Tag Archives: Fisherman’s Wharf

Top 5 things to do in the Bay Area this weekend

The World Series
Visit your local bar, or one of these sports bars, unless of course you’re one of the fortunate to have actual tickets. Continue reading Top 5 things to do in the Bay Area this weekend

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Pier 39: not terrible

Fun at PIER 39
From the official press kit: “Fun at Pier 39!”

So Pier 39. When’s the last time you actually paid a visit? and not incidentally, stopping in to use the bathroom on a jog along the Embarcadero. Locals rarely come here, even ironically – it’s just not on their radar (Bubba Gumps? Hard Rock Café?) – which is kind of curious considering the millions of visitors to San Francisco each year (16.5 million in 2012) who quite possibly make it a part of their vacation experience, especially those with kids. It’s one of the things they remember about the city. Continue reading Pier 39: not terrible

Fleet Week followup: the Blue Angels flyover

The Blue Angels came to town recently for Fleet Wek, October 8-9, and I was fortunate to spend the weekend at the Fisherman’s Wharf Hyatt for the big event. They say the best seats for viewing the two-hour air show are on a boat on San Francisco bay, but boats aren’t allowed in the bay during the performance. Instead I settled for second best, watching from the fifth floor rooftop of the Hyatt, about two blocks from the water, with minimal obstructions. Continue reading Fleet Week followup: the Blue Angels flyover