Favorite thing: Driving from the northern wine country, through Marin County (home of Skywalker Ranch), you clear a hill and there it is: the Golden Gate Bridge, red and bold, shrouded in wispy mist rolling in from the Pacific, linking two green hills on either side of the Bay. San Francisco's skyline, though not as expansive and conquering as New York's (but where is?), lies beyond, crowned by the sharp Trans Am Pyramid but adorned with rolling city hills. That is a great view, one of the most famous in the world.
The city is magical with so much of natures beauty.
Santa Cruz beach has become quite famous, it is warmer than San Fran and is a hour south....as I recall.
It is a beautiful drive through the mountains to get there from Mountain View.
Fondest memory: Crossing the Golden Gate bridge is a must to d.
Favorite thing: The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge crosses the 2mi (3km) mouth of the bay. Completed in 1937, the bridge remains the symbol of the city despite competition from modern constructions. At the time of its completion, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and the 746ft (224m) suspension towers were higher than any structure west of New York City.
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge: there's good view-points at either side, and if you are feeling energetic, you can walk or cycle from one end to the other. If you come by car, the bridge gets quite busy and queues are common. There's also a toll charge on each of the bridges.
Alcatraz is a good visit as well, but booking is advisable as the tour is very popular. Alcatraz has been featured in a few films and was a high-security prison on an island. Now closed, the tour includes the ferry-ride out to the island.
Fondest memory: Is Fisherman's Wharf and the famous Cable Car's.
There are so many great things to do in SF, that it's hard choosing just one. One thing that springs to mind was driving across the Golden Gate bridge - it was totally exhilarating.
Fondest memory: San Francisco was a beautiful city. It had a strange feel of a small old town about it, what with it's beautiful wooden houses and lack of crowdedness. I'll keep forever the image of watching the fog roll across the bay.
See the sights, all the things you've seen on TV are there, do not miss the bridge, Lombard St, trams ahhh there's too much, just go!!
Fondest memory: When we arrived we had a couple of hours until we had to return the hire car, so we drove down Lombard St and then across the Golden Gate, unforgettable.
Fondest memory: If you plan to take photos of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, be prepared to deal with the fog. The city is often shrouded in thick, white patches of it. But, with a bit of luck, it can provide you with great photographic opportunities, lending an air of mystery to your shots.
pose in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.... to show your friends that you have been here!
Photo Below: Here I am standing just outside Fort Mason at the foot of the Bridge where this pic was taken.
visit the world's most famous bridge - the Golden Gate Bridge - the City's pride and joy!!!
And here's a little trivia for you: Just in case you're wondering... No, the Golden Gate Bridge was not devastated by the horrendous earthquake of 1989. Phew!!
Visit Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco's most recognized emblem.
This view of the bridge is from Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Very beautiful city, nice streets with bouldings on the mountains
Fondest memory: You have to see Goldan Gate Bridge, Alcatraz-prizon, Union Sq, China Town. And very nice beaches and coast nearby.
Favorite thing: The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the two major bridges that connect the city to the rest of the bay!!!
Walk across the Golden Gate bridge. The traffic is a little anoying (due to the noise) but it's one of those things you just have to do.
Fondest memory: Having some great seafood down by the pier.
Walk on the Golden Gate bridge. Also drive to Sausalito in the other side.´
Don't forget the Bay brige
Fondest memory: The atmosphere of Pier 39 and the Fisherman's Wharf area.
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge like 3 times. It was great. What a view.
One day clear, the other day foggy!