September in San Francisco
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: September and October are the warmest months in San Francisco but don't think you can leave the long pants and fleece at home, especially if you plan on being out on the water. The ride back from Alcatraz at night was very chilly and most evenings I was glad I had a light sweater or fleece. The merchants on Fisherman's Wharf do a great business on selling fleece, you can always tell which tourists didn't do their homework!
Good shoes are a must unless you don't plan on walking, you never know when a huge hill is lurking around the corner.
JACK LONDON'S VIEW ON EARTHQUAKES
Miscellaneous: "The street was a wall of flame. And against this wall of flame, silhouetted sharply, were two United States cavalrymen sitting their horses, calming watching. That was all. Not another person was in sight. In the intact heart of the city two troopers sat their horses and watched. "
The most recent big one was in 1989. If a big one hits while you're here, stand in a doorway of the building that you are in and hold on. Don't run outside or take an elevator. Stay away from glass walls and beware of fallen telephone wire. Walk, public transportation will be down. Make sure your cell phone has a full charge each day. If you do not have cell phones, before you leave for vacation, designate someone back home as the "Command Central" whose job it will be to take all emergency phone calls from everyone in your vacation party.
Shoes and clothing
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You'll want comfortable and practical shoes as this city requires lots of walking and has lots of hill. You'll also want to wear clothes that have good layering ability since even during the summer months it can get very chilly around the coast. The last thing is sunscreen. If you are going to be out walking all day this is something you don't want to forget or you'll be in pain the next day as my sister found out the hard way.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure the shoes are really good for walking support & mucho truckin; (I know, he hates the whole truckin' schtick... but I like R Crumb)
light rain gear & windbreaker. Layers for warmth, and don't assume it is warm in the summer.
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