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Travel Blogs from San Francisco
We left Sacramento on Thursday 7:30 for a 2 hr. drive to SFO for our "Redeye" at 11:50 to Miami. Then we leave MIA at Friday 9:50 for Sint Maarten arriving at 12:50 local. Well that's not how it went! An AA flight assistant did show for work and we waited for a replacement for 3 hours needles today we missed our connection in MIA so after an hour in line to get our new flight at ...
... provided an interesting, colourful and informative narrative by actual Correctional Officers who worked there and inmates, as you follow the Cell House through the building. Despite the considerable demise of the building and surrounding infrastructure, some cells and rooms are still maintained for the tour. You follow the Cell House through B Block (named: Michigan Ave), C-D (pronounced 'Seedy') Block & D Block (Solitary Confinement row). You also wander through the Library, ...
... of a man satchel (this thing is actually pretty handy) is no substitute for experience. We learn by doing.
So right now I'm going to ignore that overstuffed observation and read my New Yorker where I will find, for the first time in the years I have been reading it, the "Goings On About Town" section actually ...
... One of the most interesting sights was the large colony of sea lions that live at the end of Pier 39.A noisy bunch they were. They did not engage with us in the same way that the seals did in Victoria, however. They were piled into great masses of brown blubber and mostly stuck their noses in the air and barked and hooted.
After that ...
... cars go, we made it towards the front of the queue (it can be up to 2 hours apparently) and managed to get a seat outside. Such a great trip and at times it felt like a thrill ride. The 'gripman' certainly has a physical job.
After a little walk around the Wharf area, we treated ourselves to a chocolate sundae lunch. Oh yum, yum, yum. Ghirardelli is world famous in SF and the chocolate is lovely. As you can see from the ...
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