A March 2002 trip
to San Francisco by Villadon
Quote: A brief sojourn to the lovely city on the Bay.
Hotel | "Ramada Plaza Hotel International"
Hotel booked through Points.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 26, 2005
1231 MARKET ST
San Francisco, California 94103
We bought a 3-day Transport Pass, so we caught the famous cable cars around the place, as well as the local buses to all the attractions. We walked across the famous Golden Gate Bridge (and back). China Town (great food), Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 (saw all the Sea Lions), and Ghirardelli Square (chocolate factory since 1852 – had the biggest sundaes at the soda fountain, yum). We also caught the ferry to Alcatraz – ‘The Rock’ – where the rule was "You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention. Anything else you get is a privilege." Al Capone was incarcerated there. The tour, which incorporates a 12-minute video and 35-minute audio, is very interesting. (http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz). We also caught a ferry to Sausalito, a 40-minute ride across the bay. Sausalito is just so charming--a quiet, elegant town which looks more like a Mediterranean village with lots of cute shops and galleries.
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