Monday, October 17, 2011
San Francisco Highlights
Weather and Clothing
S.F. can be cool and rainy. Bring tennis shoes. And a folding umbrella or something to cover your head.
Even in the "conservative" financial district, it's commonplace to see women dressed up but walking the streets in gym shoes for comfort and dryness.
But, S.F. can also be very dry and beautiful.
Try the great Italian district and also Chinatown. Next to each other.
At the wharf, we had a great reasonably priced meal at the Eagle Cafe, which now has a 2nd name, also called "the Tin Fish" see below,
THE EAGLE CAFE/ TIN FISH
Pier 39, Space A-201
San Francisco, CA 94133
Make sure you get validated when you park in the parking structure 1 hour before 6pm and after 6pm validation is good for 3 hours.
At Fisherman's wharf, try the Ghiradelli Choc Factory, the Boudin sour dough bread stores (which are also throughout the city).
More info here:
Top Tourist Sites
If you have time, Fisherman's Wharf is an fun tourist spot. Just be forewarned about some of it's more negatives:
You can ride the cable car from downtown over to Fisherman's Wharf. The Powell-Mason line begins at the Powell/ Market turntable, and the line runs from there up and over Nob Hill and down to Bay Street at Fisherman's Wharf, an incredibly beautiful view. Just get there early, it gets crowded.
Posted by Bob at 8:40 AM