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I left my heart in San Francisco

A May 2005 trip to San Francisco by Reneek

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: If you are fan of Victorian architecture, scenic views, multicultural events, and great seafood, San Francisco is the place to be!

I left my heart in San Francisco

Overview

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Must-sees: The Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, the Painted LadiesQuick Tips: It's worth the effort to visit Pier 39's Visitor Information center. The attendant was extremely helpful and affable. He was very knowledgeable about the city and where you should go to experience SFO to the fullest. He also handed us a discount coupon book that came in handy when we visited Bubba Gump's seafood restaurant. We also found the coupon book that we bought at entertainment.com to be well worth the price. We were able to get b.o.g.o. tickets for the wax museum and Ghiradelli's.Best Way To Get Around: The city's MUNI system is pretty well-organized, and if you choose not to buy their ...Read More
Nob Hill Motor Inn Photo, San Francisco, California
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We chose the Nob Hill Motor Inn at 1630 Pacific Avenue in the Russian Hill/Pacific Heights area due to its wonderful reviews on www.tripadvisor.com. We were very pleased with our room: it had two queen beds, a table with two chairs, free wi-fi, in-room coffee maker with coffee, several lamps, working A/C and heat, refrigerator, microwave, TV with cable/HBO, FREE PARKING (miraculous in SFO), and the place was kept immaculately. We paid $94 a night for the first three nights and $114 on the last (Friday) night. However, the thing that makes this a true jewel are the motel's owners--especially Judy, who went above and beyond to assist us in every way imaginable during our st...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Nob Hill Motor Inn
1630 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 775-8160

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Restaurant | "Bubba Gump's"

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Photo, San Francisco, California
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We ordered the "Bucket of Boat Trash" ($18.99) entree that consisted of fried baby lobster, shrimp, fries, and mahimahi--delish! Our server was very sweet and helpful. She even quizzed us on some of the scenes in the Forrest Gump movies; unfortunately, the prize was free tea refills and more napkins! I particularly liked the "Run Forrest Run" and "Stop Forrest Stop" signs that you could use to get any server to either stop by your table to assist you or keep going if you were satisfied. Very clever!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Pier 39
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 781-4867

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

Attraction | "The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf"

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It was a very interesting selection of wax figures from Mussolini to Marilyn Monroe. It's one of the touristy things that one feels one must do, but to be honest, some of the renderings looked nothing like their subjects. But nobody's perfect, right?

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson St
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 202 0400

Golden Gate Bridge Photo, San Francisco, California
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We ordered our tour via Alcatraz Tours, LLC, and we requested that they pick us up from our motel (which was a scheduled pickup point for them anyway). They took us to their offices, where we boarded the official tour bus depending on which tour we had selected. The tour price was $38.50 per person, and we were lucky to have such an informed and spirited tour guide who took us to the following landmarks: Fisherman's Wharf The Marina District San Francisco Bay Palace of Fine Arts Presidio National Park Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Park Cliff House Ocean Beach and Pacific Ocean Chinatown Italian North Beach V...Read More