Travel Blogs from San Francisco
... to be experts on the Muni system. We hopped a train to Powell station and transferred to another to get to Pier 33.
Pier 33 Alcatraz - For those coming to San Francisco the only tour that actually takes you to the island of Alcatraz is located at Pier 33. All other tours take you by the island. In many ways Alcatraz has reflected the story of San Francisco. San Francisco, named after St Francis of Assisi, was founded by Spanish colonists and ...
... our last night of the trip. We had a bit of a scare on the return journey home.... We had to wake up incredibly early for the 5am pickup back to the mainland. We made our way in complete darkness to the dock and saw the transport boat close by- apparently the 2 man crew had to sleep in the boat since they had a late drop off the night before and had to pick us up at 5am. The crew must have been tired as we couldn't wake them up despite the Tokoriki staff member ...
... rush hour. Somehow I don't think we thought this one through properly?! We made it in a good game of dodgems with the rest of California and arrived at our friend's house in Playa Del Rey. Wine was consumed, pizza was eaten and a fun night was had. The final day of this section of our Californian travels was a sad one. We had to give back our car. I shall say no more. However, some friends we had met offered to give us a lift to Hollywood. So off we ...
... I had entered ‘Little Italy’, as every restaurant including my hotel was Italian. Being late in the afternoon, I was hungry and tired, so I headed to the fisherman Pier. I grabbed something to eat and had a little stroll, which I loved. I think mum would have loved it here, and it’s such a contrast to NYC; so laid back and as I know I’m going to enjoy the slower pace, it will be a nice way to relax before the horrible flight to ...
... especially me I love cheesecake and could not decide what I wanted in the end I went for a white chocolate and raspberry one which was so good.) It was that popular that it was an hour to wait to eat inside so we had it as a take out and sat in union square. Which was quite cool and lets just say we saw some very interesting sites. San Francisco is definitely full of a mix of characters (We loved doing a bit of people watching.)
On the Friday we had ...
Other places to stay in San Francisco
South Beach, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $250
- Hotel somewhat over-rated
- Royal Treatment
- Elegant but Very Noisy
Union Square, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $233
- Este hotel es fantástico! Lo recomiendo!
- Great location
- Nice, newly Remodeled but not Great
Civic Center, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $254
- 4-Star stay in Union Square
- A Few Tips
- Very decent
SoMa, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $247
- Great New Hotel by the Convention Center, but Staff Needs Some Help
- Excellent hotel--but watch out for the upcharges!
- Stay here!
Civic Center, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $226
South Beach, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $272
- Great location, great hotel
- Loved the W!
- Less than stellar
Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $230
- Close to the Wharf, but don't drive
- Drab Drab Drab
- Great Location!
Downtown, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $226
- Enjoyed the Sir Francis Drake
- Worn but Charming
- Good value, good location
Northeast San Francisco, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $252
- One of the best
- Classy, comfortable, and understated
- First Class
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $215
- Unfriendly Terrible Service
- Don't be put off!
- Much better accommodation available.
SoMa, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $191
- Oasis in the city of old
- Impressed with it all
- Great for the price
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $243
- Charmed by Clift Hotel
- Awful stay @ Clift Hotel
- Only for one nite stands
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $228
- Very enjoyable experience
- Lovely place
- Absolutely Fabulous! Worth every cent!
Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Wow Fantastic!
- Staff incompetence
- Holiday Inn Golden Gateway to HELL
Union Square, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $167
- Great Value!!
- Lousy hotel and Unfriendly staff
- It was ok...I guess
Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $223
- Executive rooms
- Hilton fine, but pricy
Civic Center, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $312
- They're putting the 'fair' back in Fairmont
- The Fairmont is exceptional
- Completely overrated
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $225
- Convenient, friendly-staffed but small
- Great Value for money
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $223
- Nice Hotel, BAD LOCATION
- Ideal Big Chain Hotel
- Great place to stay
Financial District, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $261
- You don't need a car here!
- Spinning Around
- We Moved On........
Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $265
- Good location, nice room, helpful staff.
- OK hotel, tacky area
- Good hotel
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Great deal, lots of fun
- Great location for everything!
- Can Handle the Handlery
Union Square, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $153
- Perfect if you are under 5 feet tall?
- A Good Deal and A Great Location
- Got more than I paid for
Financial District, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $180
- Worked fine for us!
- Smaller & louder than a College Frat House!
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $227
- Nice stay overall
- Very classy hotel with great staff
- Perfect Location
Downtown, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $263
- OK, but some problems
- Average hotel with great location!
- Nice rooms / good value