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San Francisco romance

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Thoughts of romance -- and weekend trips for valentines -- brings to mind San Francisco, a city with its share of romantic highlights. A neon sign lights up the city by the bay near the Ferry Building, with the Transamerica Pyramid in the background. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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A couple share ice cream as they walk through the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. The Ferry Building Marketplace is a great place for a gastronome to take a date. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
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Lights on the Golden Gate Bridge glow in the ubiquitous San Francisco fog. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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Chinatown is a must-see for most tourists to the Bay Area and a great place to stroll and window-shop. A statue of Buddha is reflected in a store window on Grant Avenue. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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The Garden Court was the carriage entrance to the Palace Hotel when it opened in 1875. Now the San Francisco restaurant sets an opulent mood with its domed glass ceiling and Austrian crystal chandeliers. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Lombard Street is known for its extreme curves. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)
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Cable cars are the real San Francisco treat. For a view of the city, sightseeing twosomes can swing onto a one, such as this car at the corner of Powell and Geary streets. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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Streaking lights from traffic along Fisherman’s Wharf frame Alcatraz Island. A 1909 lighthouse illuminates a portion of the former federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Lotta’s Fountain at Kearny and Market streets glows on a chill evening. Cold and rainy San Francisco nights call for good company and a seat in a cozy restaurant. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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A fine romance, my friend, this is (to borrow from Fred and Ginger). At the Hotel Majestic in San Francisco, an ornate entryway sets the mood. The Edwardian-style building was built in 1902 as a private residence. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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