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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

Catch the ferry over to Alcatraz. It's actually a beautiful island. There are birds and wildflowers there. Then you look out to the sea and wonder how this could be such a tough place.You can rent a...
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KhanhLy
Sep 21, 2006

Palo Alto

If you want to get away from the city and the fog take a trip south the Palo Alto where it's usually warm and sunny. The Stanford campus is beautiful. Lots of palm trees and old buildings. The main...
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newsphotogirl
Jun 18, 2006

Los Gatos

Los Gatos is a small picturesque town located south of San Francisco just before the Santa Cruz Mountains. It actually reminds me of a small mountain town in Colorado. The name Los Gatos comes from...
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newsphotogirl
Jun 17, 2006

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a quiet town near the coast (about 45 minutes south of SF). Famous for their annual Pumpkin Festival and Mavericks surf competition which are a lot of fun. The drive along the coast...
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newsphotogirl
May 31, 2006

Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

Berkeley is a cool place to visit in its own right. It’s a college town and quite the alternative one at that. It’s a noted place of political thought and was at the forefront of the anti-war movement...
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richiecdisc
Nov 13, 2005

Sip some great vines

We booked a wine tour before we left with www.travelsf.com, I was very impressed. I mention the specific company because of the service. Our tourguide Max was extremely knowledgable about Wine, his...
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vikes_rule84
Nov 03, 2005

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Factory Tour

The Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory located in the city of Berkeley just across the bay offers free one-hour tours daily. We recently went with some friends and had a blast. We got to sample all...
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guell
Sep 25, 2005

The Albany Bulb

Waaaaay off the beaten path - figuratively and literally - is the spit of land known as the Albany Bulb, in the city of Albany just north of Berkeley on I-80 behind the Golden Gate Fields horse...
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Karnubawax
Aug 26, 2005

Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve

This is a serene Redwood grove set in the middle of paradise- 805 acres. It is located along the picturesqe Guerneville Rd. There are nice walks that can be taken throughout the park on self-guided...
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TravelSimone
Jun 27, 2005

Have a picnic and hike in the redwoods!

Armstrong Redwood Grove State ParkGo visit the California Redwoods that served as the dramatic backdrop to the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back (the planet the Ewoks lived on). This park is a...
Ms.TracyB
Sep 18, 2004

A few others . . .

Stanford University in Palo Alto. Stanford is one of the premiere universities in the United States. It's often referred to as 'the Harvard of the West.' This is a picture of the cloister on...
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acemj
Jul 04, 2004

The 49 Mile Drive in a Not-So-Big City

It's not really off the beaten path and it's not out of town, but it's the trip I love to take over and over. If you're vacationing and have a car in San Francisco (at which point I would question...
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Mar 25, 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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