I’m a lucky girl that I get to travel to California for business. On this last trip, I made sure to take advantage of the long hours of daylight to tour the city. Here is the view from my office in the financial district:
My home base was Union Square. The historic Westin St. Francis is a big name hotel with top notch service, and yet still manages to have a cozy boutique feel to the rooms due to the historic nature of the property. All rooms are different layouts and pretty unique. They also have a tower building, which is new and modern. I don’t prefer it simply because it’s rather bland, albeit spacious and new.
From Union Square, you can hop on the cable car line easily. They tell you to go to the end of the street to hop on at the cable car turnaround, or start. But, I wouldn’t do that again. The line is long!! Hopping on at a stop can be tricky, because it’s often full. For one, it was a bit easier.
I took the line to Fishermans Wharf. But I decided to hop off early at Lombard Street – the crookedest street in the world! Great move. It was worth seeing the views from there & a pleasant walk downhill to the wharf.
The wharf is nice for walking with views of the bay. Though it’s pretty touristy, with Ghirardelli Square. One of the best seafood restaurants is right there, with gorgeous views of the water and Alcatraz – McCormicks & Schmicks.