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The coldest winter I ever saw...

A July 2004 trip to San Francisco by evbk

View from Marin Headlands Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco" - Mark Twain was right when he said this! Brrrr...was it cold! Granted, there were some points during the day when it was sunny and very warm, but typically the days and nights were quite chilly...

The coldest winter I ever saw...

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View from Marin Headlands Photo, San Francisco, California
Walk around Union Square...walk through Chinatown...sample the cuisine...walk down Market Street...grab a slice of pizza at Vito's on Bush Street...take in the view from California Street...visit Grace Cathedral - a majestic church that features a Chartres-inspired labyrinth...visit the Cable Car Museum...walk through Russian Hill...see the shops and have coffee on Union and Fillmore Streets...walk through North Beach...sit and relax in Washington Square Park...admire St. Peter and St. Paul church...have cocktails at the Starlight Room in the Sir Francis Drake hotel...take in the glorious view...take a picture with the Beefeater doorman...visit the Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel for a taste of the...Read More
Westin St. Francis Photo, San Francisco, California
The hotel itself is beautiful and has every amenity you can imagine. Very busy - tons of people always hanging around and walking throough. Great location right in Union Square and the cable car stops right outside. One block to the BART and Market Street buses and streetcars.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2004

Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, California 94102

I loved this place! VERY affordable, quaint and charming. A delicious breakfast was included and was served in the restaurant, which is just so charming! They have an elevator - so don't worry about having to lug your luggage up 4 flights of stairs! Each floor is dedicated to a different famous painter. Very comfortable/homey - AND in the BEST location! The cable car stops on the corner and taxis are abundant on the street.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2004

Cornell Hotel de France
715 Bush Street
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 421-3154

Cafe Prague


All things Czech at Cafe Prague, hence the name! Maybe I loved it because I am Czech, maybe I loved it because the people were so nice, but nothing matters except that I loved this place!!! Loved it loved it loved it. Now when I am craving Svickova (a Czech dish) all I have to do is fly 5 hours west rather than 8 hours east, hmmm not bad. And not only do they have Svickova, but Goulash and dumplings and fruit kolac. Ok, my mouth is watering. I suppose some of you are saying, "yuck, all I want is a hamburger," well they have those too. As well as sandwiches, wraps and salads. It's ALL there. Really it's lik an upscale diner WITH atmosphere. Pictures and paintings of Prague sights too for thos...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 2, 2004

Cafe Prague
584 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, California 94133
+1 415 433 3811