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Travel Blogs from San Francisco
We started our day out Friday morning driving over the Golden Gate Bridge to head to the Golden Gate Park, which we thought would supply us with a perfect view of the bridge and bay. Unfortunately it was too foggy to even see the top of the bridge (go figure) and the park was actually 3 miles inland and even if it were clear out we wouldn’t have been able to see the bridge. Nonetheless the Golden Gate park is actually gorgeous and we walked around ...
Our first full day in SF & I'm writing this a day late. I think we are all getting a bit tired - slower to get up in the morning :(
We hopped on another Hop On Hop Off bus as we have found them great to get an overall picture of a city & then decide if we want to visit specific things. The first bus covered a lot of SF through the city areas. SF is flat around the wharf. This is where they dumped 14 ships last century ...
... to visit Lucasfilm's campus and Rancho Obi-Wan; one of the largest private collections of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, but then I found out that there are no tours as such of Lucasfilm, and that Rancho was closed due to them packing for their exhibit at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Now I know I'm going to Celebration, but I wanted to see Steve Sansweet's full collection. However, given the above I then had to make a decision what to do for the one full day I ...
... probably more important that responding to my 'thanks' for the cup of hot chocolate I'd just used the coffee machine to make. I guess, perhaps, it doesn't make much sense for me to be thanking her for something a machine did? Nope, instead it was a guy who I'm pretty sure was either asleep, or so focused on his phone or something that he didn't even look up when I moved a chair to get a better look outside. Surprise, surprise. Rain in San Francisco looks much the same as ...
... shape. I was then recommended to try a shop in the North beach area and duly did at the next opportunity. A million boxes of beads including one in shape of a bottle of wine with some grapes. Perfect to remember Sonata.
Wednesday it was off to Alcatraz, the trip having been rearranged from Sunday which I had inadvertently booked for only to realise I would be in Yosemite that day! Best laid plans NOT! I was delighted to get a full refund for the Sunday ticket. Met ...
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