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Spontaneous holiday to San Francisco


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#1 eigne

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

DP is going to San Francisco for a week on a work trip. He would be busy during the day and also most nights.    
I just found flights for around $1400 and I'm seriously considering going. I would be on my own except for sleeping g so the benefit is really only the free accommodation.
I would leave in 10 days. Would you do it ?

Edited by spellfall, 19 January 2013 - 09:03 PM.


#2 TillyTake2

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

If money wasn't tight then yep original.gif

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

**** yeah if I could afford it and get time off work.

#4 Jax12

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

It depends what I was after - if I had the spare cash, the spare time and was comfortable sight seeing on my own - absolutely!  And I would LOVE to go to San Francisco.

If it was just opportunistic because there's free accommodation then no, I would use that money to go on a proper holiday together somewhere more affordable and have quality time together.

#5 FlamingoG

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Go for your life! It sounds perfect to me - time alone to do your thing, and conpany at night when your wandering is curtailed. Well jealous!

#6 mumbo

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I wouldn't even need to question it.  Yes!

#7 Apageintime

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Oh my god yes.

I often book flights with one or 2 days notice because I get sick of work and need a long weekend, but that's only domestically.

As long as you have a passport, I'd be right on that.

#8 BJBubbles

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

Yep, and have, kinda  :-P  I wasn't by myself though - my DH was flying into Chicago, the city my best friend lives in. So we flew over togther (albeit him in Business, me in Economy! Stupid United wouldn't let us swap seats haha) had the weekend with my best friend and her DH, he worked for the week (out of the city so I didn't see him at all  except for one dinner together), then we had one more day together and flew home.  We had about 10 days notice too...

San Fran is a GREAT city. You won't have trouble entertaining yourself day or night! I'd even try to book myself on a day or overnight tour up the the Napa/Sonoma valleys :-)

#9 katiebear26

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

yep, go to alcatraz and shop.

if you're ok with doing a lot by yourself then you'll be fine. if you hate doing stuff alone then stay home where you can catch up with friends etc.

#10 roses99

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Absolutely!

But then, I love being on my own and would love doing my own thing and just occasionally catching up with DH. Not that I don't also love travelling with him, but I don't feel like I have to.

What a great opportunity!

#11 NunSoFeral

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

In a heartbeat.
Go, go, go!
So much to see and do....and eat!

Pics please - all the daggy tourist haunts biggrin.gif

Haight-Ashbury/Alcatraz/Mission District/Exploratorium/Union Square and a cable car of course!
Jack London's house too!

Oh the places you will go!



#12 Mille-Mille

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yes Go!!

#13 :::

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

If I didn't have a 1 yr old attached to me, I would be there in a heartbeat. I would love love to be able to wander around by myself soaking in the sights. Lucky you, am so jealous  wink.gif

#14 VeritasVinum

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

With ime and money to spare yes.

DH told me at the beginning of July one year t that there was a possibility he may be sent to London for 6wks. He could 'cash in' his business class airfares for economy and take the family too. I got the kids passports. We had official notification of him going on the Tuesday night. Flights booked Wednesday and we flew out Friday.

That was with three kids too. Sure DH worked for 43days without break. Crazy long hours too. We really didn't wee him. The kids and I had a ball in London though. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Nw his trips to Mongolia or West Africa not as interested in taking the troops.

Edited by lsolaBella, 14 January 2013 - 05:40 PM.


#15 MinkyMonkey

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Absolutely! I would even put it on credit if this kind if opportunity doesn't come around every day. Free accomodation in SF is massive saving!

Now I am dreaming of sourdough . . .

#16 Peanut

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Yep!  original.gif

#17 jessie123

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (Jax12 @ 14/01/2013, 04:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It depends what I was after - if I had the spare cash, the spare time and was comfortable sight seeing on my own - absolutely!  And I would LOVE to go to San Francisco.

If it was just opportunistic because there's free accommodation then no, I would use that money to go on a proper holiday together somewhere more affordable and have quality time together.


This. The free accommodation wouldn't entice me. If time and money are no concern and its somewhere you really want to go then fine.

I would probably prefer to wait and holiday with partner or go somewhere I was really interested in by myself in that time.

#18 Fabulous

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

No I wouldn't go but only because I feel that it is too long a flight to go on if I only have 7 days to spend there. By the time I recovered from the flight I would be ready to go home. BTW I love San Francisco, it's an amazing place.

Edited by Fabulous, 14 January 2013 - 06:35 PM.


#19 Tiger Lilly

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

I think the question is... why wouldn't you? lol

#20 eigne

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I really think I want to do this! I have wanted to go to SF for a long time, I even planned a holiday around that part of the US but we didn't end up going on it. There are many things to see!

...did someone say sourdough?  tthumbs.gif

#21 Therese

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Yes. I would go for sure.

#22 CheekyKids

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

If I could get time off work and didn't have kids, yeah!  I love SF.  So much to enjoy there!

#23 Bunsen the feral

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Do it! San Fran is a fantastic city to explore on your own, lots to see, great shopping, easy to navigate and the public transport is great. DH lived there for a couple of years so I used to visit him - I'd explore while he was at work.

#24 Sockergris

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

Yep!

#25 kpingitquiet

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

San Francisco? Faster than you could type the words "Hell yes!" I honestly prefer doing SF solo.




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