Bay Area Babe, A San Francisco Recap

If you follow me on Instagram, which shameless plug you should, then you'll know I just came home from San Fransico. My mom, aunt and I headed west to celebrate my mom's "27th" birthday and have a little break before the rush of the holidays. Not only was I extremely excited to hang out with two of my favorite women, but I'd long considered a move to the Bay Area post-grad so I couldn't wait to see the city. Well, we had a blast. From walking nearly 60,000 steps in just over three days, to the amazing winery tour it was such a fun weekend. So as always, I've got some recommendations for you.

Where to stay:

The Palace Hotel
This is where we stayed and it was right in the heart of downtown and within walking distance to literally everything. Not to mention there was a Ghiradelli's Chocolate shop in the hotel and you don't even want to know how many peppermint hot chocolates I had. It's an addiction. Additionally, they have an absolutely beautiful lobby lounge area that has live music on the weekends. I had a cocktail down here and felt oh so fancy. And to top it off literally the entire hotel staff was so kind.

The Ritz Carlton
Now we didn't actually stay here but it was within walking distance from our hotel so we peeked in to see the Christmas decorations. Another gorgeous, super festive option for this time of year. I also read that they have the coolest rooftop lounge you can hang out on.

Where to eat:

Okay, technically this one is in Napa so you'll have to drive a bit. But the food is well worth it. My mom and I both had the halibut with Brussel sprouts and it was so good we wanted seconds. Everything was seasoned to perfection and just the perfect portion. I'd recommend the botanist cocktail, halibut, and the eggplant ravioli.

La Boulangerie de San Francisco
The sweetest little bakery with lattes that are quite literally served in a goblet. Y'all it was the size of my face and I drunk every sip. I'd recommend the egg and arugula sandwich, vanilla bean latte with oat milk and the quiche. Take my word for it, it was delicious.

What to do:

Visit the Robert Mondavi Winery
Again, this is another Napa recommendation so maybe my first suggestion should be to go to Napa. So after you go to Napa, which is about an hour outside of San Francisco, you should stop by the Robert Mondavi Winery. The winery itself is on a massive amount of land and so incredibly beautiful. While there, we got to go on a super informative tour of the grounds, tasted the wine that made Robert Mondavi's career and had snacks right in the middle of the winery at golden hour.

Visit Chinatown
The first day we were in San Fran, we took the chance to head down to Chinatown. It's sort of wild that an area so completely engrossed in another culture lives right in the heart of San Fransico. It's about a ten-minute walk from downtown and there's so many places to eat, shop and explore. We ended up picking up the cutest robes from Kim + Ono.

And there you have it, a recap of my trip to SF! I hope you enjoyed, and please feel free to DM if you need any more suggestions for your next bay area trip!

Until next time,

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