San Fransisco 2014

Transportation 

Between our second visit to Las vegas and San Francisco, we stopped at Sequoia ntl Park and Yosemite ntl Park.  However, San Francisco can be reached by plane, boat, car…
Please not that no matter which bridge to the city you take, you have to pay 6 dollars to enter the city.

Accomodation

We stayed at the USA Hostels at Post Street. The vibe in the hostel is great. The hotel is also extremely safe, you cannot go beyond the lobby without a room key.   It is worth it’s cost.
It is close to Market Street and the Union Square.  Also the staff is happy to inform you about the must-sees and the cheap-escapes.

What to do

Alcatraz
San Fransisco is home to Alcatraz prison national park, so better put than one on the list.
It is better to buy your tickets online before hand, because the line for tickets is long and they sell out fast. A night tour is highly recommend, however sold out before you can say Alcatraz. When you are not able to book the night tour, go as early as possible. This gives you plenty of time to visit the prison (Free audio tour, whoohoo) and wander around on the premises.

Fisherman’s warf
It’s a pier, with food and shops and fun things to do. Also famous for it seals and aquarium.   Also home to the Hardrock Cafe, as I said before, we love our Hard Rock Café.
Always fun to stroll around, combine this visit with Alcatraz.

Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies
Famous from Full House, with a nostalgic view on the Victorian Style houses, even though they’re more Jacobean Style.  But that’s the English teacher talking.   This is a nice neighbourhood to walk in, also when travelling with kids, Alamo Square has a beautiful play ground.
A few blocks down at Duboce Park, you find Duboce Park Café. It’s a cozy café that serves delicious foods and a to die for home made lemonade.

Haight street
A street we crossed, where the shops were awesome and the vibe was great!  Close to the Mission District and Casto Street.

Mission Dolores
Even when you’re not religious, you should visit this wonderful mission.  The architecture and art is amazing. It has a well kept cemetery also it’s a peace haven in mid city.
Combine this with a visit to the Castro Neighbourhood.

Union Square and surrounding streets.
The reason d’être for shoppers, home to may shops, such as Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, The Disney Store,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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