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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

NORTH BEACH Tips (9)

Little Italy

North Beach is a neighborhood that is beloved by locals and tourist alike.This is my favorite neighborhood to visit. North Beach is best seen on foot. North beach has so much to offer small boutiques...
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Court94403
Mar 02, 2013

Wild Parrots of SF (cherry headed conures)

These are just a couple of parrots that live wild here in the city. Most of them are escapees from when they were transported from a south american country to some pet store here. Or they escaped from...
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bluebug
Jun 30, 2005

going down the traps of...

going down the traps of Telegraph Hill (Coit Tower) towards the sea side. They are hidden, but you can find them! It is really nice when you walk between the wooden houses and little gardens full with...
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ptitetoile
Mar 16, 2004

The Beat Generation Cafe

I'm not sure how off the beaten path this place is but I'm sure it doesn't get the lip-service or traffic that the more recognizable Vesuvio's attracts on the main drag through North Beach. But if you...
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Parklife
Jun 23, 2003

Vesuvio's Explosion

Located at 255 Columbus Ave. in North Beach (across from the City Lights Bookstore) this place is a Mecca for jazz, art, and poetry. Jack Kerouac frequently hang out here... and now they have a drink...
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bluewilldo
Dec 29, 2002

Visit Washington Square...

Here's an off beat thing to do, go down to Washington Square in San Francisco for some great people watching... The last time that I was down there, about fifty to sixty senior citizens (primarily of...
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Cabana_Boy
Nov 19, 2002

City Lights Bookstore --...

City Lights Bookstore -- Founded in 1953 City Lights is one of the few truly great independent bookstores in the United States, a place where people from around the world come to find the books they...
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gkitzmil
Aug 24, 2002

City Lights Books

We did a little darhma bums tour which included City Lights Bookstore.We also went by the house where Jack Kerouac lived.
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vivecapark
Nov 13, 2004

Columbus and Grant-North...

Columbus and Grant-North BeachCheck out the saying on the sign at Big Al's: 'Blow up sheep-ewe will love them!'
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drmorf
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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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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