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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

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Alcatraz Parade Ground, Agave Trail, Guard Tower.

We were lucky as the parade ground and Agave trail were open when we visited. These are closed at certain times of the year presumably as they can be dangerous in high seas. A lot of the piles of...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 27, 2016

Alcatraz - Native American Indian Occupation.

On November 20th, 1969, eighty-nine Native American Indians sailed from Sausalito on a five-mile trip across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. When they landed, they declared the former prison...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 20, 2016

Alcatraz - the views.

Alcatraz is a good place for views. You can enjoy looking back towards the skyline of San Francisco or towards the Golden Gate Bridge or the Bay Bridge.The best views of the island fortress that is...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 20, 2016

Alcatraz - the flowers.

Despite its rather gruesome history, Alcatraz is a surprisingly beautiful place with wonderful flower filled gardens and lots of sea-birds. When we finished the prison tour, we took a stroll around....
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IreneMcKay
Feb 20, 2016

Alcatraz - the federal prison.

Alcatraz is most famous for being the site of a federal prison from which escape was almost impossible.The price of your ticket to Alcatraz includes a 45 minute audio tour of the prison buildings. On...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 20, 2016

Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz was originally named "La Isla de los Alcatraces," or "The Island of the Pelicans," by Spaniard Juan Manuel de Ayala in 1775. It is located in San Francisco Bay - 1.5 miles offshore from the...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 20, 2016

Alcatraz Island - Getting there.

I know it's not really off the beaten path, but I'm putting it here as my things to do section is getting too long.We pre-booked out trip to Alcatraz, as all the advice told us to do so and I think it...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 20, 2016

Mission San Rafael

One of the northern missions, this was originally part of Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Founded in 1817 as a sanitarium for Indians afflicted with European diseases, it was named for the patron...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 04, 2011

Marin Headlands State Park

This often overlooked park is directly across the bay from San Francisco, just west of the Golden Gate. It offers stunning views of the city, as well as some great hiking. The lighthouse at Bonita...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 04, 2011

Go for a hike in Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands are about half an hour north of the city across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a great place to go for a hike or a bike ride. You can get some of the most amazing views of the city and...
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canbalci
Apr 04, 2011

Have an Outdoor Adventure with the Family!

For those of us who are used to the ocean, the idea of traveling for access to water seems a silly idea. That was my thought when a family friend booked a day trip to the Central Valley to go rafting...
BayAreaNative
Feb 24, 2011

A visit to the Winchester Mystery House

When I was about 12 or 13 years old, I read an article about the Winchester Mystery House and I always thought it would be really neat to visit this rather eccentric mansion. My trip to San Francisco...
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Jefie
Oct 11, 2009
 
 
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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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