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San Francisco Treat!

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An April 2007 trip to San Francisco by Traveling Jen

Coit Tower Photo, San Francisco, California More Photos
Quote: My first visit to this city...one word...awesome! I can't wait to go back!

San Francisco Treat!

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Coit Tower Photo, San Francisco, California
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I now know why people rave about California, it was spectacular. My best friend, Sue, and I pick a trip every year as our birthday/Christmas gift to each other. For 2007…San Francisco. With a backdrop of the Bay, Alcatraz island, the mountains, the Pacific and the Golden Gate & Oakland Bay bridges, every direction you look is beautiful.The day we arrived, we hit the tourist spot of pier 39 on Fisherman’s Wharf. We turned in rather early after a long day of traveling from the east coast. On day 2 we had mapped out some of the land marks in a few of the neighborhoods that we wanted to see. With a combination of cable car rides, the bus and our feet, we managed to navigate our way around pretty w...Read More

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

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Hotel | "Sheraton Fishermans Wharf Hotel"

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel Photo, San Francisco, California
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I had used my SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) points to book the room, which was a great deal, 28000 points for five nights. The room rate was $290 per night, so we made out like bandits for booking with points. Just in the nick of time, to: they changed the hotel category from a category three to a four after I had booked it. That would have changed the point redemption from 28000 to 40000. Anyway, it’s apparent that they do indeed take care of their SPG members. We arrived at the front desk to check in. Much to my dismay, they had us booked in a non-smoking room. They quickly corrected the problem. However, the only smoking rooms left were “the priceline” rooms, which apparently aren’t the greatest. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 20, 2007

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
2500 Mason Street
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 362-5500

North Beach Restaurant

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Restaurant

North Beach Restaurant Photo, San Francisco, California
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The North Beach Restaurant, three words…OMG! So good! Our driver from the airport was a San Francisco native and he recommended The North Beach Restaurant to us. Our last night in the city, we ventured to the North Beach neighborhood to try this restaurant. I was dying for some good Veal Saltimbocca. While we waited by the sidewalk for our table…I studied the menu (which did not have Veal Saltimbocca on it). Upset as I was, I looked for something else. As we continued to study the menu, a man approached us and suggested the Veal Saltimbocca. Stating, “I travel all over the place and they have the best Veal Saltimbocca I’ve ever had. The waiters always try to get me to order something else, and I ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 14, 2007

North Beach Restaurant
1512 Stockton St.
San Francisco, California 94133
(866) 860-0013

La Boulange

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Restaurant

La Boulange Photo, San Francisco, California
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We happened upon this place for lunch while wandering and exploring the city. After a couple of hours of hill climbing, we were starving. La Boulange is a cute little café-style soup/pastry shop. They have a few small tables inside and four tables outside on the sidewalk. We each (Sue and I) ordered a French onion soup and a double cappuccino. The total bill was $9.50 for each of us. I love French onion soup and have had it in many places. La Boulange, by far, was the best. The serving size was huge, it was the size of a mixing bowl. The soup was pure perfection. And the cappuccino was to die for. It too, was a huge serving (came in a large soup sized mug). Of course, the size of the mug made it dif...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 20, 2007

La Boulange
1909 Union Street
San Francisco, California 94123
(415) 440-4450

Franciscan Restaurant

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Restaurant

Franciscan Restaurant Photo, San Francisco, California
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Not the greatest place I’ve eaten dinner at, that is for sure. I suppose they stay in business because of the location. The Franciscan is right on Fisherman’s Wharf next to Pier 39. It was clean and decorated with the theme of crab. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We were seated right away and placed our order within five minutes. We did wait a bit longer than we needed to for our meal, about 30 minutes. The food was not so good! We decided to try the Franciscan purely for the Dungeness crab. I always like to try a native dish when I travel. We each got the crab melt with garlic fries and a coffee. We shared an order of the crab cakes. The crab melt was cold. It seemed that it was in...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 20, 2007

Franciscan Restaurant
Pier 43 1/2
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 362-7733