Sometimes it takes me a minute to warm to a new destination, and sometimes, I just fall in love instantly.
I had a hunch that Northern California – San Francisco in particular – and I would get along great after stepping off the airplane in San Francisco and seeing the airport full of fabulous food options and unique shopping, and stepping out of my hotel room amidst the charming Victorian style homes, perched on those signature hills of the city.
Shopping at Union Square
I recommend packing an extra suitcase when visiting Union Square because it really is a shopper’s paradise. For a real American department store experience, you’ve got Nordstrom, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s all conveniently here in one place! If you’re looking for a really high-end shopping experience, walk around the square until you find the street named “Maiden Lane.” Not only is it a charming narrow, pedestrian-only road with little cafés in the middle, but you can visit Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Hermes.