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San Francisco Walking Tour: Fishermans Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge
"Experience the natural side of San Francisco where the city meets the sea on our easy-going walk along the San Francisco's northern waterfront. We walk on easy coastal trails and footpaths that offer a true escape from the bustling city streets to refreshing panoramic bay views. Our guides offer a glimpse into the rich history of the Bay and Golden Gate a story that goes back thousands of years to the settlements of Coastal Miwok and Oholone Indians the 16th century European exploration of the California Coast the establishment of forts and missions in the Spanish era
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San Francisco City Insider Tour with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito
"You’ll be picked up from your downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in San Francisco and taken on a 4- to 5-hour city tour aboard a comfortable minivan. Your guide will show you must-see attractions such as Union Square Chinatown Haight-Ashbury Twin Peaks and North Beach and will also take you to off the beaten path places offering you a unique experience of the city from a local’s perspective. Your tour is semi-customizable so you can request places you’d like to see. Simply let your guide know which attractions you'd like to stop at to enjoy photo opportunities. If option selected
From $65.00
 
San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
"Take advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction aboard a 60-minute bay cruise. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. This comfortable San Francisco Bay Cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Ba Spanish Mandarin Italian French Japanese
From $30.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Oakland

not worth the bother

oakland is ridden with very low economy areas, very large low economy areas. this leads to uncomfortable energy due to angry, institutionalized population that has beenliving there for a very long...
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legiacwks
Nov 24, 2011

West Oakland

I lived on 12th at Peralta for about a year. Everyone in the neighborhood seemed pretty nice. A lot of hello's and how's it going from guys over 30, but the kids seemed a little out of control. The...
WestOak
Jun 10, 2011

growing up in oakland

if ur like me growing up in east oakland the hood im frm is brookfield and thoes are the only people i talk to and never had problems in any other hood cuz i dont go there...so yall should just stick...
ash.tre
Apr 04, 2011

Oakland Segway not a safe choice

Are you a Segway adventurer? In my humble opinion, Segway of Oakland is not a good choice. I've done Segway tours in other cities, never saw anything like this. The tour leader had some very bad...
oaklandfan
Jul 07, 2010

Areas to GO

I am 46 y/o and I have lived in every part of Oakland, mainly West Oakland. If you are coming to visit Oakland, and not staying with friends or family, I strongly recommend staying in areas near...
sonboyart
Apr 26, 2010

oakland

just don't walk in dark places at night, especially at liquor stores!if you are a sureno FUNKTOWN should be safe for you or anything below 20th avenueif you are a norteno 23-60's should be safe for...
funktowndude
Jan 17, 2010
 
 
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just be careful

alotta people already pretty much covered whats the deal in oakland, the only advice i can give is don't walk at night and what ever you do STAY THE HELL OUT OF EAST OAKLAND!!!!! I cannot stress this...
oaktownboy
Feb 23, 2009

KNOW THE NEIBORHOODS IN ADVANCE

While I don’t really believe there are millions of families clamoring to come to Oakland on their vacations as a dream getaway, I do know many east bay tourists are pleasantly surprised when they...
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Antolin1
Oct 14, 2008

WHAT????

IM FROM OAKLAND AND I BE IN LOWER BOTTOMS. I AINT GONNA SAY ITS NOT DANGEROUS BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU REALLY DONT HEAR SHOOTING LIKE THAT. I ONLY HEAR THEM EVERY 2ND BLUE MOON OR SOMETHING. WHEN THEY...
Keezie
Mar 30, 2008

The Embarcadero Freight Train

If you are staying in Jack London Sq. area or even just hanging out on the Embarcadero, watch out for the train.Starting at the wharf docks north of Jack London Square, and sometimes carrying tons of...
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davequ
Mar 14, 2008

Crime and Danger

As others have mentioned, many of the murders in Oakland are gang or drug related. You're probably not going to run into these problems as a tourist since there isn't much that you'd probably go to or...
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sbfisher
Mar 02, 2008

Watch your step

Oakland is a large, urban center that is reputed to have a high level of criminal activity. But you must be clear that like in any American city, there are predictable places where life is more, or...
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GenuinelyCurious
Jan 15, 2008

how to be safe in oakland

Oakland in my opinion is one of the best kept secrets in cali, uf u no wat your doing here if you have a reason to be here I.e. Family, etc. I'm from north oakland which use to be way worse but has...
Jaybaby
May 31, 2007

It's not that bad....

I grew up in the town. We went to an A's game one evening. We brought a keg into the parking lot which aparently is not allowed. They kicked us out and we drove to a nearby dead end street in a...
maxstar
Mar 12, 2007

Top Hotels in Oakland

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1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, California, 94606, United States
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10 Washington St, Oakland, California, 94607, United States
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1001 Broadway, Oakland, California, 94607, United States
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170 Hegenberger Loop, Oakland, California, 94621-1326, United States
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3720 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California, 94609, United States
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1103 Embarcadero, Oakland, California, 94606, United States
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Top Things to Do in Oakland

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Lake Merritt

A lot of people give Oakland a bad rap. Yes there are turf/drug gangs. However, as far as personal safety is concerned for a tourist, San Francisco is far more dangerous. San Francisco money makes...
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Chinatown

Oaklands Chinatown seems to be smaller and a little less conspicuous than SFs, but it is a good place to walk, visit, eat and shop. They have really good dim sum in some of the restaurants (e.g....
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Parks / Squares

This is a great, small zoo that can be enjoyed in it's entirety in about half a day. There have been constant improvements made over the past several years (perhaps longer), most recently the...
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Sports / Coliseum Complex

If you're in Oakland between April and September, go catch an Oakland A's home game at the Oakland Coliseum. They are only scheduled to be in Oakland for a few more years, as the plan is to move the...
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Architecture

The Paramount Theatre, built in 1931 by architect Timothy L. Phlueger in an Art Deco style which was notable for the depression era in which it was bulit. The façade features large motif’s recalling...
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Oakland Museum of California

This is one of the best museums of its kind. It has two sections: One dealing with California's natural history, the other with its social/cultural history. It's an excellent introduction to the...
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"Oakland: the other side of the Bay"
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GenuinelyCurious

"Surprising Oaktown"
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Ewingjr98

"Rough and Tumble... Oakland"
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Tom_Fields

"Oakland: San Francisco's Neighbor"
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"Oakland: Friends and Baseball"
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