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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
From $36.00
 
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

SF Views Tips (38)

Night Views of The City

it is such fun for me just strolling around The City is not as congested as other cities in california. You Can Take A Leisurely Ride Along the Different Districts and areas of the City At Night to...
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machomikemd
Sep 08, 2014

Vallejo Stairs At Night

Besides providing a great work out before dinner in North Beach, Vallejo Stairs provides great views of the San Francisco Bay, even at night. The Bay Bridge has a unique LED lighting that is computer...
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atufft
Aug 30, 2014

Telegraph Hill Terraces and Stairs

On Telegraph Hill, besides the famous Vallejo Stairs, which have landscaped courtyards between staircases in a residential setting, and spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, there are other...
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atufft
Aug 30, 2014

Pacific Heights: Lafayette Dog Park

Along the ridgeline of the Pacific Heights Neighborhood are two neighborhood parks, Lafayette and Alta Plaza, both of which are popular places for residents to walk their dogs and for homeless to...
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atufft
Apr 04, 2011

San Bruno Mountain - great panorama of the bay

Just north of the airport and south of the city, there's San Bruno Mountain, which is a county park with a butterfly preserve and amazing views from the summit (about 1300 feet above sea level). From...
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mrtourne
Apr 04, 2011

Great Views + Food

In this tip I would like to gather interesting view points of the city. Most of them are restaurants/bars. Naturally!- Top Of The Mark restaurant/bar, located at the Mark Hopkins hotel on 999...
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sunshine9689
Mar 25, 2010

Westin St. Francis Hotel

I'm not entirely sure we were supposed to be there but the guidebook said to head to the Westin St. Francis at 335 Powell Street in Union Square and take a ride in the glass elevators up to the 32nd...
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Dabs
Oct 15, 2009

USS San Francisco Memorial - Lincoln Park

Located at the area known as Land's End in Lincoln Park is the USS San Francisco Memorial, created in honor of the crew of this ship who died, were wounded, and who served during World War II. The USS...
Ewingjr98
May 31, 2008

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor was constructed in 1924 to commemorate the 3,400 California soldiers who died in World War I. The building is a 3/4 scale replica of Paris' Palais de la Légion d’Honneur. It...
Ewingjr98
May 31, 2008

Unique Views of San Francisco

For some of the best views of San Francisco visit the Peter Macchiarini Steps, you can find this on any of the street maps of S.F., its right below Coit Tower and above Broadway St. The views from...
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wilocrek
May 08, 2008

Treasure Island

For a nice view of the San Francisco Skyline or the Bay Bridge construction, hop off the Bay Bridge at Treasure Island. With good lighting and weather, you should be able to capture a nice picture of...
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SteveOSF
Feb 22, 2008

Sunbathing on Dolores Beach

Dolores Park, which is bounded by 18th Street on the north, 20th Street to the south, Dolores Street to the east and Church Street to the west, just uphill from Mission Dolores, is a favorite summer...
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atufft
Oct 29, 2007
 
 
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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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