San Francisco part 5

So for my last installment of my trip to San Francisco, I wanted to show off a few pictures from the hotel and some of the food I had while I was there.

I was lucky enough to stay at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel located near Union Square.  This hotel was full of charm – built in the 1920’s – and was located near cable car lines and shops.  My room was on the 9th floor, overlooking the square.  It was everything I wanted in my hotel room – king size bed, lovely view, and charm.  A few pictures from the hotel:

The staircase as you come in from street level
Another look at the lobby
The stairs that lead you up from the main level

And the food.  I know I mentioned in Part 2 and Part 3 just some of the amazing food I had.  My last meal in the city was oysters and clam chowder down in the Ferry Building at Hog Island Oyster Co.. That place would get me in trouble if I lived in the city – flowers, coffee, tea, meats, veggies, and bread.  Mmm.  Anyway, I ordered the oyster sampler, because I didn’t want to commit to one type of oyster (although I’ve rarely met an oyster I didn’t like).  It was totally worth blowing my per diem on.

Then I followed it up with a bowl of clam chowder. I have to say not only was it amazing, but the presentation was what you would hope to get from a restaurant on the bay.

If you couldn’t tell from the five part installment of my trip, I had an absolute blast.  As an east coast girl, I was always fascinated with New York and have always loved visiting there for the sights, sounds, and tastes (and, ok, Yankees games).  But, San Francisco is right beside New York for a place to go.  The old buildings, the fantastic food, the hustle and bustle of a city.

I hope you enjoyed my mini-tour as much as I enjoyed putting it together!  If you ever have a chance to visit it, check out some of the places I mentioned!

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