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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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anything on wheels Comfortable shoes and a fleece pullover sweater. The weather changes frequently and you need to be prepared so bring layers. I fleece sweater will keep you warm and protect you from...
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Cruiseone2003
Dec 16, 2007

break your shoes in before you come

A backpack makes using San Francisco's extensive mass transit system much easier. As with any transit system, you're not left off right at your hotel/hostel so getting from your drop off point to...
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richiecdisc
Nov 15, 2005

Get a light weight waterproof shell. I use mine n

A small day pack to carry your layers of clothing in and bottled water. Comfy shoes because you'll be walking ALOT. Get a light weight waterproof shell. I use mine nearly everyday here. Also a...
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bluebug
Sep 01, 2005

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Bring shoes that you have walked long distances in and know that they are comfortable. Unless you plan on being chauffered everywhere, you will undoubtedly run into one of our famous hills and find...
jeremymc
Aug 26, 2002

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Sneakers ! and a jacket for night.... I went in May and did not have sneakers, but had mules( sandals) and when we went to dinner and had to walk , my feet were in pain! I wished I had sneakers...
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Bavavia
Aug 26, 2002

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Be sure to wear good shoes if you decide to walk. I don't think one really apreciates hilly urban terrain until one has hiked the hills of SF! A sweater is a must too, even in summer. The fog is just...
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LuciousLemon
Aug 26, 2002

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Do not bring a lot of baggage. You do not want to be walking up a steep hill lugging heavy baggage. Bring your most comfortable walking shoes/sneakers. Very hilly and only a fool would wear...
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feline01
Aug 26, 2002

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Pack for multiple climates. San Francisco has micro cimates within the city. While it can be warm and balmy east of Twin Peaks it can be cold and damp west of the sane location! If you visit during...
sandra9350
Aug 25, 2002

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it is MUCH colder than we thought... you need a long sleeved shirt, and pants. plus, we got very sunburned from walking around... i would recommend a hat and comfortable shoes. film and batteries...
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candsg
Aug 25, 2002

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Bring comfortable shoes--you'll be walking all the time. Also bring a jacket. Especially in the summer which is sometimes colder than the winter! An umbrella is safe to have also. Bring hiking...
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Staci
Aug 24, 2002

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Wear comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater or jacket. San Francisco can be chilly when the fog rolls in--even in summer when L.A. will be swealtering in the heat. Mark Twain said the coldest...
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Ky_Happy_Dad
Aug 24, 2002

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The weather can change from one minute to the next. Warm clothing advisable if you take a cruise. If you intend walking take a strong pair of shoes. Don't forget that San Francisco is very hilly If...
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MikeyUK
Aug 24, 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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