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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

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The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose is really a must-see if you're coming to the Bay Area (although I'm putting this tip as an Off the Beaten Path of San Francisco). This museum is great for...
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Jan 25, 2004

Art Galleries

You will find plenty of commercial galleries around Union Square, especially along Geary and Sutter. But for more interesting (for me), contemporary stuff, in downtown I would head to the easternmost...
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Jan 12, 2004

North Beach Museum - worth the search!

The North Beach museum is a cute little repository of old photos and whatnots from the colorful history of this vibrant neighborhood. It was really interesting to me to see the people who built the...
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Aug 25, 2003

A Music Legend

When in Sf, don't miss an oppurtunity to go to the famous Fillmore Auditorium and step into the most famous musical venue on the west coast and perhaps the entire US. The Doors have played here, so...
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Jun 19, 2003

Djerassi Resident Artist Colony-take a tour!

Down in Woodside, set on 650 rolling acres is the Djerassi Ranch, home to the Resident Artist program where artists come to create writing, art, sculptures and music. Every so often (check the website...
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Jun 05, 2003

Art and Wine Free on First Thursdays!

Every first Thursday of the month, local art galleries stay open until about 7:30 so art lovers, social butterflies, and curious geaorges can check out the latest exhibits, drink some wine, and...
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Apr 09, 2003

The Vaillancourt Fountain

This piece of art is standing in Justin Herman Plazza, close to the Embarcadero center. In short, this is rather puzzling!You are supposed to climb on and through it and water is supposed to fall from...
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Feb 08, 2003

The Franklin Bowles Galleries...

The Franklin Bowles Galleries (in between Ghiardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf) - they were showing some Picaso's in the window as I walked by, but then I was extremely please to find out that they...
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Aug 26, 2002

Different people have...

Different people have different interests. If you like airplanes, there are 2 museums that are not too well advertised. The Hiller Aviation Museum is more well known having opened in the last few...
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Aug 26, 2002

From the Mexican Museum at...

From the Mexican Museum at Fort Mason Center at Laguna and Marina Blvd. in San Francisco..this is a detail from the work 'Illegal Landscape' by artist Gronk, dated 1980-1986...Must be a very...
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Aug 25, 2002


If Rodin moves you as he does me this is the place to go, a room to himself.Good views of the Golden Gate Bridge from here too.
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Jun 05, 2004
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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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