Sausalito, San Francisco and Alcatraz
Part of: California and Vegas Road Trip
Today we spent a lot of time on boats: ferry to SF; ferry to Alcatraz; ferry back to SF; ferry back to Sausalito. It was very fun, but when we got home tonight I still felt like the ground was swaying!
I'm happy to report Alcatraz lived up to the hype - it was very interesting and fun to explore. We spent a couple of hours there, and walked our legs off again. There is a lot of hiking and stairs involved on that little island!
We also had a nice stroll and lunch at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, which is like Pike Place Market but fancier. Tonight we ended up on the ferry to Sausalito after dark (5:30-6), so we enjoyed some really nice views of the city lights on the way home. Then we finished our long day with dinner at Horizons, the waterfront seafood place we went last night. Delish.
We are still making up the itinerary as we go along, but currently the plan is to spend tomorrow night (possibly two nights) in Monterey, then somewhere else between there and L.A. for one night. In between, we'll visit some missions, the Hearst Castle, and whatever else seems interesting. So that puts us in L.A. on Monday or Tuesday, where I've found a couple of good hotel options already. I'm relieved that no other city seems to be as booked up as SF yet!
I've spent a lot of time this evening on trip planning, hotel booking and photo sorting and it's already getting late, so I don't know if I'll be able to catch up on the photos, but I'll try! These are a mix from today and yesterday.
Various views of the Transamerica Pyramid (1972), which I was quite smitten with:
Alcatraz coming next time!