A night and a day in the city

It’s always worth to drive to San Francisco, even on a Friday afternoon when you’ll most likely hit bad traffic. I went with my three very good German friends and we had a wonderful time – 24 hours without kids, just for ourselves. We started with some yummy appetizers and a G & T at the Hotel Bar “The View” on the 39th floor where you have stunning views of the sunset, the city, the AT&T Park, the bay and the bridges.

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Our next stop was the “Regency Ballroom”. The Regency is a popular and quite historical venue. It was built in 1909. The grand ballroom is a “beaux-art treasure with thirty-five foot ceilings and twenty-two turn-of-the-century teardrop chandeliers. (…) This stunning room features blonde hardwood floors, a horseshoe-shaped balcony and a built-in stage.” 

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We went to see the concert of Nena, a German singer who got very famous in 1984 with her songs of “99 Luftballons”. It was her first time ever playing a full show in the US. I would say 80 % of the audience was German and Nena was obviously extremely touched by the rapturous applause and that people could sing along almost every song. She was joyful and energetic and totally engaged the audience. It was a great and special show, I had a blast.

The next morning we went to another great place in the city, the San Francisco Moma. It is one of my favorite museums here and always worth a visit.

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We had breakfast in the Café 5 and walked through several exhibits, like

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Anthony Hernandez (photography),

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Alexander Calder “Motion Lab”,

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Pop, Minimal and Figurative Art and Paul Klee in color.

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And out of nowhere there were a bride and a groom posing in front of this yellow wall. They don’t look too happy, do they?

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Teens and children are free, young adults (19-24 years) pay $ 19, seniors (65 and older) pay $22 and all other adults are $ 25. The annual membership costs $ 100 and is good for yourself and a guest which means it pays off after only a couple visits with an accompanying adult. Whenever you get the chance to visit the SFMoma, don’t forget to check out the Museum Store. They have a fantastic selection of living & kitchen items, books, calendars, toys, jewelry and interesting gadgets you might not have seen anywhere else before. It’s a great place to find gifts for basically anyone you know. Three of us got a “My Marquee”, a miniature LED billboard with letters and I absolutely love mine.

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