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Athena and I arrived home tonight from a short getaway. It is really
important for us both to spend time together — outside of the house. While it is
very possible to be romantic at home, the distractions of the phone,
computer, television, reporters calling all night and day, etc. make it
difficult. Here is one place where Athena and I went a few months ago not to
sight see, or to tour the city, but to just be together — Michael
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’San Francisco is consistently ranked among the top five romantic cities
in the US. Water always makes a place more romantic and it’s doubly
blessed with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the picturesque bay on
While in San Francisco there are the famed Chinatown, Golden Gate
Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf to see and the historic cable cars to
ride. Now add some hilly terrain, fascinating, yet diverse architecture and
dozens of the best restaurants in the world and it is no surprise why couples
flock to this city on the bay for Honeymoons and romantic getaways.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. There is a place on the other
side of the Bay that doesn’t get as much press but is certainly worthy of
consideration for romantic weekend. The city is Berkeley, well known
for it University and the “hippie” movement a few decades ago. The University
is worth a visit in its park-like setting as are the many cafes and
interesting shops that fills a couple of the avenues within this compact and
pedestrian friendly city.
Overlooking the city of Berkeley and Bay is the castle-like Claremont
Spa & Resort. For over 80 years this grand hotel has pampered guests
like you wouldn’t believe. The Claremont is not the sort of hotel you come
back to late at night after a full day of site seeing. If you are
staying here, you will want to spend most of your waking hours indulging yourselves
in the luxury and riches this palace offers.
When Athena and walked into our room, we were greeted with a
scrumptious display of strawberries and cream in a “box” made entirely
of chocolate. Nearby, a bottle of champagne was chilling, patiently
waiting for us. Our bathroom even had a whirlpool tub. We soon
discovered our twin bathrobes hanging in the closet. My terry-cloth robe was so
warm and embracing that it was a very sad moment when I had to take it off
to get dressed for dinner.
I am glad we did go down to dinner as the four course meal served
in Jordan’s, the Claremont’s signature restaurant was the perfect way
to end the day.
There are many fancy hotels in the San Francisco area but we were
fortunate to be able to stay in the only one that also has a European
Spa. We spent most of our second day getting massages and lounging
in the pool, hot tubs, steam room and sauna. Next time we’ll try out
the two outdoor pools and the tennis courts. Plan ahead for reservations.
This place often books up weeks in advance.
Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley CA. 510-843-3000.
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