|The Palace Hotel|
First stop, the aptly named Palace Hotel. Located downtown, this historic hotel emanates luxury and grandeur. Known as "the" venue for San Francisco's socialites since 1909, the Palace continues traditions of Sunday brunch and afternoon tea alongside modern amenities to ensure a perfect stay.
We ditched our bags, then headed to nearby Belden Lane (above) for some grub. There you'll find a bevy of restaurants, tucked away in a back lane, with the option to eat indoors or out. With our bellies full, we settled in for a cozy night in our lovely Palace suite.
|Photo Credit - Tim Griffith|
We spent the following morning in Chinatown, noshing on dim sum amidst endless hustle and bustle. Then off to Alamo Square to enjoy the weather while roaming throughout this beautiful urban park. Of course, I snapped a photo of the famous "Painted Ladies" (above), which always remind me of that old sitcom, Full House.
We rounded out the day by hitting Fisherman's Wharf. Sure, it's touristy and crowded, but it's a must-see. We opted for a quieter pier than the famed Pier 39 where we saw the sea lions and got a good view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Ah, San Francisco. How I still adore thee!
--Story and photos (unless otherwise indicated) by Colleen Seto, colleenseto.blogspot.com, Twitter @setoc
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