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A May 2004 trip to San Francisco by samepenny

Hyatt at Fishermans Wharf Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: I return to San Fancisco as often as I can, but never often enough. A most wonderful place to visit! Most visitors to the city quickly trot to Fisherman's Wharf, and so do I. There's just so much to see, do, and eat.

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf

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Hotel

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf Photo, San Francisco, California
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I booked this hotel for its location, a fast few minutes walk to Fisherman's Wharf. I expected a nice room, but I got a fantastic room with a superb bed, a huge amount of closet space, and a luxury bathroom beyond my greatest expectations. I had room #441, a long walk from the elevator with no particular view, but a great room for a luxury weekend. The bathroom, nearly the size of some San Francisco hotel rooms, had both a large shower and a massive jetted soaking tub. More towels than I've even had in a hotel room. Dozens! Top quality products. Extremely comfortable bed with vast numbers of pillows. Excellent room service and very nice lobby bar. I will book this hotel again in the futur...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2004

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf
555 North Point Street
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 563-1234

Fishermen's Grotto

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Restaurant | "Fisherman's Grotto"

Fishermen's Grotto Photo, San Francisco, California
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We selected the upstairs dining room for 2 reasons: the spectacular view and memories of very fine meals there in the past. We had a very enjoyable, calm and slow paced lunch in this delightful situation. Incredible views from the huge windows, both the Golden Gate and the boats of the marinas, and gentle attentive service. My partner labored through an enormous serving of ice cold Alaskan king crab served 'Louis' style with a large glass of wine. I had a rich salad, very nice pasta (let's keep away from the shellfish for me!) and coffee. Grand total including tax & tip $71.20. We completely enjoyed the beginning of our return to the famous city by the Bay. Yes, adults are allowed to have fun...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2004

Fishermen's Grotto
9 Fisherman's Wharf (at the corner of Taylor and Jefferson streets)
San Francisco, California 94133
+ 1-415-673-7025

Cafe 8 Fisherman's Wharf

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Cafe 8 Fisherman's Wharf Photo, San Francisco, California
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You may, if you please, stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and purchase very fine seafood to eat while standing up. That, however, isn't how we prefer to eat. We paid a few dollars more and sat in the comfort of outside dining at this cafe/bar. A couple chairs, a table, a waiter and service, so I guess I'm at that point in life where I don't want my fast food to be served and eaten fast (and on my own two feet). Cafe 8 was our evening choice after an entire day of munching our way through San Franciso. To avoid the seafood, I had a bacon, lettace and tomato. My friend had yet more crab. Oh for the pre- allergy days when I could buy a crab roll and enjoy walking around the Wharf while munching. Do I...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2004

Cafe 8 Fisherman's Wharf
#8 Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, California

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop Photo, San Francisco, California
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A requirement for a visit to Fisherman's Wharf is a walk over to Ghirardelli Square for, at the very least, a munch of ice cream at this famous chocolate shop. Hot fudge at $6.50 and a one-scoop sundae at $4.95 plus tax. Very good stuff! No good for the low carb diet, but you have to allow that you will walk off a lot of calories climbing those hills. Of course, that is the excuse I always give myself, but eating in San Francisco is mainly and usually for pleasure. Save your receipts and get 10% off on your next visit. That's the price, not the calories below your belt.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2004

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop
900 North Point Street
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 771-4903

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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Attraction | "San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park"

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Photo, San Francisco, California
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Open-air museum that suffers from the elements, but how else can you keep ships? A wonderful experience for an old ship lover like me. People from all over the world visit this museum. Donations only for walking the dock. You need to purchase a ticket to go aboard the ships. Your National Park Pass is good here. Be sure to leave some money in the clear box by the Museum. This place receives very little funding and gets by with donations and volunteers. Daylight hours.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2004

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
At the corner of Hyde and Jefferson streets
San Francisco, California 94123
+1 415 556 3002