It’s been a while since the first half of our California trip went live. Now before we start, spoiler alert for this post: the second part of our trip gravitated towards “food” most of the time, so make sure you have some snacks by your side if you’re hungry!
If you’re in San Francisco, I wholeheartedly recommend you to try the dim sum at Yank Sing. As someone who is always on a mission to search high and low for great dim sums, Yank Sing has made it to the top three of my list in North America (among over 15 I’ve tried). Never disappoints.
A glimpse of our room in Kimpton Sir Francis Drake. This is a boutique hotel centrally located just next to Union Square. To give you a better idea, the hotel is basically next door to Saks, and a number of shopping centers are within walking distance.
High ceilings and walls beautifully decorated with marbles, extravagant chandeliers, old-school red velvet chairs, everything in the lobby screams opulence.
We had a wonderful dinner at the hotel’s very own Scala’s bistro, an Italian restaurant. We got seated by the window, which was great for people watching and taking in some lovely city view. Our rigatoni with pork and beef bolognese was rich and flavorful, the ribeye steak we ordered was easily one of the best we’ve tasted, finally a mesmerizing pistachio gelato gave this meal a strong ending note.
What’s better than starting the day off with a bike stroll in the city? Having access to complimentary bicycles was a really pleasant surprise, but it’s not the only one we found in the hotel – did I mention the in-room yoga mat? Or the same day laundry? Have to admit, I was impressed by the interior design when first arrived, but it’s the details of amenities/services during the stay that truly won my heart.
We spent quite a few hours exploring the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA) – and I wish we had more time. One of the special exhibitions featured Norwegian artist Edvard Munch – remember the famous “The Scream”? That’s him. (P.S., his works were very mentally challenging…)
Thanks to the museum staff who were extremely helpful, we downloaded the official app of the museum on site, which was loaded with background information of the exhibits and free of charge.
Dinner at Kin Khao, traditional Thai food with a modern twist. Every dish we tried was packed with flavor. No. 1 recommendation: beef cheek curry – I can still remember exactly how soft and tender it is while I was typing its name.
This is what happened when you arrive at a perfect vista point for the Golden Gate as early as 7 am, but all you could see was Karl the Fog lingering around the bridge…Anyways, we still managed to take some cool shots with the beautiful S550 we got from SixT Rent a Car. Can’t complain too much.
Our morning caffeine fix was taken care of by this cute little bakery and cafe at Sausalito.
Ran into Teuscher Chocolate wandering in the city. If you’re a chocoholic, this is absolutely the place to be.
This is a wrap – finally! Hope you enjoyed all the moments I captured and shared. Don’t forget to comment down below if you have any questions!
This post was in partnership with Sixt Rent a Car and Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, but as always opinions are my own.