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North America Travel: An Afternoon in San Francisco, California, USA

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While in San Francisco, discover a different side of the city by making your way to the Inner Sunset and Marina districts.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Mandalay Bay Burmese, a walk through the woodsy Presidio, and a stop off at the Presidio Social Club for a refreshment. Continue on to the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts and finish the walk with a stroll down Chestnut Street, a favorite amongst locals.

Find your way to nearby Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf for traditional sightseeing activities.


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Lunch at Mandalay Bay Burmese

Open since 1984, Mandalay Bay is the first Burmese restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant has won a number of awards and continually receive top marks from diners around the world.

Walk through the Presidio

The Presidio was a military outpost for Spaniards in 1776 and converted to a U.S. Army post in 1846. In 1994 the area became a national park.

Enjoy refreshments at The Presidio Social Club

Inside the Presidio Social Club

Relish in the beauty of The Palace of Fine Arts

The World’s Fair approached San Francisco about hosting the international fair in 1915, and the city agreed. It was then that the concept and design for the Palace of Fine Arts was born.

Though the building was originally due to be deconstructed following the fair, the locals loved the architecture and grounds so much they halted the effort. In the following years, the building served as a warehouse, book distribution center, and military storage space.

In 1962 a nonprofit began to look after the restoration of the Palace. Since then, it’s served as a venue for local events and a space for tourists.

End the afternoon with a stroll along Chestnut Street

Chestnut street has a variety of restaurants to suit any kind of appetite, local shops mixed with household name retailers and the charm of a small town.

Pop in to Books Inc. if your legs need a rest. They carry selections about San Francisco travel, pretty stationary, a large selection of magazines, local authors and common titles for adults and an wide selection for children and pre-teens.

Grab a ride to ride to nearby Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf for traditional sightseeing activities

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