Chinese Lantern Festival

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February 6th marks the end of the Chinese New Year festivities with the final celebration: the Chinese Lantern Festival. This day is traditionally one of romance, proposals, and courtship. Cities all over China and Chinatowns throughout the world will be setting off fire works and hanging red lanterns in celebration. And don’t forget to enjoy the annual tasty Chinese treat, Yuanxiao Dumplings, named for the legendary homesick palace maid who escaped the Emperor’s watch during the festival.

These waterfront apartments are a gorgeous blend of Asian inspiration and a vacation at the beach. Not only is the holiday poised for romance, ocean-side living is as enchanting as it gets.

If the ultimate romantic  Chinese vacation is on your mind, check out this apartment on the harbor. The master suite has a stunning view of Causeway Bay that includes both city lights and a rustic ship yard. You can watch the ships come in and see the festival lights on the water. Try a ferry cruise or dinner on the water for a magnificent tour of the area. The neighborhood is traditionally known for providing the finer things in life like Michelin rated restaurants, boutiques, day spas, and cultural centers. You’ll have all the amenities of a world-class city and the uniquely Chinese experience of the holiday. The apartment mirrors the luxury of the Bay area: high end furniture, table ware, bedding, and decor.


San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the largest and most culturally rich in the US. Enjoy an East-meets-West Lantern Festival in this San Fran apartment in the Marina District.  The best areas of Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf,  and Union Square are just moments outside your door. The home is plenty cozy for an extended stay with a fully upgraded kitchen, outdoor living and dining area, full sized washer and dryer, and room for four guests. Take the trolley to any of the city’s cultural attractions. Snuggle in bed and watch the fog roll in off The Bay. Lovely views of the water and the Golden Gate Bridge make for priceless vacation photos.


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