Blooming City Guide : San Francisco

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Between new editions to the showroom, a big ‘Gift Box’ project coming up and Memorial Day weekend, time just flew by… But we wanted to share some tips with you after our trip to the City by the Bay. We had the most amazing weather and spent 2 days just strolling around the hills and eating out in the most delicious restaurants. Here’s the wrap-up of what you need to do and where you need to go to enjoy San Francisco.

The unofficial San Francisco City Guide by Bloom Showroom

STAY

We recommend cutting down on the housing budget, since San Francisco is a very expensive city and we happened to find the cutest motel by the Marina right on Lombard Street. Cute little motel, perfectly located and nice service.

2265 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Surf Motel

EAT

You can’t go to San Francisco and not eat italian food. The North Beach area is what we would call Little Italy. It has everything you can think of, from pizza to wine and of course, the infamous ‘espresso’. Try the very authentic Tommaso’s on Kearny Street. It can be a little pricey but it’s totally worth it.

1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Little Italy

Another typical neighborhood is Chinatown. Whether you like Chinese food or not, this is definitely a place to visit. Avoid the touristic shops that can be overpriced and filled with gadgets. But if you want to get a real culinary experience, go the the Empress of China, a rooftop restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The food is delicious and the view even more…

838 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108

Chinatown

If you like desserts and nice views, The Cheesecake Factory is the place to go. Right on Union Square, so very central and a good spot to relax before moving on to a new area, you’ll have to wait a little longer than other places, but the rooftop terrace is very beautiful and you’ll be able to enjoy a nice view of the skyscrapers.

251 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Union Square

DISCOVER

Fisherman’s Wharf

Quite the tourist trap, but we have to say it’s a must-see. Between the sea lions, the port and Alcatraz, when you’re going to San Francisco, you can’t miss it.

Sealions at Fisherman's Wharf

Haight Ashbury is another San Francisco treasure. In the 60’s, that’s where the hippie and rave movements were born, thanks to artists like Janis Joplin or Santana. The ‘Summer of Love’ in 1967 brought over 100.000 people together in this very neighborhood to celebrate freedom and art. The area still has the same vibe, even though capitalism came along and swept it away a little bit…

Haight Ashbury

And of course, last but not least, the Golden Gate Bridge. This three-mile-long suspension bridge is famous all around the globe, so you should definitely snap a shot of it to make your friends jealous. In fact, the Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.” Say cheese!

Golden Gate Bridge on a sunny afternoon

Well, that’s it for this San Francisco travel guide. We wanted to give the must-see, but for the rest, it’s always best to explore a city by yourself and just discover at your own pace…

What did you do for Memorial Day weekend? Share your plans and memories in the comments below.

Love,

The Bloom Travelling Team

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