San Francisco Journals

Valentine's Day 2006

A February 2006 trip to San Francisco by CoupleTravels

Quote: A quick trip out hitting Coit Tower and Bubba Gump, then spending the night in the city.

Valentine's Day 2006

Overview

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Pier 39 is always great to go out to. We really just like to visit because that's where we got engaged.

Quick Tips:

Really get out and explore Coit Tower; don't just sit in your car.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walk, drive, and ride. Do it your own way; just expect to pay anyway you go.

Coit Tower

Attraction

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Coit Tower is a wonderful place to get a great view of the city. Jason thinks the city looks so peaceful from here.Don't just park and admire the view! Get out and walk around, there are paths that take you around the base of the tower, and the views are wonderful.The website coittower.org says it's open everyday from 10am to 5pm, but on Valentine's Day it was open until at least 6pm. I don't think the website is kept up-to-date. The murals on the first floor are great, painted in the Italian fresco style by WPA artists. They are very vibrant, and run the entire length of the bottom of the tower on both walls.It was $4 for adults to take the elevator to the top, cash only. Ther...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 18, 2006

Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 362-0808

Best Western Americania

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

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At $110 for 1 night, this is one of the cheaper places to stay in San Francisco that's not a dive. The base rate was like $90, but there's always tax!Our room, no. 237, was super tiny. A queen bed, two nightstands, two chairs, a small table, and a small dresser with a TV were all crammed in there. The bath was super tiny as well, but this is San Francisco; you aren't going to be spending a lot of time in your room. The bed was nice enough, but the three pillows were super squishy and made it hard for Jason to get a good night's sleep.The lobby is nice and the check-in staff was friendly and offered all sorts of tips. There is a free daily shuttle to Union Square that runs on ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2006

Best Western Americania
121 Seventh St.
San Francisco, California 94103
415-626-0200

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Restaurant | "Bubba Gump"

Quote:
Of course, the restaurant is themed around the movie "Forrest Gump." When it's near the time for you to be seated, they call out your party name and invite you to head out to the dock for chow time. Basically it's a fancy way to make you wait in a standing line for another 10 or so minutes. The service was fast and friendly. I did like the little license plate frames on our table that said "Stop Forrest Stop," which did actually make the staff stop to see what we wanted! The food was okay but very overpriced. Everything has a cute name, of course. Jason enjoyed his fried chicken and my stuffed shrimp was okay. When we asked for the check, it was prompt in coming, and when our trainee waitress took ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 18, 2006

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