Travel Blogs from San Francisco
... in a different country in 48 hours! I am scared, nervous, anxious, excited and have absolutely no expectations. I would appreciate comments and fan mail during the trip to see who is paying attention to my very first blog. Those with the most comments will receive something from Peru :). Anyways, I should probably do something else productive like maybe learning some Spanish.
Happy exploring everyone ...
... damp is awful. I ended up walking out of the tour and going back outside to the ferry to wait for the others. I wasn't the only one. It was not a nice experience at all.
Once back on the ferry, I felt a lot more relaxed, and started to take some pics of the city surrounding the bay.
We also went out to the Golden Gate Bridge. Should have ...
... Pacific Ocean flows into the Bay. It is a suspension bridge and can swing 7-8m both sides in strong winds. We were able to take a walk on it for some great photos. All aboard again to see The Palace of Fine Arts........a beautiful structure. Then off to the Sutra Bath ruins at Lands End. We finished the day off with a Chinese banquet and headed back to our hotel for our last ...
... earth three times. It is also brilliantly over engineered and is said to be five times stronger than it needs to be to withstand the winds and tides it endures every day. At the time it was built it ranked the longest suspension bridge in the world. It still ranks ninth and took over four years to build. About 40 million vehicles cross the bridge annually. 2.7 km in length. The bridge has been closed due to high winds only three times in its history.
... as Al Capone and Robert Stroud "the Birdman of Alcatraz." Interestingly enough all the guards lived on the island with their families. Alcatraz was closed in 1963 due to maintenance and operating costs. When you visit you can see how much damage the wind and salt water does to the buildings over time.
Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in San Fran!
By the time we got back from the island it was a late dinner so decided to try ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Ram's Hotel 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