Go on the '17 mile drive'. A can't actually remember where this goes 'from' and 'to' but it is 17 miles (surprisingly) of coastline driving that takes in Carmel (where Clint Eastwood used to be mayor), this really made my day, and Monteray (a really interesting town with a great Marina).
But the facinating thing about the drive is the often 'rugged' scenary. As you can see in the pictures.
Fondest memory: This place is just a short drive from Twin Peaks. The best part about this place is that it's less touristy. You have to walk up a bit through some bushes to reach the top, but definately worth it. One side has a gorgeous view, the other a giant cross that can be seen from any location in west San Francisco.
There are so many things to do in this city. At least 3 days are needed. I only had 1 day. Some sights I did not see but worth seeing were Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury district, Alcatraz Island.
Fondest memory: The beautiful water of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge gleaming in the sun in the deep blue sky.
Favorite thing: San Francisco is more than good scenery. You must enjoy the scenery, though. There are many good points, some less known, some well known, all waiting to be seen. Bring a camera but enjoy the view and take photos. Don't just do one of those activities. Some scenic vantage points are on Treasure Island looking towards San Francisco, atop any hill (including Russian Hill and Pacific Heights), Coit Tower, on Columbus Avenue looking toward the Transamerica Pyramid, etc. This is a photo of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. Inside the tower, there are murals (paintings).
When in San Francisco, visit the Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory....Mmmm..chocolate!!!
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of San Francisco was the view of the skyline as we approached the Bay Bridge on our way up to Nappa Valley. It's a gorgeous skyline!
I think one of the best panoramics of the city is in Buena Vista Park, just off of Haight Street near the Panhandel. the view is almost a full 360 degrees around the bay area. Another great view point in S.F. is Twin Peaks.
Fondest memory: Everyday I have a new one... I love my city
View all the bridges and the Bay -
The outer areas are very beautiful -
For some reason the grasses all look so very green in April,
The bay is beautiful during the day, but even more so at night -
Fondest memory: The food...... absolutely the best halibut with stuffed crab meat ..... Sour dough bread ... yum....
Check out the restaurants on the water ... nice views and guaranteed great food.
Yes, Coit Tower is somewhat of a tourist trap! But what a view of the city! You should visit this spot at least once in your life! And hope it is clear enough to see the bridge!
Fondest memory: This is a photo of Coit Tower from Lombard street!
Top of Twin Peaks--not the balcony in front of parking, but up to the top of the mountain where you can see 360 degrees. Wear layers because it's cold & windy.
Fondest memory: Districts; whether they are North Beach, Chinatown, Mission, or Castro, each has it's own character and good restaurants and sites to visit all day.
When traveling to S.F. try if, flying in, to arrive above the city at dusk. The view of the city and Golden Gate is never to be forgotten.
Favourite hotel: Mandarin Oriental.
Fondest memory: The welcome - the activity - the ambience
See the nighttime skyscraper lights while driving along the Embarcadero. The sight is imprinted in my mind. Wish I had a photo of it. My new scanner will have other photos soon. Not soon enough.
Fondest memory: I left my harp in Sam and Fran's Disco - Joke
(I left my heart in San Francisco!)
Loved hearing that song played by the U.S. Army Band at the Presideo of SF overlooking the Bay blue water in 1971.
It is so difficult to select one thing to do out of so many, in San Francisco, as I said before, I have been there several times, and each time, I go, I find something new and exciting to see and do in this city.
Fondest memory: First of all, San Francisco has one of the most spectacular locations of any city in North America. Surrounded by water on all sides, except for one, its a bay, a peninsula, it is hilly and it is georgeous. Just take a look at San Francisco, from any angle, and you will see some great views.
Fondest memory: I remember standing at a rest area right before the Golden Gate Bridge and looking at Alcatraz. I went there for a visit the next day, but the night is first saw it was amazing. It was not nighttime but dusk and the lighting was perfect.
I visited SFO for the first time in the spring. It was absolutely perfect. For me, the bestview of SFO is from Sausalito. When visiting San Francisco take time and visit Napa Valley, taste the wine and bring home a bottle or two.
Fondest memory: Chinese Food
Favorite thing: Take the F Line on the Muni from Castro-- it gives you a good streetlevel view of San Francisco downtown all the way to Fisherman's Wharf at the least cost. Also go up to Twin Peaks on a clear day -- it is the best bird's eye view of San Francisco.