San Francisco Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Areas to Avoid

    We are a couple from Scotland, we were on our second visit to SF in June 2014.. We previously stayed in Sutter street in 2010. Stayed opposite City Hall On our second visit. We noticed many more...

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  • 2. People to Avoid

    The people who are truly homeless in San Fran will take no for an answer. You have to watch out for the people who are not homeless but are still standing around on the street corner. They are the...

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  • 3. Driving S.F.

    Embrace BART. Learn to love the MUNI. Public transit is your friend. Driving San Francisco is a challenge at best and an expensive headache in every other way. Parking is scarce and costly and there...

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  • 4. Weather

    There's a reason why you will see loads of people walking around wearing Fisherman's Wharf fleece pullovers, they didn't read up on the weather before they came to San Francisco! September is one of...

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  • 5. Earthquakes

    There are seven major fault lines (cracks in the earth) in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as a result, earthquakes -- produced when faults shift -- are common. Our children have earthquake drills in...

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  • 6. Land / Water Safety

    I am a long time resident of San Francisco, I have seen and heard almost every story to get spare change out of me. I have even tried helping a couple individuals living on the street thinking I was...

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  • 7. Cable Car Safety

    Well in this picture you can see how close you get to some of the trucks parked on the streets There are white lines that mark the Cable Cars lets say space ,anyone parked over that white line has a...

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  • 8. High Prices

    I had the misfortune of booking our trip at the same time as two large conventions that were held in San Francisco and I looked right up until a couple of days before we flew out and the hotel prices...

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  • 9. car thieves - fine arts

    Don't leave valuables inside the car that will attract car thieves. There so many incident of breaking the car window and if you are renting a car, rent a car...

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  • 10. BART Ticketing, Bathrooms, and Bicyle Parking

    There are a number of BART hassles in terms of ticketing which can't be figured out looking at the machine...1) Only one credit card transaction permitted per...

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  • 11. My experience..

    Honestly, I'm from Los Angeles, and I can honestly say that San Francisco takes the cake when it comes to craziness. Anyone who ever tries to say Los Angeles is...

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  • 12. Parking Scam

    This scam is becoming more prevalent, especially around the San Francisco waterfront. The scammer will pose as an attendant at a parking lot that actually uses...

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  • 13. If you're not a participant, avoid Oracleworld

    With more than 45,000 attendees (2011) for Oracleworld/JavaOne and growing bigger each year, you should avoid going to San Francisco if you are not...

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  • 14. I wasnt impressed

    I have to say I have only been to San Francisco once I went with my g/f and we went to the Fisherman's wharf, Boudin Bakery had Lunch at the Fisherman's Grotto...

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  • 15. Smoking is Illegal

    San Francisco is generally a very health conscious city, and smoking is not only frowned upon, but, no joke, it is illegal within all public buildings,...

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  • 16. Be Watchful. You Drive Your Own Issues

    Common sense Acommon Travel rules as to where ever you go:#1. Don't go where you shouldn't go.#2. Follow the rule of law in the country that you reside.#3....

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  • 17. Down and out

    This is neither a danger or warning but just something for first-timers to be aware of. Because of its moderate climate and plethora of services for the less...

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  • 18. %#%&! wires

    San Francisco probably has the most photogenic architecture in the country. It also probably has the most aerial wiring. Together, it's a shutterbug's...

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  • 19. Fear This Food

    Some restaurants like to entice the tourists with photos of their yummy, yummy fare. Some of these could make you lose your lunch - unless, of course, it was...

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  • 20. Here's the poop

    Having a dog must be a requirement of living in San Francisco: I swear, everyone goes about walking/running/dragging some variety of Man's Best Friend. All of...

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  • 21. take care!

    San Francisco is a big city, and like every big city in USA has its dangerous corners. One area in downtown that usually the tourists avoid is Tenderlein....

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  • 22. American Warnings

    I have been to the USA several times, but never before was I so struck by the amount of warnings and health notices on tv and in restaurants/hotels.It was...

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  • 23. Don't call it Frisco

    One of the things that really irritates the locals is if you shorten the name of the city to Frisco, you can call it by it's full name or you can refer to it as...

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  • 24. Some of the hills are a little steep

    If you are walking or biking through San Francisco, you might have a look at the attached map to plot out your route, it has numbered bike routes that try to...

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  • 25. Hipsters on bikes

    Although I applaud public transportation and biking, there is a culture of people on bikes who shouldn't be. They're called hipsters. They buy fixed gear bikes...

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