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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
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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

S.F. Nicknames / Pride Tips (11)

"Don't call it Frisco!"

The great Chronicle gossip columnist, Herb Caen wrote a book in 1953 with this title, yet even Caen lamented that the nickname had a long tradition among gritty longshoreman and sailors. One problem...
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atufft
Oct 20, 2014

SF Nicknames

When you refer to San Francisco as Frisco or San Fran, you're marking yourself as an outsider. No one here calls it that, and those abbreviations grate on our ears. We say San Francisco or The City....
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Rixie
Oct 23, 2008

Don't Call it Frisco!

The people of San Francisco are a very proud bunch to the point that some may think them snotty. I don't think that myself but rather that the natives are proud of the rich heritage of the area, its...
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Hopkid
Aug 02, 2008

The S.F. versus L.A. rivalry

I heard a comedienne once describe it thusly; "there's a huge rivalry between San Francisco and Los Angeles........ it's just that only San Franciscans know it exists!" I don't know if it's really...
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Karnubawax
Apr 13, 2008

Don't use the 'F' word!

San Francisco is a very proud city. Sometimes this pride borders on smugness. If there's one thing we San Franciscan's love to talk about, it's how great our city is (or was, if you're talking to a...
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Karnubawax
Apr 13, 2008

Please don't call it Frisco

The saying goes that, "Only thugs and bikers call it "Frisco." Whatever the case may be, most native San Franciscans find this nickname very degrading. Thus, when someone refers to the city as...
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USCgirlie
Apr 08, 2006

Just call it The City or San Francisco

Don't call it Frisco, San Fran or any other weird thing you've heard. People will point and roll their eyes. Oakland, and eastern cities are called the East Bay. San Mateo and close cities are called...
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jzeidman
Dec 24, 2002

Every San Franciscan is very...

Every San Franciscan is very proud of his beautiful city. Don't ever criticise it - if you can find something to criticise it about.The city has an air of small town, although the Greater SF is the...
OrlandoBR
Sep 08, 2002

1) calling san francisco 'san...

1) calling san francisco 'san fran' is the way tourists refer to this city; locals will know you're one right away. People from outside of san francisco call sf 'the city.' those who live right in the...
crackerjack8
Aug 25, 2002

This is indeed one of the most...

This is indeed one of the most beautiful cities in the world and my own personal favorite. I have yet to meet someone who, after having returned from San Francisco, tell me they don't like the city....
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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

Don't call San Francisco...

Don't call San Francisco 'Frisco'; at least when accompanied by a San Franciscan (not 'Friscoan'). It's insulting to them.
KaljaMaha
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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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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