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San Francisco City Bike Rental
"Rent a bike at the nearest bicycle rental shops to the Golden Gate Bridge. For only 3 miles bike ride on a scenic beach bike trail you will reach Palace of Fine Arts Crissy Field Fort Point and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Bike across the bridge and ride downhill to Sausalito a beautiful waterfront town on the other side of the bridge where you can dine in many great local restaurants while enjoying the water views. To make your trip even more exciting
From $36.00
 
San Francisco Urban Bike Tour
"Your grand bike tour of San Francisco begins at Fisherman's Wharf where you'll be outfitted with a bike as well as all safety equipment. Your guide takes you on an easy ride over flat surfaces in this city known for its hills and your route is customized with off-the-beaten track nooks that only a local would know. But if you'd prefer to pedal less upgrade to the electric bike option. Be prepared for weather changes as you follow your guide all over San Francisco. You'll stop up to 10 times during the tour for photo ops and to hear facts and anecdotes about the city's history and sights. In addition you can take a break to purchase lunch and a beverage from a gathering of local food trucks and later enjoy coffee and refreshments at a cool coffee bar (food and drinks are your own expense).Cruise through the back alleys of North Beach
From $75.00
 
San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Feel free to hop on and off the double-decker bus as much as you like during your whirl around San Francisco. The loop takes about two hours to complete from start to finish if you stay on the vehicle. With your 48-hour ticket you’ll have plenty of time to explore the sights at your leisure. Simply re-board the bus when you’re ready to go to your next destination. All of the buses have enclosed areas where you can keep warm in the winter.""""Take in the highlights of San Francisco with a hop-on hop-off tour an easy convenient way to see the city. Enjoy informative commentary and great views as you travel by double-decker bus to all the major attractions. See Golden Gate Park Fisherman's Wharf
From $45.00

Architecture Tips (32)

City Hall

San Francisco City Hall is home to both the City and County of San Francisco Government (since the city and county share the same geographical boundaries, they share a government). Designed by...
Ewingjr98
Apr 25, 2007

Nob Hill - Pacific Union Club

I stumbled across Nob Hill, searching for some architectural delights. Suffice it to say by the time I left about an hour late, I was sated.One building got me curious though and that was this one. It...
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iandsmith
Aug 05, 2011

Nob Hill - bits and pieces

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...
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iandsmith
Aug 05, 2011

Old San Francisco Mint

The Old US Mint in San Francisco was constructed in 1874 iin Greek style, and survived the 1906 earthquake. The mint played a key role in the Gold Rush, and at one time its vault held two thirds of...
Ewingjr98
Aug 13, 2007

The Pacific Stock Exchange

This building is located on Sansome Street near California. Established in 1882 as the San Francisco Stock and Bond exchange, it is actually the World's first exchange market in SF with the mission...
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mydreamquest
Jul 15, 2005

Eclectic architecture that works

San Francisco style spans decades from the Victorian homes on Alamo Square, to the stately stone buildings from the turn of the century, to the wooden homes and stucco apartments. While you're sitting...
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jglsongs
Apr 17, 2004

A city of architectural richness.

I was impressed and intrigued by the range of architecture in San Francisco. This picture is from the Marina district, where art-deco style (I think) houses dominate. This is a quiet neighbourhood and...
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worldkiwi
May 05, 2007

Victorian Architecture

Of course, when most people think of the physical character of the city of San Francisco, they think of two things: the forty-thre massive hills on which the city is built, and its world-famous...
zChris
Jun 17, 2003

Beauty and the Concrete Jungle

One of my favourite things to do while in San Francisco was riding the cable cars and admiring the colourful and beautiful houses. I was very impressed by the architecture and the uniqueness of San...
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azz8206
Jan 24, 2011

Great architecture against clear, blue skies.

I love wandering around on 'urban hikes' through all the diverse neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has unique archictecture and ethnic cultures. If you love Italian food and culture there's North...
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Girlbybay
May 05, 2005

Architecture of Stanford University

Stanford University located in Palo Alto should not be missed for the unique architecture of its buildings. The architecture can be considered as a "Mission-style" architecture with probably a...
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meteorologist1
Feb 15, 2004

Financial District

This was the place where gold miners went to weigh their gold dust...Since then, it has slightly changed. You can easily recognised the Transamerica Pyramid and to its left, the First Interstate...
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Djinn76
Dec 30, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near San Francisco

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Barbary Coast Trail

The Barbary Coast Trail is a walking 3.8 mile trail using 170 bronze medallions and arrows embedded into the sidewalks connecting 20 historic sites. The southern end of the Barbary Coast Trail begins...
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Fort Mason

Many people pass by the low water landscaped west side of the Fort Mason grounds, where there is also a wonderful expanse of lawn and great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Here there are two (at...
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Crissy Field

The land known today as Crissy Field has undergone many changes. Once a rich salt marsh and homeland of Ohlone people, it was later a landing site for Spanish and Russian explorers, a venue for the...
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Ripley's Believe it or Not!

I was skeptical. Not much of an indoor explorer. But, I truly wanted to say that I had been to Ripley's in San Fran so we got the ticket and went for an adventure. I was not disappointed. It is one...
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Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course

The Fort Point Mine Depot was created to defend the West Coast’s greatest harbor from enemy attack. Here, U.S. Army personnel assembled mines, loaded them on ships and planted them in minefields...
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49 Mile Drive

In 1938, The San Francisco Downtown Association created the 49 Mile Scenic Drive to highlight the city's beauty and to promote it as a business and tourist destination, so the route began at City...
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