San Francisco

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 11:45am
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Can anyone advise? We are planning a trip to San Francisco for the first week of August (my 7 year old is a flower girl in a wedding--she is sooooo excited). Any places we should definitely check out that a child would absolutely love? Any great restaurants that are good for peanut/treenut allergy? How about Hotels? We would like to stay near/in Union Square. Additionally, Mike and I thought it would be nice if we could travel for two days to Napa and stay in a B&B with our daughter--can anyone recommend a place that would be good with a young child with food allergies?

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 3:03pm
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Here's a little bit of info re:restaurants
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000394.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000394.html[/url]
Maybe one of the other Bay Area posters can help you with the other suggestions. Have never taken my PA son (age 6) to Napa; I think it would be hard to find a B&B that would be accommodating. But a day trip is doable. Perhaps you'd consider going to Traintown in Sonoma (also wine country); that might be fun....
I'll give this some more thought....

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 3:18pm
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Here's the link to Traintown [url="http://www.sonomatraintown.com"]www.sonomatraintown.com[/url]
Caveat...haven't taken my son there in many years...wondering if it's a good place for a 7 yr old.
I usually take my 6 and 3 yr old to Tilden Park in the Berkeley/Oakland hills, overlooking SF Bay. Has great Steam Trains, an old-time carousel, pony rides, etc. You could also go to Lake Anza in the park for a refreshing day.

Posted on: Tue, 06/08/2004 - 2:22am
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Traintown is lots of fun. They have changed quite a bit over the last few years. There are now lots of different rides. They have a kiddie roller coaster, those swings that go in a circle (can't think of the name of it), kid airplane ride, ferris wheel, carousel, etc. My kids (9 and 6) love going there. It's not an all day thing, though. So, you may want to plan on going to the park in the central plaza of Sonoma for a picnic, feeding the ducks, kids running around on the playground, etc. We love going to Sonoma. Also, in the plaza area, they have some historical places to check out.

Posted on: Fri, 08/25/2006 - 4:10pm
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Pammie,
Sorry you had some difficulties.
Next time you come here, there are some safe places to be found...
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000394.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000394.html[/url]

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 1:22am
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I ate at a lot of independent places with no problems, but I don't have to avoid tree nuts. I was able to get plenty of vegetarian, soy-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free food at various restaurants all over town.
A lot of the little cafes pride themselves on using fresh whole ingredients and lots of produce. I was able to get incredible meals--sometimes cheap, sometimes not, but always good.
We ate Indian, Ethiopian, sushi, veg gourmet, etc.
I also visited WF and Trader Joe's and made dinner for our hosts a couple nights.
ygg

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 5:35am
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Thanks for the info. Actually, Pescactore the restaurant next to Tuscan Inn, was very accomodating. Never saw an In and out Burger. Guess we just didn't have the right tourguide book!

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 10:16am
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There's an In and Out down just off of Fisherman's Wharf. (It's about a block from the end of the Hyde and Powell cable line or from the Streetcar line.) I can't recommend the Rainforest Cafe there... they tried repeatedly to serve DD fried chicken nuggets after we emphasized her egg allergy several times and explained that she wasn't eating anything fried. (It was the only restaurant meal we tried.)
We loved San Francisco... much better vacation than Disneyland. Far less stressful, and still wonderful things to see and do.
If you want to do all the tourist-y things, get a citypass. It gets you unlimited public transportation, and entry into everything from Alcatraz tours to the MoMA.

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 11:50am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]There's an In and Out down just off of Fisherman's Wharf. (It's about a block from the end of the Hyde and Powell cable line or from the Streetcar line.) [/b]
Yep...we eat there often w/the kids...a great safety valve option if we decide to extend our time in the city and can't make it home in time for dinner...

Posted on: Fri, 08/25/2006 - 4:10pm
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Pammie,
Sorry you had some difficulties.
Next time you come here, there are some safe places to be found...
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000394.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000394.html[/url]

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 1:22am
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I ate at a lot of independent places with no problems, but I don't have to avoid tree nuts. I was able to get plenty of vegetarian, soy-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free food at various restaurants all over town.
A lot of the little cafes pride themselves on using fresh whole ingredients and lots of produce. I was able to get incredible meals--sometimes cheap, sometimes not, but always good.
We ate Indian, Ethiopian, sushi, veg gourmet, etc.
I also visited WF and Trader Joe's and made dinner for our hosts a couple nights.
ygg

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 5:35am
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Thanks for the info. Actually, Pescactore the restaurant next to Tuscan Inn, was very accomodating. Never saw an In and out Burger. Guess we just didn't have the right tourguide book!

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 10:16am
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There's an In and Out down just off of Fisherman's Wharf. (It's about a block from the end of the Hyde and Powell cable line or from the Streetcar line.) I can't recommend the Rainforest Cafe there... they tried repeatedly to serve DD fried chicken nuggets after we emphasized her egg allergy several times and explained that she wasn't eating anything fried. (It was the only restaurant meal we tried.)
We loved San Francisco... much better vacation than Disneyland. Far less stressful, and still wonderful things to see and do.
If you want to do all the tourist-y things, get a citypass. It gets you unlimited public transportation, and entry into everything from Alcatraz tours to the MoMA.

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 11:50am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]There's an In and Out down just off of Fisherman's Wharf. (It's about a block from the end of the Hyde and Powell cable line or from the Streetcar line.) [/b]
Yep...we eat there often w/the kids...a great safety valve option if we decide to extend our time in the city and can't make it home in time for dinner...

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