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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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San Francisco - Where The Buffalo Roam?

If you drive through Golden Gate Park down JFK Drive towards the beach, at around 37th Ave. you'll see an enclosed grassy field on your right. And, if you're lucky, you'll see SF's resident herd of...
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Karnubawax
Dec 16, 2004

Rose Garden in GGP

Slightly away from the tourist concentration of the Music concourse area, on the backside of the De Young on JFK Drive, is the Rose Garden. Almost as long as a football field and packed full of...
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Karnubawax
Dec 16, 2004

Peony Garden in Golden Gate Park

Outside the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is the most amazing garden full of more beautiful Peonies than can even be imagined. The best time to see these flowers is in the Summer. These...
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TravelSimone
Jun 19, 2005

Where The Buffalo Roam

Go see the buffalo (or American Bison, as they are officially called) in the Buffalo Paddock in Golden Gate Park.They can be found on John F. Kennedy Drive in the north/west corner of the park-...
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TravelSimone
Jun 27, 2005

Sutro Baths

The Sutro Baths are a one-of-a-kind ruins not found in other American cities. Sitting along the Pacific Ocean, the baths are scenic and peaceful, especially on a clear, sunny day. You can enjoy a few...
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Ewingjr98
Jul 05, 2007

Afternoon in Sharon Meadows

this is the place to come on warm, sunny SF afternoons (yeah, right!) to have a picnic, listen the drummers, and by the way, you will smell that familiar smell of pot curling your way, especially if...
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Smruti
Apr 11, 2003

Shakespeare Garden

This is a tiny garden well hidden in the Golden Gate park (close to the Academy of Sciences)!It holds the different species of plants mentionned in Shakespeare's litterature.The relevant quotes are...
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Djinn76
Feb 08, 2003

Prayer Book Cross and Falls

On one of the highest points in Golden Gate Park, and yet almost forgotten, is the 1894 tribute to the first English language sermon and use of the Book of Common Prayer in California. The 57 foot...
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atufft
Apr 18, 2009

1888 Tribute to Francis Scott Key

In 1885, wealthy San Francisco benefactor James Lick, commissioned artisit William Story to create the enormous 51 foot tall travertine and bronze monument that now sits on the east end of the Music...
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atufft
Apr 18, 2009

Father Serra Statue

Prolific local artistic talent Douglas Tilden was commissioned to create a statue of Father Serra by Mayor Phelan, in the same year as the Great Earthquake and Fire. It was dedicated in November of...
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atufft
Jan 17, 2011

Pair of Sphinxes in Front of the De Young Museum

The DeYoung Museum is oldest museum in San Francisco, making it possibly the oldest museum on the west coast. The original museum building was actually built for the International Californian...
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atufft
Apr 19, 2009

Apple Cider Press Statue

Bronze statue "The Apple Cider Press" created by American artist Thomas Shields-Clarke in 1892, was exhibited at the Midwinter International Exposition in 1894. Before it was packed up, M.H. De Young...
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atufft
Apr 23, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near San Francisco

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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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