Vantaggio Suites - Garland
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... Bubba Gump, Stacey emitted a low moan, followed by several expletives. It appears that she had left her designer, prescription sunglasses on the Dart train. A Classic Clifford-Turner move! So, it was off to the friendly (naturally!) neighbourhood optician to get a rush job pair of designer, prescription sunglasses made. Cue a very cross Stacey and a rather large hole in the USA beer budget!
Following this mini detour to our plans, we took a stroll through the ...
... riots and daily life for the inmates. I am now desperate to watch Escape from Alcatraz!! Saw a great documentary in the barracks/living quarters explaining the history of the prison and the future of the site as a National Park. Many areas were blocked off for restoration so we couldn't see them but it was incredible to see a real prison and I brought some inmate cups and salt and pepper shakers for my new house. Got the boat ...
... in mist blowing a gale and FREEZING cold. No sooner had we crossed than we drove through the viewing car park (which was packed) and back across again.
The second last stop on the tour was Pier 39 (there are a string of odd numbed piers around Fisherman's Wharf - some for fishermen, some for ferries and some like Pier 39 with shops and restaurants.) Catherine had told us at Sebastian's that a must do experience in San Fran was wandering ...
... I purchased and had one signed. So far a really good read. We came back an bought combo tickets for the aquarium, bay boat ride and hop on and off bus. We did the aquarium first, very interesting looking at the local marine life, informative and educational about efforts to preserve and restore. The bay ride out to the golden gate was great I stayed down stairs and right at the front, a great choice until it started pitching, tossing and rolling as it ...
... kilometers of parkland to wander, with Japanese Tea Gardens, Bison paddocks and especially the California Academy of Sciences,right in the centre. It had everything, from African exhibits, aquarium, earthquake simulation, roof top gardens, skull collection (400 sea lion skulls on the wall - bizarro ) - enough to occupy for many hours.
A bus this time and off to see the famous Cliff House (restaurant) which was opened in 1863 but has ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVantaggio Suites - Garland San Francisco
Hotel is nice to stay in, staff very friendly. The location is good, close to everything including transport. But there's a lot of homeless on the streets surrounding, making us not want to be outside at night. And it's in the tenderloin.
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