Oakwood At The Aurora
Travel Blogs from San Francisco
... it got even busier. I got started filling up barrels and found a bunch of leaky barrels! apparently borers put holes in barrels but luckily they can be fixed. Once I'd finished the first lot of barrels I went and helped Philip and Paulo up on the crush pad. The divider to the destemmer was loose so it kept moving, rather than Paulo taking time to fix it and making us stay later, I used a bit if my kiwi ingenuity and stayed up top to whack the divider back into place. ...
... fairly similar. The tour to Alcatraz was still worth doing because, well, its Alcatraz - and we got to stand in the cell that Al Capone aka Scarface was kept in!
Following Alcatraz, we went to Pier 39 for lunch. This place is very touristy, but still cool! It is essentially a pier full of restaurants, bars, candy stores, ice-cream parlours, tourist shops etc. Visiting the candy stores is an experience in itself, they literally have anything you can think of, I saw ...
... From there we walked through Little Italy, to Coit Tower, which was a signaling post for ships, back when San Francisco was a port, but is now just a good lookout offering nice views of the bay and the Golden Gate bridge. The Americas Cup is also based out of San Francisco at the moment, so we could see those boats in the bay, a nice bonus.
Next up was China town, apparently one of the largest China towns anywhere in the world, it covers fifteen plus ...
... for every tank (unless super dirty). I did not expect the tank washing to be hugely different from Seifrieds, but it is. I also got to play with a gadget that reads how clean the tank is and makes sure it is of a certain standard (I do love gadgets). This took all day pretty much.
Tonight Larissa, Jeremy, Micaela and I all met at downtown ...
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It was a cool evening so I chose to sit downstairs for the night bus trip whilst Tom and Mark went upstairs. It wasn't long though before I was joined by a young and friendly lad called Chris.We chatted a bit and then he 'floored' me when he said that 'he and his husband were the first couple in Hawaii ...
Other places to stay in San Francisco
South Beach, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $208
- Hotel somewhat over-rated
- Royal Treatment
- Elegant but Very Noisy
Union Square, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $189
- Este hotel es fantástico! Lo recomiendo!
- Great location
- Nice, newly Remodeled but not Great
Civic Center, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $239
- 4-Star stay in Union Square
- A Few Tips
- Very decent
SoMa, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $192
- 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 $168
- Stay here
- Great Hotel, Great Views, Great Location
- Great rates, great location!
South Beach, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $266
- Great location, great hotel
- Loved the W!
- Less than stellar
Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $201
- Close to the Wharf, but don't drive
- Drab Drab Drab
- Great Location!
Downtown, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $183
- Enjoyed the Sir Francis Drake
- Worn but Charming
- Good value, good location
Northeast San Francisco, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $201
- One of the best
- Classy, comfortable, and understated
- First Class
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $193
- Unfriendly Terrible Service
- Don't be put off!
- Much better accommodation available.
SoMa, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $163
- Oasis in the city of old
- Impressed with it all
- Great for the price
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $213
- Charmed by Clift Hotel
- Awful stay @ Clift Hotel
- Only for one nite stands
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $191
- Very enjoyable experience
- Lovely place
- Absolutely Fabulous! Worth every cent!
Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $149
- Wow Fantastic!
- Staff incompetence
- Holiday Inn Golden Gateway to HELL
Union Square, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $128
- Great Value!!
- Lousy hotel and Unfriendly staff
- It was ok...I guess
Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $168
- Executive rooms
- Hilton fine, but pricy
Civic Center, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $307
- They're putting the 'fair' back in Fairmont
- The Fairmont is exceptional
- Completely overrated
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $168
- Nice Hotel, BAD LOCATION
- Ideal Big Chain Hotel
- Great place to stay
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $186
- Convenient, friendly-staffed but small
- Great Value for money
Financial District, San Francisco | 5 star hotelfrom $225
- You don't need a car here!
- Spinning Around
- We Moved On........
Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $199
- Good location, nice room, helpful staff.
- OK hotel, tacky area
- Good hotel
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $193
- Great deal, lots of fun
- Great location for everything!
- Can Handle the Handlery
Union Square, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- 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 $154
- Worked fine for us!
- Smaller & louder than a College Frat House!
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $182
- Nice stay overall
- Very classy hotel with great staff
- Perfect Location
Downtown, San Francisco | 3 star hotelfrom $236
- OK, but some problems
- Average hotel with great location!
- Nice rooms / good value