San Francisco Journals

San Francisco, CA

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An August 2000 trip to San Francisco by notso62

Lombard Street Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: Our trip to California started in San Francisco and ended in San Diego. This journal highlights the time we were in San Francisco.

Yuet Lee

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Restaurant

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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In a city of tremendous Asian cultural influences, Yuet Lee is a superb example of a casual Chinese eatery. The staff is excellent, and the food is great! Who could ask for anything more? Just because Yuet Lee is open late does not mean it lacks in quality service. The first time I visited San Francisco, my family and I popped into this restaurant for a quick bite to eat. Not only was the hostess super friendly, but she gave us many nice insider tips to where we should go, what we should do, etc. It was much-appreciated advice in the least expected of places. She acted as if we were regular local customers, as opposed to the misplaced tourists which we were. It was one of my favorite m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2006

Yuet Lee
1300 Stockton St
San Francisco, California 94133
+1 415 982 6020

Lombard Street

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Attraction

Lombard Street Photo, San Francisco, California
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Lombard Street is one of the major arteries of the city of San Francisco, but between the blocks of Hyde Street and Leavenworth Street in the Russian Hill section of town, the street serves as more of a sight to see as opposed to the best way for traffic to get through. It is here that the street becomes incredibly narrow, windy, and steep. It has the claim of the "crookedest road" in America and was one of my favorite sights in all of San Francisco. Lombard Street boasts an incline of 27 degrees--that's pretty steep! Its curves were designed in the 1920s by necessity rather than for aesthetic. Cars and people could not just go down the hill without crashing or falling over and rolling to an unplea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Lombard Street
Between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets on Russian Hill
San Francisco, California

Ghirardelli Square

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Attraction

Ghirardelli Square Photo, San Francisco, California
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In 1852, Domingo Ghiradelli founded the Ghiradelli chocolate company in San Francisco. In 1893, he purchased this entire city block in order to turn it into his company's headquarters. It grew quickly and was moved to San Leandro in the 1960s. It was one of the largest independently owned chocolate brands in the United States until it was purchased by the Swiss company Lindt in the 1990s. Ghirardelli Square still pays homage to its chocolate roots, even though the company that gave it its namesake has long since moved on. The Ghirardelli sign that rests above the old headquarters is still intact and large enough to be seen from many a vantage point in the city. It has been preserved as a historic...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2005

Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 775-5500

Alcatraz Island/The Rock

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Attraction | "Alcatraz "

Alcatraz Island/The Rock Photo, San Francisco, California
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From the years 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz was not a place people liked to visit. The once-federal penitentiary island in the middle of San Francisco Bay was home to a maximum security prison with notorious convicts, such as the gangster Al Capone and Robert Stroud. Thanks to the preservation efforts of the National Park Service, that has changed, and Alcatraz is now one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. Alcatraz Island has much more history than just the infamous prison that once operated there. In the 1800s, it became the West Coast's first US military fort. It is also home to the West Coast's oldest lighthouse. Before the federal penitentiary took hold of the island, Alcatra...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2006

Alcatraz Island/The Rock
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco 94133
(415) 705-5555

Golden Gate Bridge

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Attraction

Golden Gate Bridge Photo, San Francisco, California
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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable man-made structures in the United States. It's hard to think of an America without the Golden Gate, but the bridge has only been connecting Marin County to points north since 1937. In under 70 years its iconic Art Deco shape painted "International Orange" has become timeless. The 1.7-mile span over the opening of the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean has been crossed by over 1 billion people over the years. It's impossible to say what San Francisco would be like without it. I must admit I was quite disappointed with the Golden Gate Bridge before I went to visit it. For the week before I went to the visitor center and crossed over the bri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2006

Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, California