Where I Left My Heart in San Francisco

 

The major advantage of domestic travel is that 

most locations are conveniently situated

right here in the United States.

Dave Barry

In the last two decades, I’ve traveled everywhere else in the world but here.  Guess where?

Garden Court at the Palace Hotel San Francisco Luxury Starwood Preferred Guest

The Palace Hotel

Can’t beat this excellent location between Union Square and the Embarcadero! The BART train to/from the airport stops right at the hotel door (Montgomery station.)  Ask Front Desk for rooms on the 8th floor facing the street for a large arch window.  The room carpet is a bit tired, but the the staff members are kind, bathrobe and  pillows are plump, and their Garden Court is absolutely magnificent! Pianist Gea plays jazz and classical music after 5:00 pm.

The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco travel sightseeing things to do

The Palace of Fine Arts

My absolute fave in this town and a glorious photo opp!  For best photos, visit early in the morning when the sun shines on the majestic columns and all other people are still in bed.  Or just sit on a bench by the pond and soak in the beauty of the architecture.

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco travel bike tour

Golden Gate Bridge

You don’t seriously believe I biked here, do you?  I gave up dodging other tourists to take an unusual shot and on my way back to the car, I spied these bikes posing for a photo.  Climb up the hill on the far side of the bridge to get the best scenic shots of Alcatraz and the city.

Castillo Di Amorosa romantic castle vineyard in Napa Valley

Castello Di Amorosa Vineyard

In Napa Valley, the vineyard you must visit is Castello di Amorosa for the romance of the castle and its adorable little farm.  Dine nearby at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay luxury hotel San Francisco travel

The Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay

Escape the city crowds and take a scenic drive on the Pacific Coast to the Ritz at Half Moon Bay.  Stop for a romantic lunch or dinner, maybe a round of golf with an ocean view or stay the night.

Christian Louboutin Impera red sole pumps heels San Francisco

Christian Louboutin Shop on 29 Maiden Lane

What’s a trip without a souvenir?  And if you can’t find anything made in San Francisco, something bought in San Francisco is quite fun, too!

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xoxox

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947

Sharon@PowerfulGoddess.com

www.PowerfulGoddess.com

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Jun 06, 2014 @ 08:34:57

    I’ve traveled very little beyond our borders but all over this beautiful country. I’ve been through San Francisco many times and only visited a few of the local sites. One memory, of course food related was Chowder’s at Pier 39. Clam chowder in a sour dough loaf bowl, good to the last slightly soggy inside and crispy crust bite…yum! You got me, Sharky! I scrolled down and saw the bike and my thoughts perked up. Recently taking up bicycling again myself I was happy thinking, your bike!! Then I read, but also thought SF would be some tough biking, so you’re off the hook, again! 😉 Continuing on south past Half Moon Bay is a place I spent many summers, Bonny Doon. Kim and I would ride our bikes from there to Santa Cruz, the beach or sailing or fun on the Boardwalk. Thank God we arranged a ride back up the mountain!

    I love your “looking thru” shots and those sexy heels! Don’t fall off!

    Mountain

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  2. Mountain
    Jun 12, 2014 @ 00:27:54

    A testament of a true “Girlie Goddess”

    Reply

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