Just recently, a few friends and myself ran into a ridiculous deal that we couldn’t pass up. Allegiant Airlines and Telluride / Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce was running a deal where you buy a ticket through the Chamber and they will buy your second ticket. It was pretty hard to pass up especially when the ticket is only $100 to begin with. The deal was only valid from Montrose, Colorado (mid point from Crested Butte to Telluride) to Phoenix, AZ or Oakland, CA. Both Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Telluride Mountain Resort are trying to find different ways of increasing guests to there “destination resorts.” Allegiant decided they would attempt to help these two struggling resort locations. We however took this deal to visit San Francisco, get away from the mountains, take a few days off of skiing, and be tourists!
I had never been to San Francisco but it’s been on the bucket list, and with the skiing getting rough here in Colorado there is not much of a better time to go. Sure, we knew the weather was not going to be super warm but we lucked out with upper 50’s and mostly clears sky’s the whole trip.
Here is the Hostel we stayed in over the four day trip. Hostel International is off of Mason and O’Farrelle Streets. It was a perfect location, although it would have been nice to be closer to the Wharf as that was my favorite area.
That night we met some friends of Mike’s that were from Santa Cruse. We met them at Sutters Pub to grab a beer and a bite to eat. Later we went back to Mike’s friends hotel room and then went to The White Horse pub, where we played some shuffle board.
The next morning we work up and started the tour. This city is so vibrant with color and unique structures.
On our way to the Wharf we stopped into the cable car museum. With the Cable Car being such a staple of the City Of San Francisco, it was good to learn a bit of the history.
Made it to the Wharf, such a cool spot. I bought a crab to eat, it was almost 2 pounds and it was not cheap!
I enjoy looking at boats. Here is one of the docks at the Wharf. We hung out here for a bit then went west to the Marina District, where we would watch the Superbowl at a bar off of Chestnut Street. It was fun to be in the city and watch with all the 49er fans. However, it was not a very fun ending but at least the town didn’t go crazy. The only weird thing I saw was when we were walking back to our hostel some dude threw a towel at a driving car and looked very upset.