Travel Blogs from San Francisco
... made it a perfect fit as first a military garrison and then a military followed by a federal prison. It may be just a mile or so out in the bay, but to escape required a swim through the freezing, treachorous waters and strong currents of the San Francisco bay. The short boat trip over provided perfect views of the craggy island and a great appreciation of the natural barrier that the bay waters provide.
We landed on the dock in front of ...
... on the prisoners, guards, wardens (over the years) and very interesting.
Jayde and I left William on Alcatraz (no only for him to watch the 15min film, on history of Alcatraz, even when the Indian had taken over as a reservation) and headed back to mainland, (Jayde not interested in film). Jayde and I caught up with some friends from Victoria, whilst waiting for William who arrived on next ferry. We all meandered down from Pier 44 stopping to have a drink at ...
... as it was the main attraction I had been looking forward to on this trip, but it was still awesome to just be there all together. The park itself was littered with giant red structures, showcasing the steel that was used to build the bridge. From there, we headed towards Nob Hill to see the famous cable cars and the iconic steep streets that define the undulated city. En route there, we stumbled upon Lombard Street, the ...
... allow us across. We set out having a gentle stroll down the hill and it ended with a rapid speed walk to get there on time and only just made it, fortunately we weren't the last ones to turn up. The boat trip to the island was much smoother than we thought it might be, and was much quicker than we'd thought it might be, but it was also even colder than we'd expected it might be, poor Elaine was frozen and suffering a bit. After disembarking from the ferry we were all ...
... for $20 we got a 15minute Water Massage and 15minutes on the flavoured oxygen bars. Blake enjoyed the massage whereas I didn't enjoy it on the upper half of my body so much. Everyone felt rejuvenated afterwards and we continued our walk. We looked in all the touristy knick knack shops buying souvenirs here and there. We got California jumpers made with all different prints - we got a little bit ripped off, but the jumpers came in ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Pensione International San Francisco
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
- Stay here
- Great Hotel, Great Views, Great Location
- Great rates, great location!
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
Nob Hill Russian Hill, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $223
- Nice Hotel, BAD LOCATION
- Ideal Big Chain Hotel
- Great place to stay
Downtown, San Francisco | 4 star hotelfrom $225
- Convenient, friendly-staffed but small
- Great Value for money
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