The full-service Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf offers an exceptional hotel value in a world-famous San Francisco …
1300 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133 United States 415-771-9000
I would definitely stay here again. Rooms are more spacious than Hotel Del Sol (see last day of this trip) and the location is much better. Parking is not free but, after adding up room charge and car parking fees, it comes up to the same price as Hotel Del Sol.
San Francisco, CA 94101 United States (415) 771-4383
Reservations not accepted. By far the best seafood restaurant ever! And the best dining experience I had on this trip! The food is excellent and at a decent price, especially considering the serving portions! The lobster is a must-have.
1785 W Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States (530) 583-0871
Choosing a place to have breakfast in North Tahoe is a no-brainer. Since the late 1970s, the Fire Sign Cafe has been the locals' choice -- which explains the lines out the door on weekends. Just about everything is made from scratch, such as the delicious coffeecake that accompanies the big plates of bacon and eggs, or blackberry-buckwheat pancakes. Even the salmon for chef and owner Bob Young's legendary salmon omelet is smoked in-house. Lunch -- burgers, salads, sandwiches, burritos and more -- is also quite popular, particularly when the outdoor patio is open. (Frommers)
571 North Lake Boulevard.\n\nTwo floors' worth of tables usually ensures a short wait -- if one at all -- at this shingled, lodge-style restaurant in the heart of downtown Tahoe City. Family owned and operated, Rosie's has been serving quality comfort food to legions of vacationers since it opened in 1980. It's noisy and casual, perfect for families (with children's menus and free balloons), and servings are plentiful. A big menu offers breakfasts designed to carbo-load skiers, as well as hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and chef-type salads for lunch. The two-course dinners mostly star fish and meat (the Yankee pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy is hard to resist on a cold night). You won't mistake it for gourmet, but you'll like the value and ethos (Frommers). Not bad, better than Sol Y Lago. Worth checking out.