Travel Blogs from San Francisco
... rush and the huge wealth it brought to the area. Evidence of the city's wealthy past can be seen on the wide avenues lined with ornate colonial and Victorian buildings. And the evidence of the current wealth reveals itself in the exorbitant Real estate prices and the resulting high salaries in the area. However, evidence of the recent hard times are creeping in among the city centre's newer buildings: cash converters, check cashing counters and pay day loans companies nestle ...
... the island and stopped off at the hotel to drop off my awesome purchases then I went to get a manicure and pedicure (seen as my feet and nails were a mess from hiking and camping!!) leaving Dad happily drinking in bar. Wee met back up and queued for 90 minutes for a Cable Car up to Chinatown and back, the wait was so worth it when we passed a real life Movie set, which happened to be the shooting of scenes for San Andreas with Dwayne ...
... 39. So we did. We had lunch at the Wipe-out bar and grill. Marie had fish and chips and I, having eaten curry not long ago, had an appetizer of coconut shrimp skewers. It was great. Then we caught the bus back to the tour office and walked (uphill) back to the hotel. Marie stayed at the hotel for a rest while I walked back to Pier 39 taking photos, including of the resident Sea lions. I also checked out the restaurants looking for a nice one for ...
... inflowing tide, but by then I was stuck as it was to bouncy for me to get back to the door lol I was perfectly safe just abit wobbly. Wednesday was spent mainly on the bus, we did nearly 2 laps which included the Golden Gate Bridge. Stopped off at Almo Square to see the painted ladies 5 victorian houses - supposed to be the most photographed view in SF, i find that hard to believe. Alamo square was a very nice park area. Went onto Golden Gate park - ...
... a number of times - keeps burning down.
A welcome rest with a drink of course overlooking the Pacific Ocean before a walk to Lands End for a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge. At least now the trip back was all down hill (very little flat land in SFO we find). Back to Haight street for dinner.
Cha Cha Cha was a recommended place to eat with a great decor so - we ate, laughed,people watched and were amazed at the flow in ...
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
- Stay here
- Great Hotel, Great Views, Great Location
- Great rates, great location!
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
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $223
- Nice Hotel, BAD LOCATION
- Ideal Big Chain Hotel
- Great place to stay
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $225
- Convenient, friendly-staffed but small
- Great Value for money
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