San Francisco Journals

San Francisco, CA

A March 2006 trip to San Francisco by hellotmf

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San Francisco, CA

Overview

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San Francisco is an excellent city to visit. There are many attractions within close proximity to each other, which enables visitors to hit many attractions in a couple of days. Some must-see attractions for first time visitors are: Alcatraz, Fishermans Wharf, Ghiradelli Square and Pier 39. You can also cruise under the Golden Gate bridge on one of San Francisco's many Bay cruises.Quick Tips: Save your appetite for your visit to Fishermans Wharf, which has excellent vendor stands, seafood restaurants and pizza places. Save room for dessert and walk down to Ghiradelli Square to get a Ghiradelli sundae!Best Way To Get Around: If you can, park somewhere downtown and get a cable car pass...Read More

Citiscape Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant | "Cityscape Restaurant - San Francisco, CA"

Citiscape Bar & Restaurant Photo, San Francisco, California
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Rating: 4 out of 5 StarsSan Francisco’s CityScape Restaurant is one of the few rooftop restaurants in the Bay area and can be found on the 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco on O’Farrell Street in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The restaurant is bounded by mostly glass walls that display a superb view of the city. This is a high-end, cloth-napkin restaurant. It is a restaurant best for dates and/or a great way to end your stay in San Francisco on your last night in town. This is also a great place for a holiday dinner and/or a Sunday brunch, which is served every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The Sunday brunch also includes live jazz and all the champagne you want as well ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2006

Citiscape Bar & Restaurant
Hilton San Francisco & Towers, 46th Floor 333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 771-0720

Pier 39

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Attraction | "Pier 39 - Sea Lions"

Pier 39 Photo, San Francisco, California
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California sea lions can be found along the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. Historically it was not unusual for sea lions to occasionally dock themselves in and around San Francisco Bay’s Fisherman's Wharf. However, it was only after the earthquake of 1989 when the larger population of sea lions decided to take up residence in San Francisco Bay, in particular Fisherman's Wharf’s Pier 39, and become one of the Bay Area’s main attractions. No one knows for sure why the sea lions moved, only that it was uncharacteristic for these known creatures of habit. There are many theories, including the spawn of herring in the waters of the Bay area and the pres...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2006

Pier 39
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 981 7437

Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39

Attraction | "Aquarium of the Bay"

Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 Photo, San Francisco, California
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Rating: 3 out of 5 starsSan Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay is located at Pier 39 in Fishermans Wharf near downtown San Francisco. The Aquarium of the Bay was opened in 1996 and renovated in 2001. It is an educational facility that focuses on conservation and study of the distinct marine ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay area. The Aquarium begins with a series of tunnels through a glass aquarium where visitors can view a wide range of Bay area marine life, including sharks, schools of fish, eels, and starfish. You can stand on the moving walkway as you go through the tunnels.The tunnels end at a petting area, where visitors of all ages can pet the stingrays and other sharks. T...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 2, 2006

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