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... 45 minutes. At one point we climbed a little hill that gave us a good view of the city and Fisherman’s wharf. A few of us started to get a little tired walking up this hill (little did we know that the entire city of San Fran is built on the hilliest landscape imaginable and this hill would be nothing compared to just the streets of downtown San Fran. Eventually we decided to leave because Jessie had to pee (what else was new). What was funny though is ...
... the land area of SF. Then in 1906 they had a massive earthquake which destroyed much of SF & the rubble & waste from this was also used to create flatter areas. This seems to be where the city itself (high rise office blocks etc) is built. The residential areas are where it gets steep & we will explore these a little tomorrow on cable cars & walking (Lombardi Street).
I'm trying not to be judgemental but you ...
... Was it to be city and surrounds, or the wilderness? I chose wilderness given my love of landscapes and the opportunity to see Yosemite National Park for myself was too great and therefore outweighed seeing the likes of the Golden Gate Bridge. Although I did manage to get a glimpse of it on our way out of the city heading over Bay Bridge, riding a cable car, seeing the Port of San Francisco and of course Alcatraz. Oh well I guess I'll just have to come back again ;-) From what ...
... at 4 hours. As soon as I deplaned in SFO I upgraded my return to first class for $159. Times have certainly changed.
My friend picks me up and we head into the city for dinner at a familiar falafel shop. After, we drive back to his place in Cupertino and make some minor final packing changes. Wake-up call tomorrow is 3:45am (5:45 central, so not so bad).
... more beds the other night, the people who were being evicted from a homeless encampment. Being in San Francisco really opens your eyes to the huge divide between rich and poor. Union Square boasts the biggest designer shops you can imagine, huge shops - with massive displays on one street, and then you turn onto market and there's no hiding from the poverty that lines it. Perhaps I have been naive in the past, but it was alarming to see so many people without a roof over ...
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