San Francisco Journals

We left our hearts in San Francisco

An October 2004 trip to San Francisco by Ira Kincaid

Quote: San Francisco has it all. Don't miss Fisherman's Wharf, Grace Cathedral, Chinatown, wine country, or Yosemite, and take the city tour.

We left our hearts in San Francisco

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Overview

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We suggest that you take a city tour on your first day. We highly recommend Tower Tours. They are the most professional and really treat you well. On the city tour, you will be able to see places you may want to return to on another day. Do not miss the Golden Gate Bridge, but do it on a sunny day. The fog will hamper your view otherwise. Fisherman's Wharf is a must-see for shopping, eating, and people watching.Quick Tips: Before you purchase tickets at Tower Tours, check at your hotel for an issue of the City Guide. It contains coupons for all their tours. Using two City Guides for five tours, we saved . The City Guides also contain coupons for restaurants and shops. We did note that prices ...Read More

Nob Hill Inn

Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:Grace Cathedral, Chinatown, Financial DistrictBest Things About the Resort:Location is ideal. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. The furnishings are Louis XV and XVI. Area is quiet and away from all the noisy hotels.Resort Experience:When you enter the inn, you step back in time. Antiques are everywhere. The atmosphere is much like visiting a close friend's home. There's a living room, dining room, and sun room, all near the lobby. There's also a breakfast room, which is a wine cellar. Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activities: Good Am...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004

Nob Hill Inn
1000 Pine Street
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 673-6080

Alioto's Restaurant

Restaurant | "Aliotos #8 at Fisherman's Wharf"

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The service was excellent, and so was the food. Most seats offer a water view. We had seafood, but the menu has a good choice of other kinds of food.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004

Alioto's Restaurant
#8 Fisherman's Wharf at Taylor Street
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 673-0183

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Breathtaking doesn't even come close to describing the park. We took a tour by Tower Tours in San Francisco and left all the driving to them. If you go to San Francisco, you must take a day and visit Yosemite. You can even arrange to arrive one day and spend a few nights, and the tour company will pick you up and take you back to San Francisco. The Merced River flows through the park, and the road generally follows it. The park is full of history, because it's where the Gold Rush took place in 1849.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004

Yosemite National Park
Sierra Nevada
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
(209) 372-0200

Tower Tours

Attraction

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The tour company employees are all professionals and conduct themselves in a very business-like manner. They are friendly, courteous, thoughtful, and informative. We took the City tour, which included Alcatraz, Monterey/Carmel, the wine country, and Yosemite Park. The driver designs his own tour, does his own research, and narrates from the driver's seat. He also recommends places to eat while on the tour.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004

Tower Tours
865 Beach Street
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 345-8687