San Francisco Journals

Enjoying "The City"

A travel journal to San Francisco by LoCho

Quote: I live in San Jose, but I love to visit San Francisco with its wide variety of things to do. The food in Chinatown is to die for, the nightclubs are great fun, and people-watching in the city is unparalleled.

Enjoying "The City"

Overview

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If you are visiting San Francisco for the first or second time, the obvious things to do are see the Golden Gate Bridge, take the ferry to Alcatraz, shop at Pier 39, ride the Cable Cars, see the crooked part of Lombard Street, and eat some delicious Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl. The great thing about San Francisco, though, is that even after visiting several times you still want to go back -- there is so much to see and do.Quick Tips: One of the sadder aspects of San Francisco is that there are many, many homeless people on the streets looking for a handout. I've never been terribly bothered by them, but its intimidating to walk by them especially at night. I don't give money to ...Read More

Spec's Twelve Adler Museum Cafe

Attraction | "Steinhart Aquarium and Natural History Museum"

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The Steinhart is located in the middle of lovely Golden Gate Park. I like this museum because it has a large variety of exhibits. For example, you can visit the aquarium, which has an extensive collection of marine life (I like the reptile exhibits); you can also visit the Morrison Planetarium to see a sky show; or you can stroll through the Natural History exhibits to see everything from prehistoric creatures to african jungle exhibits.

You can enjoy lunch in the park to take a break from the museum -- sometimes they have a band playing onstage. This is a great trip for a family -- I took my high school freshmen students there for a field trip and they liked it a lot.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 9, 2001

Spec's Twelve Adler Museum Cafe
12 Adler Place
San Francisco, California 94133
+1 415 421 4112

Waxen Moon Candle Studio

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Attraction | "The Waxen Moon"

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Waxen Moon is an unusual shop where you can either buy pre-made candles or you can make your own. A few friends and I were feeling crafty one day so we tried our hand at making some candles. Its fun -- you get to choose a scent, color, size, shape, and finish of your candles. It took me about half an hour to decide what I wanted because there were so many tempting choices! Once you decide what you want, you tell the employees and they start preparing your "stuff." You get to tie your wick, pour the wax, stir in your scent and color chips, and that's about it! The candles have to set for 10 hours before removing them from the molds, so you'll have to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2001

Waxen Moon Candle Studio
1814 Polk Street
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 359-1936

Bimbo's 365 Club

Attraction

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Bimbo's is a groovy nightclub which has been around since 1931. The atmosphere is elegant "Old San Francisco" style. There is a large dance floor from which to enjoy the live performances, or you can sit at tables or booths.

I saw The Groove Collective perform at Bimbo's and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The club gets pretty crowded, and seats are first-come first-served.

The clientele is a little classier and older than a lot of the nightclubs in town. The club sometimes hosts company parties or large dinner dances. Its a great place, check it out!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 9, 2001

Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, California 94133
+1 415 474 0365

Fisherman's Wharf

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Attraction | "Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf"

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Every visitor to San Francisco at some point ends up at the Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. Therefore, there tends to be large crowds, very little parking, and overpriced attractions in the area. However, it is still fun to spend time walking around, enjoying the cheesy stores and ocean breezes. Street performers seem to flock to the Fisherman's Wharf -- you will not want for entertainment! The hat is passed around at the end of each performance, so be ready for that. Seafood restaurants also abound, and most serve very good food, but it is probably going to be overpriced. Souvenir shops sell every possible knick-knack you could want ... Alcatraz memorabilia, ocean treasures, 5 t-sh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 1, 2001

Fisherman's Wharf
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California
415/956-3493