Going to be a brief Three Count today. I know I've said that in the past and not followed through but I mean it this time, we've been out and about quite a bit the past couple days and time is at a premium. Instead of a big recap of everything we've done in 3 days in the Bay, here's just a quick checklist of some of the highlights of our trip:
- Giants game
- Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf
- Twin Peaks
- Baker's Beach
- Lombard Street
- Cable Cars/Trolleys
- Full House house
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Boat Cruise around the Bay
- Ancient Arcade Garage
- Ghiradelli Square
- Roadtrip to Oakland for Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena
So we've had a great trip to San Francisco in our 3 quick days here. Heading north to Occidental tomorrow for zip-lining and then a drive along the coastline from Jenner to Bodega Bay. The only thing we weren't able to do in San Francisco that we really wanted to do was a trip out to Alcatraz.
Just a heads up to anyone planning a San Francisco trip in the future. If you want to go to Alcatraz you have to book your tickets extremely early, like 2 months in advance. They have been sold out for our week in SF for about 40-50 days now. We went today and they said the next day they have tickets available is August 17th. It's crazy.
And if it looks like they have plenty of tickets still available, don't wait. I was looking for tickets a couple months ago and it said they had 100-200 tickets available for all 12-20 trips they make. Later that week, they were all gone. So when they sell out, they sell out quick apparently. So moral of the story, if you want Alcatraz tickets in San Francisco you gotta get them early.
I'm hoping Amazon Prime Day turns out to be something this year. We will be traveling most of the day so I doubt I'll be able to get much, even though we do have Amazon Prime. But I remember last year Amazon making this day into a huge event and they had crap on the site. No deals and basically tons of useless items just to make it seem like there were a lot of deals. It was really bad.
So I'm assuming Amazon tries to make this year a little better after the bad publicity they got this year.