Thursday, May 26, 2011

San Francisco Part 1.

I've recently had a few friends ask me to recommend/give advice on cool things to do in San Francisco, since Hubby and I spent 7 beautiful days there on our Honeymoon.  I couldn't be anymore excited to share all the details, because it was such a great vacation....especially after planning a wedding...and yet, surprisingly, budget friendly. We wanted to find a place that was romantic and beautiful, that wouldn't completely break the bank...and we did!!!

Originally, we were going to go to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic...but October is hurricane season, and i didn't want to take any risk of RAIN and HURRICANE on my HONEYMOON!!!!!!! Also, My idea of a vacation is sitting on a beach, tanning, with a nice drink in hand-while hubby is more or the history, sight seeing type.  I decided that San Francisco was a fair trade...romantic yet lots of it was really a win win.

I'm really crazy when it comes to planning vacations and getaways. I seriously DO MY RESEARCH (I'm pretty much like that with lots of things). I mean, Literally. I actually google mapped San Francisco, and (digitally) walked up and down streets. Isn't google map the best invention, EVER?!!

First, I'd like to say...San Francisco is definitely for lovers. Actually, all of California is. There is something in the air, i tell ya. Being from totally see/feel/smell it. It's such a different lifestyle...definitely something I could get used to!

We booked our hotel by Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39). The reason i choose this location was simple....EVERYTHING is within walking distance. Parking on the street is very expensive in SF, since it's mostly i wanted something with walking distance to all the attractions. But best of all, the hotel had a rental car service, so if we wanted to go out, and needed a car...we could rent and return the same day. PERFECT! :) We booked 6 nights at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf on Mason street. And i made sure to google map everything within 1 mile of there.  I actually felt like i knew where i was when i got there!!! ;)

We arrived on a Tuesday (Our wedding was Sunday-Columbus Day weekend)...and didn't waste much time.  When we arrived at the hotel we were pleasantly surprised...the hotel was just newly remodeled...but let me just say this...our room wasn't a honeymoon suite, but the room was clean and tidy...and the king bed was extremely i can't complain. Hubby and I have lived together for 5 years prior to our wedding, so we didnt' really need the rose petals and bubble bath extras.

We immediately dropped our bags off, and headed straight tour.

Our first stop was Trader Joe's. Hubby works in the one on Long Island, so it was nice to go visit...and see what they had, although most of the stuff is the same, what LI doesn't have is Liquor. That was a nice surprise! They even had wine from local vineyards. And since hubby and I were going to be there a few nights...we decided to get some munchies food and drinks for our late nights/day trips.

How could you go wrong with a bottle of wine for only $1.99??!!!! I mean, seriously. (we gave this wine as favors for our wedding).

We then walked back to our room, which was only like a 3 minute walk from TJ' put our drinks on ice:

Hubby shown here with the ice bucket! :)
After that, we decided to walk around the pier...and see what we were working with for dinner, since we were starting to get a little hungry.  We literally sat at the pier for way longer than expected ...because we couldn't get our eyes off of these cute guys:
There was so much to do at the pier...and the weather was PERFECT. High 70' wind...just...the PERFECT WEATHER. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to land in SF.

Then we had dinner on the pier at a restaurant called the Fog Harbor Fish House...and it was of course, "HAPPY HOUR".
I of course had the crab cake (my fave).

After that we walked around the pier some more...until the sun set...and that was the end of day 1. I will post more tomorrow, but i hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our honeymoon so far!! ;)


  1. I love San Francisco! Looks like you had a great time!

  2. We had an amazing time!!! I am writing part 2 of our trip, and i'm wishing i was back there!! :)