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Due to a lot of airmiles and American Express Credit cards we were able to book a fantastic 16 night business class trip to the East Coat of USA  San Francisco is our first port of call.

A detailed trip itinerary can be found on the yahoo trip planner site.

The problem with San Francisco is I keep walking around singing:

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”.

and then I don’t know the rest???

Anyway…we arrived around 5pm and got to our hotel – Hilton Union Square – to find the Geographers convention and all the geographers in the world in the lobby.  Once we negotiated our way through this lot we were lucky to have our room upgraded to a Junior Suite…nice.

Some fresh air was in order so we soon set off for our first explore…and headed towards Union Square. Unfortunately it was freezing – imagine saying that after coming from London (but the weather has been so great there).

We always debate buying art and after walking past a street of galleries the debate continued.  Problem is neither of us know what we really like.

A quick glance around Union square and I decided it was just too cold so as luck would have it, it was the bottom of the eight Yankees v Red Sox and this cool looking Irish bar was showing it.  The bar stool legs were old baseball bats and pretty cool.

As we were quite tired we opted for a low key dinner and found ourselves on the 46th floor of our hotel in a certainly not low key location.  We’d found Cityscape one of the best views in San Fran.  They gave us a great table by the window where we could see the Golden Gate bridge, City Hall and Union square.  It was beautiful.  And the food was very good too.

The great thing about dining in your hotel is it’s a short ride in the elevator to your room and bed!