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nearcation: san francisco.

Nearcation: San Francisco edition, because this is totally going to be a thing now. My God-sister and her hubs surprised us with a hotel gift card to spend a night on the town. We packed a backpack, jumped on BART, and played local tourist for 24 hours.


We stayed at the Sir Francis Drake near Union Square where you are welcomed by a red-suited doorman and a swanky lobby bar. We were given a room with a view…

We hardly come out to this area of San Francisco so we kept our adventures to any place we could get to by foot or by cable car. We had an afternoon meal at a hole in the wall Filipino street food restaurant. Then to a free craft event at Madewell with Jenny Lemons where we ran into my crafty friend Tally Sue.

En route back to the hotel, we picked up boba from Boba Guys (insert Instagram worthy photo below) and veggie pizza from Uncle Vito’s. TV and chill, y’all.

The next day we woke up when the sun peeked through the curtains. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but the bathroom was sun-kissed and oh so lovely. Add fresh scents and ahh. Good morning, San Francisco.

Breakfast was included with our room at the hotel restaurant, Scala’s. I felt super special because the food was already decided for us, and already paid for. Winning!

After checkout we ventured to Mr. Holmes Bakeshop, Utsuwa Floral Design (I picked up a marimo moss ball!), and various gift shops along Polk.

We rode the Cable Car from California/Van Ness to the end of the line near the Embarcadero. It was the Hub’s first time on a cable car in his adult life.

At the end of the route we spotted The Ramen Bar where we stopped for lunch and digested/people watched on the steps before heading home.

Hubby and I agree, it feels great to get away even just for a day. It’s a different kind of relaxing. Nearcation much? Share your travel tales below!

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