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Travel Blogs from Alameda
... Street stop, but we could see it from our bus. Other than that, we had seen everything we had wanted to see! Except for one thing...stay tuned...
We had dinner at a seafood place on Fisherman’s Wharf. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it’s slogan was “if it swims, we’ve got it!” Everyone got a crab sandwich for dinner, because we had seen crabs everywhere! It was time to eat some. It was delicious. We ...
... walked through the biggest Chinatown I have ever been in and contemplated stopping for food but I wasn't quite ready to stomach anything especially sushi which is what I almost got (Another poor hung decision). The hills around here are ridiculous and if it hadn’t been for the fact I walked 5 miles to get here I would of given up.
First on the list was to visit Coit tower which of course is ...
Nutella on toast for breakfast and we are happy little vegemite's in America! Just the boost we needed before tackling the peak hour traffic through San Fran to return the car to the airport. Wasn't as bad as LA which was pleasant! Made our way back to our room then set off for the day. We went and saw the painted ladies, turns out they're not actually ladies which surprised me, however they were amazing. Wandered through the park just over the road and saw so many amazing houses ...
... in from the other end but we did manage to see it. We all checked into the best western Americana hotel on 7th street except for Betina and Sofia who are staying in a hostel on 6th. Quick wash, change of clothes and make redone we all met in the lobby for our final farewell champagne cruise. We all took the cable car down to fisherman's wharf and had a quick browse round the pier before we headed to the docking bay. We saw the happy clapping ...
... and living next door to some of America's most dangerous criminals! All the children got a boat every day to the main land to go to school! The wives on the island created a beautiful garden, it was so pretty and is still maintained today! We were told that for well behaved prisoners (of some years!) they were allowed to walk in the garden! Well we survived Alcatraz and arrived safe and sound back on the main land! The next day we left for Las Vegas...
Other places to stay in Alameda
1700 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $120
1151 Pacific Marina, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $78
1628 Webster St., Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $152
1925 Webster Street, Alameda | 1 star hotelfrom $91
400 Park Street, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $77
2428 Central Ave., Alameda | Hotelfrom $44
1350 Marina Village Parkway, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $131
1260 S. Loop Rd, Alameda | 2 star hotelfrom $113