I am taking my first trip to San Francisco this weekend and I was wondering if you could help with an itinerary. What are the "must see" sights? I am also shopaholic and I am definitely interested in finding out where all of the hot shops, hotels, restaurants and insider secret spots are! Born to Shop Sienna
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Dear Born to Shop Sienna
San Francisco is a great city for a vacation! I have no doubt that you will have a great time! I've included info on: shops, spas, hotels and sights for you to see. First, let's start with a place for you to stay:
Hotel Vitale is a trendy new hotel on the Embarcadero that has great rooms overlooking the bay or the city. The popular Americano Baris conveniently located in the lobby of the hotel and is perfect for happy hour after a long day of shopping. If you are looking for a more low key, neighborhood feel, try Hotel Del Sol in the heart of the Marina district. It is walking distance from the Balboa Cafe where you can bite into the best burger in town.
After hitting all the must see tourist spots, it's time to shop til you drop. The Marina has three streets chock full of adorable, trendy yet unique boutiques. Don't miss Dress,Two Skirts on Chestnut street, Sister 6 and Abigail Morgan on Union street. On Fillmore street, you'll definitley want to pop into Heidi Says and Margaret O'Leary.
Sacramento Street is another quaint neighborhood lined with amazing shops. Susan's, The Grocery Store, and Bettina are must stop shops. Hopefully you will have a chance to drive over to Marin Country as Mill Valley has one of my favorite destination stores, Canvas.
San Francisco's Union Square has everything from large department stores like Neiman Marcus to Zara, but make sure to stop by Metier, a smaller boutique where you will find fabulous designer clothing and gorgeous one of a kind jewelry.
After all this shopping, your body and feet are most likely going to be screaming for some much needed R&R at one of San Francisco'stop rated, fabulous spas. I hope these suggestions are helpful for you. Have a great trip.