San Francisco Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Alcatraz N.P.

    If you read stories about Alcatraz and its prisoners, or saw some movies about it, then the visit is very interesting for the revival of your memories. If as it happened to Fernanda, you never paid to...

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  • 2. Fisherman's Wharf

    I maintain there are two kinds of tourists: those who want a unique experience and seek to immerse themselves in the local experience, and those who don't put much thought into what makes a place...

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  • 3. Be Aware!

    By mistake i ended up with this shop and got fooled for my life. I purchased Olympus VR 320 camera in this shop and i wanted to give off my fuji DSLR camerca as well as i was not using it. The...

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  • 4. Pier 39

    Pier 39 has a number of quality but really EXPENSIVE stores targeted at San Francisco tourists as the number one tourist destination in the City is not the Golden Gate Bridge but The Fisherman's Wharf...

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  • 5. Cable Cars

    Cable Cars. A San Francisco icon. One trip costs $3.00, an all day pass costs $9.00. This is a rip off considering a bus or street car ride costs only $1.25. If you ride on a cable car, you most...

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  • 6. Chinatown

    China Town was not so much as a 'trap' as it was a bit annoying with all of the vendors following us and pushing their goods and products in front of our path, so other than being a bit over promoting...

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  • 7. Combined Suggestions

    Take the 30 Bus then the 29 Bus to the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of hanging around with all the tourist, head straight down to the pier (can't miss it!). You will get a great view of the bridge and...

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  • 8. Haight Street

    I still like the Haight & Cole Valley. I love the Victorian houses, and the area holds lots of great memories circa '66 / '67. But Haight St. is imho sometimes a semi-pathetic & commercial shell of...

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  • 9. Not Worth It!

    There are many tour buses in San Francisco. Open Top Sightseeing Tour Buses do not have a narrator on board. They give you a cheap cheap earphone for an audio tour. You can't understand a thing. Our...

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  • 10. Lombard Street

    I see many tourists pull up in taxis or rental cars, hop out, snap a few photos of the crooked street, and leave. There are actually steeper, more crooked streets in San Francisco, but what makes...

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  • 11. Shopping

    Stay away from no-name or discount stores selling various electronics products such as cameras, radios, phones, etc. These stores are usually much more expensive and sells lower quality products with...

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  • 12. Coit Tower

    The location is kind of inconvenient. I think the 39 Muni only runs every 1/2 hour so we had to wait a long time, and then you gotta hike back down a series of steps. We got some decent pics of the...

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  • 13. Yosemite National Park

    If you have a day to spare it is well worth looking up a tour company that covers this park. You will be picked up very early so keep off the beer the night...

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  • 14. where to stay, where to go, where not to go

    i would avoid fisherman's wharf. fisherman's wharf is no more san francisco than universal studios is los angeles. if you want to see the real san francisco, go...

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  • 15. San Franciso Best Spot

    tourist spot is important to destination vacation that is one of your purpose why you want to go their that's you need to research to the place that you want to...

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  • 16. Aquarium of the Bay

    Aquarium of the Bay takes you under the sea as you walk through tunnels and view marine creatures up close and personal. I would say that it could be an...

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  • 17. Napa Valley California

    Good US wines are hard to find Many excellent wines are produced in the United States. California produces some outstanding wines that rival the best...

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  • 18. Muir Woods

    If you go with a tour group they only give 45min to 1 hour. This only gets you up to bridge 3. From what I did see it was boring. Most of the trees were the...

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  • 19. trips to Yosemite

    You spend 11 hours on the bus or train and only 3 hours in the park. It is not enough time to see everything. The tour companies normally do not coincide with...

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  • 20. Legion of Honor

    I have seen much better art museums than this. There was not much to their collection. One collection was in a foreign language. I really wanted to know what...

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  • 21. Golden Gate Park- Botanical Gardens- Tea Garden

    Most of the flowers were not well kept and dried out. The tea garden was so small it took 3 minutes to go through it all not worth $3 at all. Go when they have...

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  • 22. Hey, So We Got Sucked In

    The Japanese Tea Garden ($2 entry fee) in Golden Gate Park is so beautiful, you forget you are in a tourist trap. Even though there were hordes of people there,...

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  • 23. Japanese Tea Garden

    Part of the Golden Gate Park, I would have expected the intrance to be free. It was not ! I agree this kind of garden probably requires lots of manwork... At...

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