Dreamy California

Where to stay
Located on San Francisco’s waterfront, the luxurious Hotel Vitale (www.hotelvitale.com) offers various packages depending on your mood. Whether you are in search of romance or relaxation, the attentive staff can assist with whatever you desire.

Spend the afternoon …
Grab a blanket and take a load off in Delores Park while watching the enjoyable sideshow of hip (or weird)?locals. Grab a cone at Bi-Rite Creamery, which sells unique flavors.

Where to eat Lunch: Mission District
For lunch, head to the Mission District, which has an eclectic variety of food and drink options. Craving a taco or burrito? Go to Taqueria Cancun (2288 Mission St.). Or do you want something more sweet like a crepe? Then check out Ti Couz (3108 16th St.).

Dinner: Marina District

For dinner, try the Marina District — a short walk from picturesque views of the Golden Gate Bridge. For comfort food, head to Perry’s on Union Street (www.perryssf.com), or for a something a little bit more upscale, A 16 (www.a16sf.com) on Chestnut Street is excellent.

Spend the evening …
Between April and September, there is a good chance that the Giants might be in town for a game. Tickets can be purchased at www.sfgiants.com, and the beautiful ballpark is in walking distance from many hotels.


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