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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

Clothes For Layering Tips (42)

Be prepared for anything

One year, when I visited in early fall, I was ill prepared for the 98 degree heat wave. When I first visited in July, 1990, I was ill prepared for how cold summer in San Francisco could be. Lesson...
clemens300
Sep 19, 2006

Dress for SF weather!

Depending on where you are staying, there are many hills in San Francisco. Thus, for luggage, make sure you can adequately transport it without being tired from walking all over the hills to get to...
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USCgirlie
Mar 22, 2006

Pack a Variety of Clothing

We were in San Francisco in the fall, which is probably the best time to go. I found the weather varied from 80 degrees to 58, depending on the location, time of day, rain or fog. So bring stuff that...
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madamx
Mar 04, 2006

MARK TWAIN'S SUGGESTION ON WHAT TO PACK

Mark Twain once said, 'The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.' Summers in the City can be very foggy and windy. It's not unusual to see people wearing ski parkas in...
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100ACRE
Jan 10, 2006

Prepare for Cool Weather

San Francisco is generally NOT hot in the summer. There is often fog, which can burn off in the middle of the day. Bring a sweater or light jacket that you can remove as the day goes on. Locals don't...
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TravelSimone
Jun 19, 2005

bring clothes for layering

You never know quite what to expect with regards to weather in various parts of San Francisco. I have worn a tank-top and been fine and then had to throw on a sweater and jacket just a few hours...
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karin1972
Jun 15, 2005

Watch out for the cooler evenings!

Make sure you pack a fleece or a cardigan as it often starts out bright and sunny but gets chiller in the afternoons/evening. Also if you are planning on going on the cable cars they can be a bit...
emmasparkes
May 27, 2005

Wind Breaker a MUST

Bring layers if you're going to San Fran-- all times of the year. Mark Twain once said "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Fransisco." And he wasn't kidding. Although it can get very...
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jem126
Mar 16, 2005

SF can be cold in Summer

For most any time of year, pack layers when going to SF. The summer can bring cold OR hot weather. If days are hot, typically nights cool off very quickly and light jackets are in order. In the...
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Agraichen
Aug 19, 2004

Layer, layer, layer!

Whatever you'd generally use. Bring layers of clothes, and don't forget windbreakers and/or pullovers. Especially if you're visiting in the Summer. This is not Southern California, and San Francisco...
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jessicadf
Aug 07, 2004

Keep warm keep cool !

Something to keep warm a sweater you can carry. A sweatshirt you can take off. Good shoes are always welcome when on holiday. Two batterys one to use one on charge.Everyready to change one when it's...
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EdinburghRoc
Apr 25, 2004

Pack warm clothes even in the summer

Take warm clothes, even in the summer. You'll definitely need a jacket at night, and even during most summer days. The average high temperature in July in San Francisco is 18 Celsius (65 Fahrenheit),...
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glenn57
Apr 05, 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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