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San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour
"Your seaplane tour takes off from Sausalito a waterfront town just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. While you sip a glass of Mumm Napa a California sparkling wine made in the traditional French method enjoy a gorgeous leisurely flight over San Francisco Bay before the sun sets. Relax during this magical time when the city and water are beautifully illuminated by the indirect light of the sun.Head out to the open Pacific Ocean and then south to the Golden Gate soaring over the iconic red towers as you make your way toward downtown San Francisco. Fly past Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 39 and the skyscrapers of the Financial District
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San Francisco Love Tour
"San Francisco Sightseeing Tours aims to provide an enthusiastic and authentic way to get-to-know San Francisco. Hitch a ride for an experience that mixes both our love for modern day living and our memories of San Francisco in days gone by. Our 1970’s Vo complete with neon blue seats beaded curtains and shag carpets foster a Hippie vibe that celebrates Peace Love Freedom & Adventure. You will see breath-taking marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge Lombard Street China Town The Castro and so much more.Travel down unique streets where other busses are forbidden. Visit the homes of San Francisco’s counter-culture icons such as The Grateful Dead
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San Francisco City Tour
"The Golden Gate Bridge is an architectural masterpiece standing at a staggering 746 feet and spanning 8981 feet completed in 1937 it was the world’s longest suspension bridge until 1964. The captivating international orange color is a unique trait of the bridge.An historic icon of San Francisco the cable cars is the world's last manually operated cable car system. Running along California street the cable car connects Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf. Due to limited time we are passing by only.Union Square located in downtown San Francisco is a large open plaza with a towering monument commemorating The May 1st
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Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium Tips (10)

Palace of the Fine Arts

Favorite thing An amazing place!

Huge, old, beautiful artistic buildings. The only use is of people walking around, staring at the columns, taking pictures, admiring its beauty.

It's not a museum, not a palace, but ruins of a building originally built for the Panama Pacific International Exhibition. Everything else was torn down, but the people thought this Palace of the Fine Arts was to beautiful to be destroyed, so they saved it. It was even restored by a wealthy guy 35 years later.

Fondest memory There was a guy sitting somewhere beside a column, playing a simple tune on his flute. You could hear him everywhere, a magic moment. It took a while to find him and look at him playing with his eyes closed, just ejoying himself and his music. It's a melancholic moment because it's just ruins, but it's energetic at the same time - because it is there just for the sake of being there and being beautiful!

www.palaceoffinearts.org

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IceBear7
Jan 28, 2005

The Palace of fine Arts ,the EXPLORATORIUM.

Favorite thing This Domed structure or '' Rotunda '' of the Roman Greek era was built in 1915 for the Panama International Exposition .It was restored in 1967 .It is a beautiful structure ,and I am glad we had a chance to see it.

Fondest memory Located at Marina Boulevard & Baker street.

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Waalewiener
Sep 22, 2004

The Palace of fine Arts ,the EXPLORATORIUM.

Favorite thing It was late in the day and at the end of our wonderful Tour with Wanch & Annapet & Dulce ,and this was the last part we saw of San Francisco and it was well worth seeing it. The ExploratoriumThere were still some white Swans in the Lagoon around this magnificent structure and it should look fabulous during the day time I bet.

Fondest memory The location is Marina Boulevard and Baker street.

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Waalewiener
Sep 22, 2004

One of my favorite movie's is...

Favorite thing One of my favorite movie's is 'Time After Time,' and this is one of the great locations in that film! That is why I was compelled to take many shots of this great structure!

Fondest memory This photo is directed at the great motif's that are emphasized on the facade! Take some time to just wander aimlessly around these grounds...and daydream!

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jgemini65
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Palace of Fine Arts at Marina...

Favorite thing Palace of Fine Arts at Marina District. Close to the Exploratorium. To me, it looked like heaven on earth. I never expected to see such an old and pretty monument in the middle of a SF neighborhood.
If you want to know more about the Palace of Fine Arts please visit their web site.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/palace/index.html

azucca
Aug 24, 2002

explore every inch of this...

Favorite thing explore every inch of this beautifully quaint city!!

Fondest memory Noticed the dome-shaped structure in the distance?

Well, that's the Palace of Fine Arts... which means we are now at the artsy section of beautiful San Francisco!!

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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

When visiting San Fancisco, I...

Favorite thing When visiting San Fancisco, I would highly recommend going to the waterfront. Plenty of shops and seafood to go around for everyone! And please take your picture with the sea lions!! Also, try and find your way down Lombard Street...and take turns driving down the winding road! It's lots of fun!!

Fondest memory I loved walking around the Palace of Fine Arts!

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ppotts
Aug 24, 2002

The Exploratorium

Favorite thing Visit the Exploratorium science museum at the Palace of Fine Arts.

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Apr 09, 2005

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The Exploritorium and Palace...

Favorite thing The Exploritorium and Palace of Fine Arts is a favorite spot of mine! It is one place where you can view monumental architecture in California!

Fondest memory Isn't this building great!

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jgemini65
Aug 25, 2002

Watch out....you WILL leave...

Favorite thing Watch out....you WILL leave your heart in San Francisco ....
This is the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda....

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near San Francisco

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Barbary Coast Trail

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49 Mile Drive

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