Visiting San Francisco

Click to see this one a lot bigger, its a great photo (well, I think so!)

We got to San Francisco about 8pm on the Friday of our “holiday” (Its weird to refer to it as a holiday, since Alex was working most of the time, but from this point, it was a holiday. Ish.) We were staying at the Hilton Financial District and after checking in, we went up to our 23rd floor room to find this view:

I think I had my face pressed up against that glass for a good 5 – 10 mins just looking at everything. First thing I pointed out to Alex was a bright pink place, which turned out to be a strip club. I do not have some sort of strange attraction to strip clubs.

This was the view in the morning. The island to the left of the tall tower in the centre is Alcatraz.

Look! There it is a lot closer!

On Saturday, we went to Pier 39 for a wander. Pier 39 is a pretty touristy attraction, with quite a few shops. Unfortunately it was raining quite badly on Saturday, so we went to Aquarium of the Bay. I had to move the photos of the aquarium into their own album on Facebook as Alex was quite snap happy.

That is a look of pure concentration on my face. This was pretty awesome, just full of these fish (I can’t remember what sort they were, I want to say pilchards) swimming about in a circle, opening and closing their mouths every so often.

We ended up walking back to the hotel from the pier – not through choice, but because we couldn’t find a taxi in the rain! Somehow we didn’t take any wrong turnings, and got back quite quickly without resorting to our phones. I call that a win.

Saturday night we went to see Tron Legacy in super uber ZOMG 3D (theres probably a brand name for the 3D thingy we saw, but I prefer mine). The film was pretty good, despite me never seeing the original! American cinemas are crazy with the fast food as well, massive buckets of Coke and just sweets EVERYWHERE.

Sunday, I’ve already covered in my previous blog post about why we ended up stuck in New York – we just stayed around the hotel, frantically refreshing the American Airlines webpages on our phones!

You can see the rest of our San Francisco and fishy photos on Facebook.


  1. Harriet says

    I adore San Fancisco. To be fair it’s the only place I’ve been in America, but in my mind that only proves it’s the best! It’s so lovely looking at your photos and thinking ‘Ooh, I did that too, I saw those sealions, I went to that aquarium!’ Glad you had a lovely time!


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