Best Restaurant That's Also a Vacation - 2000
One of the most trying aspects of getting away from it all is actually having to go somewhere, and when you figure in traffic jams, airport delays, packing, unpacking, repacking, etc., enjoying yourself can be a real pain in the ass. Forbes Island offers an alternative. All you have to do is make your way down to Pier 39's H Dock, where a pontoon boat will ferry you to the world's only man-made floating island restaurant, complete with its own lighthouse, palm trees, deckside garden, underwater dining room, and, while we're at it, an amazing rack of lamb provençale. Forbes Island isn't cheap, but then again, neither is Hawaii. And, most important, as you're ferried back to shore, you'll feel you've been somewhere special -- and can then drive home and go to sleep.