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  • 1. Golden Gate Bridge

    I've seen the Golden Gate bridge at all hours of the day and night, from multiple vantage points, in all kinds of weather. The view never gets old. It's one of my favorite places in the world to...


    When we were planning our trip to California and San Francisco in particular I wanted to do a number of things I had never done on my frequent business trips to SF in the 80's and 90's. Sue had been...

  • 3. Cable Cars

    San Francisco is a great place to visit. It is a very tourist friendly place. The transportation system BART can take you from the SFO International airport to the City of San Francisco, to the Bay...

  • 4. Fog / Weather

    you've come to the right place! (especially if you want to see fog). i live here so check out my travel pages for tips, and feel free to email me for more direct questions. i hate to tell you, but...

  • 5. Walk S.F.

    It was this building that drew me to Nob Hill and its grand exterior accurately reflects the interior. This is one of the finest places to stay in San Francisco, if you can afford it. Olde Worlde...

  • 6. Information / Sources

    U2 Beauty Health Center specializes in reflexology and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves to take care of their feet (of course I do!!) or who have tired and overworked feet (our 10...


    Murphy Windmill at the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park (near 48th Avenue and Lincoln Way) across from Ocean Beach was completed in 1908 with large donations from many prominent San Franciscans...

  • 8. Architecture

    After I'd seen the best of what Nob Hill had to offer I wandered the nearby streets of Huntington Park and came across these little jewels. I love strolling and checking out architecture; not because...


    like in nearby Union Square, parking in the South of Market Area can really be expensive, if you don't want to park the the huge Fifth and Mission Parking garage owned by the city (they have similar...

  • 10. S.F. Streets

    In my last trip (it was a huge road trip around United States of America from Buffalo,NY to Yellowstone in the Wyoming in 17 days (31 cities) Sanfrancisco was the most beautiful and the most green...


    Old Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church is the city's first cathedral, completed in 1854. The church building survived the 1906 earthquake only to be gutted by the ensuing fires that engulfed the city....

  • 12. Food / Drink

    Back in the day, one of my favorite things to do in San Francisco was to go to the Playland at the Beach. Not there any longer but the memory, I still find a ride by the Golden Gate Bridge and around...

  • 13. Shopping

    What a name... but don't let the name fool you. This wonderful area is full of boutiques, shops, coffee houses, and a nice little pizza place that I came to like (forget the name, though --just...

  • 14. Day Trips

    I highly recommend you to do the following before you head to San Francisco: 1. You have to buy the online ticket for the Alcatraz tour because these are always fully booked and you don't have to...

  • 15. Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium

    An amazing place! Huge, old, beautiful artistic buildings. The only use is of people walking around, staring at the columns, taking pictures, admiring its beauty. It's not a museum, not a palace,...

  • 16. Trans American Pyramid

    There's one thing everyone would agree on about the pyramid/rocket shaped building in San Francisco - you can't ignore it! Yes, you'll just be walking along a street somewhere and lo!, there it is. As...

  • 17. Pier 39

    Pier 39 was originally built in 1905 as a cargo pier. Thanks to the vision of a few concerned citizens, mainly Warren Simmons, the dilapidated pier was given new life in 1978, when it was renovated as...


    we all know that the fisherman's wharf is one big tourist trap but still we go here anyways since the area, besides the most visited part of the City, is still a good destination just to get the...

  • 19. Art / Other Museums

    All big cities have some investiture in the arts and San Francisco is no exception. Apart from my beloved Palace of the Arts there is much more to see. Sculpture plays an important part in the arts...

  • 20. People

    The 43rd Gay Pride Parade in late June of 2013 was the largest ever, attended by about 1.5 million people who were celebrated the recent US Supreme Court decision to stay a lower Federal court ruling...

  • 21. S.F. Views

    This is a picture of the Golden Gate taken from the Marin Highlands in March 2001. Everyone seems to get a pic like this. I think the fog rolling in is one of those things you just don't get until you...

  • 22. Theater / Concerts

    If you're in San Francisco on a weekend, pick up a Sunday Chronicle. The "Pink Section" of the paper is a great resource for visitors. It includes listings of movies, plays, museums, art shows,...

  • 23. Alcatraz N.P.

    Visit the marvellous Alamo Square for a real contrast between old and new. Photo opportunities are brilliant. See main photograph. If planning a trip to Alcatraz, and it ought to be a must for...

  • 24. HAIGHT District / Ashbury

    Visit Haight-Ashbury. Here - amongst the beautiful, colourful, Vicotrian houses - you can see the last traces of the sixties and seventies.

  • 25. Lombard Street

    This famous street is on everyone's list of top ten things to see in San Francisco. I was keen to see it and expected much. In some ways I was rewarded, in others not so. There wasn't as much of it as...

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