I normally eschew touristy hotel areas.
I have an August hotel res in Union Square. Two-night stop on road trip. Family with two teens. (We'll park our rental and not touch it. Even with pricey parking, it'll be significantly cheaper to keep it.)
But considering my emerging itinerary, I'm suddenly wondering if the Wharf (shudder) will be more EFFICIENT for this short stay.
MONDAY: late morning arrival, Mr. Toad 3-hour tour, right into Alcatraz night tour.
TUESDAY DEFINITELEY: GG Park, Chinatown, North Beach in evening. IF TIME: Haight-Ashubury or Japantown.
WEDNESDAY: the bike- the-bridge-Sausolito-ferry thing, depart around 7:00pm for Monterey.
I would normally say we enjoy exploring neighborhoods, architecture, indie shops, blending in, but it seems we're going full-throttle tourist on this trip.
D'ya think we should bite the (Wharf) bullet?