with the clanging sounds of cable cars going down the streets of Powell and Hyde, the sea lions barking and grouping near Pier 39 and the foghorns that sound off when the summer mist engulfs the Alcatraz. Treat your taste buds with some sourdough baguettes at the Fisherman’s Wharf cafĂ© or sink your teeth in mint chocolate bars you’ll find at Ghirardelli Square.

Enjoy the warm sea breezes when you take a ferry ride and watch the sunrise amidst the Golden Gate Bridge. That’s not all. Feast your eyes witnessing fortune cookies being made at Chinatown’s Ross Alley.

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Savor a cup of cappuccino in one of the Italian trattorias at North Beach or enjoy a panoramic view on top of Coit Tower in Telegraph hill. And this is only the beginning of San Francisco’s seduction!

A good follow up would be a half or full-day tour of the Bay Area to acquaint yourself the ethnic and eclectic neighborhoods. Cities within the city also await you like Haight-Ashbury, the posh Pacific Heights, or the Union Square. Making the choices is the only challenge San Francisco offers.

Day and night, pleasurable experiences await. Be it a morning stroll along Embarcadero where ferries and tour boats are moored at the piers, or simply enjoy a bird’s eye view of the bay on top of the observatory in the Transamerica Pyramid. The wooded trails and secluded lakes of the Golden Gate Park are great places to go biking or in-line skating.

Night times are enchanting as well at SoMa. South of Market Street is a trendy area that is peppered with experimental theaters, sophisticated night clubs and gourmet restaurants. Later in the evening, Union Square offers a classic San Francisco experience which is dancing at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room located on the top floor of Sir Francis Drake Hotel.

Once you call it a day, you can relax at any of the Victorian bed-and-breakfast inns and European-style hotels that quite possibly sparks romance anew!

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Stanyan Park Hotel
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The Stanyan Park Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an elegant, thoroughly restored Victorian Hotel, that will take you back to a bygone era of style, grace, and comfort.

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The ferry trips to Alcatraz and Angel Island is popular year round due to the spring-like weather in the Bay Area (45 – 75). The former penitentiary attracts tourists by the thousand.

While you are at Angel Island, hop on to an open-air tram and enjoy this eucalyptus studded area and be fascinated by its history. It was a former immigration station nicknamed “Ellis Island of the West.”

Push your adventure further and rent a sea kayak at Ayala Cove and enjoy a sunset picnic at a secluded beach. When you do leave this city, it would surely tug at your heart.

First time in San Francisco? You should read this: San Francisco: Quick Guide for the First Time Tourist