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24 Hours in San Francisco

We stayed as a guest of the Hyatt

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While on our way home from Squaw Valley, we made a last minute decision to book a night at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and spend 24 hours exploring the city with our children. It was a whirlwind getaway to the foggy city where we created lifelong memories together.

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Saturday

11am. Our family drove over the Bay Bridge, and into the city. The kids had their hands pressed on the glass windows as our family got closer and closer to the city.

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12pm. The kids were hungry from the drive, and we didn’t want to stop for a big breakfast, so we went for lunch at the popular Little Italy pizza place, Golden Boy Pizza. It was the first time that our kids had clams on their pizza and surprised us when asking for seconds.

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1pm. After pizza, we drove to see the historical Coit Tower. We got some of the best views of the city from this popular visitor location.

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2pm. Then it was time for the thing my kids couldn’t wait to see – The Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately, it was a little foggy the afternoon that we were visiting, but the kids still were able to see enough of the big red bridge. We were also able to get a quick glimpse of Alcatraz.

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3pm. Just a short distance away from the Golden Gate Bridge is Ghiradelli Square where we shared an ice cream sundae and then walked down to Fisherman’s Wharf for a cup of clam chowder.

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5pm. After our afternoon snack, we checked into the Grand Hyatt San Francisco for the night. The hotel is modern, sleek and perfect for families to feel comfortable when staying in the city. Our room featured a panoramic view of the city that my husband and I enjoyed while sipping on a glass of wine and toasting to our time away together.

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6pm. Just a short walk away from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco is China Town where we walked around, took pictures, and visited the popular fortune cookie factory.

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8pm. After China Town came Little Italy where we had dinner at the famous Tommaso’s Restaurant. Our taste buds were tantalized with the authentic Italian food that tasted just like the Italian food my husband’s grandma used to make.

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10pm. We returned to the Grand Hyatt San Francisco for a restful evening, dreaming about our adventurous day in the city.

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Sunday

8 am We woke up in our comfortable beds at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.

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9am. Our kids walked around the city catching some Pokemon.

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10am. We waited in line for over an hour to have breakfast at the hot dining spot, Honey Honey. The meal was well worth the wait and priced affordable for being in the city.

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11am. It was time to check out of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. First, we took some fun pictures in front of the beautiful art sculptures located on the hotel patio.

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12pm. We made a stop at The Painted Ladies before taking a drive down the popular Lombard Street.

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1pm. Our car drove back over the Bay Bridge as we left San Francisco.

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It was a memorable 24 hours in the city that will live long in our hearts forever. If you’ve ever thought that your family needs a lot of time to get a taste of the city, now you know it only takes 24 hours to experience many of the highlights of San Francisco.

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  1. We spent two wonderful weeks in San Francisco last summer and both us and the kids adored the city! It took us almost a full week to get a first glimpse of the Golden gate Bridge without the for but then we got some wonderful sunny days and we were mesmerised by it! Next summer we are going to be in California again but near LA: I know it’s very different from SF but I am sure we will love it as much and we are super excited about going!

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