This past weekend we went to San Francisco for a mini getaway, as a family. It was our first trip with a toddler, so I didn’t have high expectations for how much we would be able to see of the city. But I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised at all we were able to do. So much so, that I decided to break up our weekend recap in two posts. For now, here is part 1 of our weekend in San Francisco.
One of the best decisions we made was in choosing our hotel. We stayed at Parc 55, a Hilton Hotel in Union Square and it really became our home for a few days.
A suite made it easier for us to put the baby down for the night, but still have an evening to ourselves. We indulged in wine and chocolate covered strawberries and sat out on the balcony, which overlooked the entire city. ( If you follow me on Inta Stories, you probably caught us watching the sunrise and the sunset from our room!)
Having a suite also gave baby FLO room to practice his walking. But, one of the best perks was having a buffet breakfast each morning. It was such a stress reliever to not think about where to head for breakfast with a toddler. All we had to do was go downstairs and enjoy a hot breakfast.
Few things I would definitely recommend is staying at hotel that allows you to easily maneuver around the city, offers early-bird breakfast, has large suites and beautiful views, so when you turn in for the night earlier because of a toddler, it still feels luxurious!
Once we landed we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf, to eat some seafood, look at Alcatraz from the pier and just simply walk around and tourist for a bit.
My GuiltySole sneaks were perfect for walking around, but still feeling like I wasn’t in athleisure mom wear, know what I mean?
We then drove over to the Golden Gate Bridge, and snuck in a few photos while baby FLO napped.
Another great perk of the hotel was its flagship restaurant, Kin Khao. We’re not usually the type of people that eat at a hotel restaurant. But, when a hotel has a restaurant that was named Best New Restaurant in US and has a Michelin Star, we make an exception. Ha!
Kin Khao was an incredible experience. Although, I felt a little guilty for bringing baby FLO, who wasn’t so polite or careful while shoveling sticky rice into his mouth. But, I have never seen him eat that much rice. I will probably take a month or two from even making rice at home, because their rice was the best I’ve ever tasted, and that’s not even the best part of our meal. The grilled squid, the fish curry paste pictured above, were out of this world. Ah-mazing!
If you’re in San Francisco, I definitely recommend putting this place on your list. I’m excited to cross this city off of mine. Though, I have a feeling we’ll be back!
What are some of your bucket list destinations?