Here is a pick of the "painted ladies" Yes, I just had to find Alamo Square on one sunny day so I could see this view with my very own eyes!
Fondest memory: Wandering the streets you can tell that SF has a "hometown" feel
Head down Market Street to Fell and head West to the Square
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Favorite thing: This is one of my favourite photo's of San Francisco. Just caught the mist rolling in across the bridge at sunset. The picture was taken from the municipal pier between Fisherman's Wharf and Fort Mason.
My favorite thing about San Francisco is leaving it. This picture is from Treasure Island with the Bay Bridge and the San Fransico waterfront. To get to Treasure Island (a former Navy Base) you exit off the Bay Bridge about half way betweew Oakland and San Francisco.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is getting past the Bay Bridge traffic jam and having clear traffic through Oakland all the way to the I-5
The hookers are my favorite thing about SF.
Fondest memory: A fond memory was seeing San Francisco recede in my rear view mirror but this picture is of the approach to the Golden Gate bridge as you leave town heading north, which is nice also.
We love coming to Fort Funston for the short hikes and for the scenery. Hang gliders soar back and forth on the air currents rising off the cliffs, and they come so close that we can actually make out the pilots’ faces!
Fort Funston is also popular with dog owners because it is one of the few places that dog owners have official permission to let their dogs off the leash.
The winds that give the hang gliders lift also tend to make it a bit cold, so bring a jacket just in case!
The Fort Funston parking area is just off Skyline Boulevard (Route 35) just south of John Muir Drive.
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!
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