San Francisco is loaded with attractions and a steamy nightlife.
For fans traveling to watch the CSU football team take on the
Boston College Eagles in 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl,
here is your guide to life in San Fran.
Every traveler’s first priority in San Francisco should be a jog
up the hill on Fillmore Street, in Alamo Square. This hill is
famous from the opening credits of the sitcom “Full House.”
As you skip up the hill just ponder how far Mary-Kate and Ashley
have come. The next step in revealing to all locals your tourist
nature is a ride along the cable cars while singing the Rice-a-Roni
jingle. The scene is perfectly set, traveling along the Powell/Hyde
line you pass through the city over Nob Hill and arrive at
Fishermen’s Wharf, all while screaming incessantly “the San
From the wharf you have the option of shopping for cheesy
T-shirts or spying on sea lions. If you arrive early enough in the
day you can catch old fishermen at work. The boardwalk is a
happening place throughout the day with attractions like Ripley’s
Believe It or Not Museum. Continue on foot toward a taste of
chocolate’s history at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory. Once
your stomach is fully coated with gooey cocoa you’re off on a ferry
The Rock continues to be one of the Bay Area’s top draws. This
one-time prison is where Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery saved
mankind and Mike Myers learned about “Machine Gun Kelly” and his
“shiv.” The tour is way too much a chunk of American history to
While in the city see if Terrell Owens will show you his latest
dance, if Barry Bonds will show you his rippling chest or if you
can coax Joe Montana and Jerry Rice to rejoin the Niners and bring
back the glory days.
Clich�? Possibly, but on this end of town looms the
Golden Gate Bridge. Double your scenic pleasure and travel over the
bridge into Sausalito, where you can catch a Pacific-setting sun
with a loved one among monstrous Vermillion tree trunks. This jaunt
is a beautiful way to get ready for the nightcap.
There are many ways to spend a night in this California city,
street after street are lined with fun places to imbibe or
In the Mission District you can indulge in music, food and fun
at the Elbo Room, a laid back dual-level bar. Rock or funk can be
found upstairs and drinks down-space is always at a premium. For
the trendy folk the 2202 Oxygen Bar offers a variety of legal shots
of oxygen. It is expensive, but supposedly uplifting.
Each district offers a change in style, but plenty of
Check out the Infusion Bar near Pac Bell Park for infused vodka
drinks and The Butter, in SOMA, for redneck eats and plenty of
Pabst. The Hemlock Tavern in Polk Area provides more fresh music
and young adults.
The beauty of it all? CSU wants to help you get there. The Ram
Road Trip is offering deals for individuals and groups wanting to
visit the coast. The individual deal is $199 for lodging, travel
and a game ticket, or save one hundred bones and travel
The four-pack with travel consists of tickets, travel and
lodging for $750. Check out more on www.ascsu.colostate.edu.