San Francisco, California
San Francisco is the turnaround port for some Alaskan cruises.
Where You're Docked
San Francisco has two main cruise terminals. Pier 27 opened for cruise ships in 2014. Pier 35 is still used and is beside the touristy Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. Pier 30 by the Bay bridge has also been used in the past when all berths were occupied. Cruise schedule available from the San Francisco Port website http://www.sfport.com/index.aspx?page=157
Getting To/From the Airport
Transportation options from the airport here http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/overview
Money and Tipping
You can the ride historic streetcar line F between Market St (downtown) and Pier 35 and Pier 27. Fare is $2 for 90 minutes of travel (Sep 2013). http://www.sfmta.com
Search hotels in San Francisco here
Shopping & Restaurants
San Francisco's main street is Market St with Westfield Mall and most major department stores between Powell St and Stockton St adjacent to Union Square. America's largest Chinatown is located north of Union Square centered at Grant and Washington streets. Be sure to check out the small Golden Gate Fortune Cookie factory nearby on Ross Alley.
Restaurants found near the terminal at Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf include Hard Rock Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Bubba Gump and In-N-Out burger. In-N-Out burger is a regional fast food chain with a basic menu but with arguably the best quality fast food burgers.
The Ferry Building on the Embarcadero at hosts a farmer's market Tues, Thurs and Sat but has many unique restaurants and shops.
For garlic lovers, The Stinking Rose is located in the North Beach district.
A downtown post office is located at 170 O'Farrell St (between Powell and Stockton). It is in the basement of the Macy's department store.
Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi for customers. There is an Apple store by Market and Stockton for free internet.
Lots of good pdf maps here http://www.baycityguide.com/maps/maps.html
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