so i am looking for some suggestions of things my sister and i might do with our mom while we are in san francisco next week. i don’t want to be turbo-touristy, but i figure a few structured things will likely help make things go more smoothly.
is alcatraz at all interesting? how about the go-see-the-bay-from-a-ship-and-sip-some-booze-maybe-at-sunset deals?
we are staying in the fisherman’s wharf area, so obviously we’ll wander the parks and waterfront.
any restaurant suggestions?
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What kind of food does your mom like?
fabulous question 🙂 i think she is amenable to a variety of things, though she tends to avoid things that are very spicy.
In the random really cool things department I always loved the Exploratorium. It is hands down the coolest science museum I’ve ever been too.
I found Alcatraz fascinating, engrossing and haunting. And it’s a fun boat ride to get there. I had read about the American Indian Movement’s takeover of the island in the 1970s – you could still see where they defaced some of the prison signs and the gov’t repainted over parts of it. So much history – and a seagull sanctuary, and pretty gardens that I didn’t really have time to see – in one little rocky, windy place. I could have spent most of a day there.
San Francisco is so beautiful that it’s hard to go wrong.
Skip Alcatraz (not that I’ve been there).
Oh so many restaurants! Mike and I should call you. You should have asked me while I was on the Island!
Visit the Palace of Fine Arts, The Japanese Tea Gardens, and while walking around North Beach / Litle Italy, which is just pass Chinatown on Grant, you wil find awesome food. My favorite is Mona Lisa’s
Hope you have fun. I personally do not lile Alcatraz, but a walk along the golden gate is very rewarding.