November 13th, 2006 – by: greenfield914
Josh, Brandon and myself on the boat to Alcatraz
San Francisco reminded me of a cross between NYC and New Orleans, though seemed to have more of the NYC hustle and bustle. While the Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz were a lot of fun and the Golden Gate Bridge was neat to see, the city itself was not everything I expected. The traffic was awful but the city was too spread out just to park and walk or use the trolleys. Finding your way around town also seemed to be more difficult than other cities I’ve visited. However, San Francisco certainly wins points for having so many sights. Everywhere you turn there is something unique to the city. From the only moving national landmark trolleys, to Lombard Street, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the residential architecture up and down the city’s hill sides, San Fran definitely has a lot to be proud of. However, in my book the city would be rank a lot higher if the locals were more laid back like the Southern Californians. Which, just south of the city Santa Cruz has a more laid back feel to it. Though the boardwalk was closed for the winter you could tell it would be a hot spot for families and teens in the summer. And while the beaches are not nearly as crowded as those in LA county it was much more relaxing.