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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
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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
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MaestraPiece Mural

Created on the Women`s Building, this colorful mural was painted in 1994 by 7 female artists and their many helpers. "The theme has many messages: the healing power of women's wisdom over time,...
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sunshine9689
Apr 04, 2011

Clarion Street Murals, Part One

Clarion is actually an alley between Valencia and Mission Street within the Mission District. The neighborhood has been very enthusiastic about painting murals and grafetti like images on the walls,...
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atufft
Aug 12, 2007

Clarion Street Murals, Part Four

Wow! Thought it was over? Check out this excellent set of photos from the Clarion Alley. As is noted in the commentaries on CAMP (see link below and links in the other parts), Clarion alley itself had...
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atufft
Aug 12, 2007

Clarion Street Murals, Part Six

The variety of artist personality and style is extreme in this alley way, ranging from soft cartoon characters to bold patterns and heavy words. Check out this last series of images located just off...
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atufft
Aug 12, 2007

Clarion Street Murals, Part Five

With this number of images, it might be hard to believe that I have not actually photographed everything possible in this alley way. Check these out, and prepare for yet another set! In these images,...
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atufft
Aug 12, 2007

Clarion Street Murals, Part Three

Here are yet 5 more images of the Clarion alleyway between Valencia and Missions streets in the Mission District. Megan Wilson has written and documented an excellent history of the artists of Clarion...
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atufft
Aug 12, 2007

Clarion Street Murals, Part Two

Here are 5 more images of the murals on Clarion in the Mission District. The Clarion artwork is so striking, that I decided to do a little research. The first thing I found was this YouTube link for a...
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atufft
Aug 12, 2007

A great place to see free community art murals

This one-block alley in the Mission District is an outdoor art gallery, featuring murals painted by the local residents of this heavily Latin-American neighborhood.Balmy alley is between 24th and 25th...
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sean420
Sep 15, 2005

Balmy Alley

What I love about San Francisco is that art abounds on the street; murals are everywhere and you do find the odd sculpture or art installation squeezed into nooks and crannies around the city when you...
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madamx
Aug 16, 2005

The most amazing murals are on...

The most amazing murals are on display inside of Coit Tower! The murals were commissioned by the U.S. Governmentin 1933/34 as a public works of art! Twenty-five artists and many assistants worked to...
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jgemini65
Aug 25, 2002

Most travelers miss seeing the...

Most travelers miss seeing the Mission's incredible collection of murals. Be sure to take a walking tour and visit the murals in the neighborhood. Highlights are the Women's Building, on 18th between...
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emmalola
Aug 24, 2002

Murals & public art around the Mission district

All around the Mission district and adjoining areas there are many walls that are covered with murals and public displays of art. Walk around and keep your eyes open and enjoy!
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sean420
Jun 23, 2005
 
 
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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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