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We arrived early in the morning and Went out on deck to see the Golden Gate bridge above our heads.
After a very smooth entry we got a cab to Fort Mason and our hostel. The girl in the reception checked us in and we left our luggage in the storage.
Out the door and down to the waterfront to enjoy a Beautiful San Fransisco in the morning. we strolled along Fishermans wharf ...
... What a relief to finally be on the boat. Her name is Ti Paya, she's a36ft. long sailboat. I don't know what it means but I plan to find out. A great meal at a French harbor-side restaurant. Suddenly after 25 hrs. of travel it caught up with us and we were crawling to our new home the Ti Paya and our births for some sleep. I can't wait to see what adventure tomorrow brings ...
... for photos...so glad I missed all that!
The rest of the Island was just as informative. There are plenty of signs depicting life on the island and major (derelict) buildings all have information. It was easy to see some of the areas where the movies, "The Rock" and "Escape from Alcatraz" were filmed. There is an information video and display of the military fortress and prison period also but the overwhelming attraction is the Cell House.
Another major attraction ...
Driving Even the bloody gps had trouble finding its way through the San Fran city centre. It often plotted the car inside skyscrapers or told us to turn after passing the street. Sometimes it got confused and refused to calculate a route leaving us trying to 'wing it' in unfamiliar territory. Got free parking at motel 6 which was the only good thing about that place. Had the familiar scent of Hindley street on a Sunday morning. Driving down the one way streets somewhat resembled the ...
... questionable vendor snacks. Distracted by the lure of shopping we nearly missed the views of the bridge and Alcatraz peering our from their foggy blanket, and Ann nearly missed the sea lions. Although she didn't miss the seagull having a stare off for her chips.
We jumped on the on and off bus for a 2 1/2 hour tour of the city with our singing guide. Downtown we saw the latest police interceptor and I wonder if these will ...
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
181 Third Street, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $84
- 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!
450 Powell Street, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $132
- 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
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $107
- 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