San Francisco Journals

Weekend in the Golden Gate City

A March 2005 trip to San Francisco by aussieinva

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Quote: A long weekend visit to San Francisco. Experienced the city, Alcatraz, Harbour, and surrounding areas.

Weekend in the Golden Gate City

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Overview

Palace of Fine Arts Photo, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco will cater to everyone who visits. The is a lot to see in the city, from the world famous cable cars, to the glow of the Golden Gate Bridge. There is so much to see that it will take several days to take in the city in its entirety.The cable cars are a must-ride when in San Francisco. This is a unique experience and gives a true appreciation for the steepness of the city's hills.Alcatraz Island is one of the most famous prisons in the United States. Visiting the island is a unique experience that must be booked in advance.Harbor cruises showcase the harbor in a way that is simply not possible from land. It is highly recommended to take a 1 hour tour that...Read More

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

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Hotel

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Photo, San Francisco, California
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IntroductionThe Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is the perfect place to stay when visiting the San Francisco area. The close proximity to services, cable cars, and businesses make it ideal for tourists/business without the high cost of other hotels in downtown San Francisco.LocationThe hotel is located about 2 miles from both Fisherman's Wharf and the Financial District. The hotel is located directly next to the California Street cable-car line. Having the cable car practically at the hotel's doorstep makes travelling through the city a breeze. From the California Street cable cars, you can easily connect to the other cable car lines, streetcars, and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 10, 2006

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 441 4000

Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39

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Attraction | "Aquarium of the Bay"

Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 Photo, San Francisco, California
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The Aquarium by the bay is an entertaining and informative way to learn about the marine life that lives in the San Francisco Bay. LocationThe Aquarium is located on Pier 39, which is one of the most frequented areas in the city. The aquarium is in the area on Pier 39 with all of the shops/restaurants, and is next to the Blue and Gold fleet area. The ticket window and entrance to the museum is located at the front of the pier, so finding it is easy. Getting thereThe easiest way to get here is by public transportation. The streetcars will drop you off right at the pier, or if you are riding on the Powell St. or Hyde St. cable cars, it is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 10, 2006

Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39
The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 623-5300