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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

Fog / Weather Conditions Tips (12)

just because it's sunny doesn't mean it's warm

yes, bring a jacket or sweater wherever you go. san francisco has many microclimates, so if you are in one area, let's say the mission, and you go to haight ashbury, i guarantee that you will be cold...
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rkearns
Oct 03, 2008

Weather related

Someone, I believe it was Mark Twain, said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Due to the fog and the generally non-humid conditions, it can be quite chilly in the...
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goingsolo
Jul 08, 2005

SF Weather - prepare for anything!

It's been said of other places, but it's most true of San Francisco - "if you don't like the weather, wait around for a few hours." SF weather is totally unpredictable and temps can go from 90 to 50...
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Karnubawax
Jan 12, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO WEATHER

Based on weather.com's yearly averages for San Francisco, the temperature reaches the 70's F (20's C) in June through mid-October, with September being the warmest month (because of the amount of...
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Sandi-2004
Nov 03, 2004

"The coldest winter I ever spent........

... was a summer in San Francisco". OK, so this quote is incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, and who knows really said it. But the message is clear. San Francisco has its own special air...
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Callavetta
Jun 08, 2004

The Fog City...

San Francisco is often called "The fog city", and that doesn´t come by chance. Even on a warm, sunny summerday, the weather often changes at around 4 p.m., it gets foggy, windy and pretty cold. As...
Yvonne1980
Jun 03, 2004

The col

We Bay Area residents love to make fun of the folks from out-of-state who wear Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts---the kind of clothing folks wear in Hawaii, Florida, the Gulf Coast, Southern...
pdm
May 08, 2004

Don't just trust the blue skies...

Even in the height of summer I would pack a light jacket in your day-sack. Thick blankets of fog often roll in quickly from the sea and can envelop the city in no time, literally chilling the city...
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Orbital_
Apr 16, 2004

Be aware of the fog!

* Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 0.5 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip...
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Jerelis
Dec 30, 2003

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The fog dipstick on Mount Sutro indicates a fog depth of approximately 1,100 feet. Unless you were raised in New England, Scandanavia or Russia, don't even think about going in the Pacific Ocean or...
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ahendley
Sep 01, 2002

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Temperatures generally don't reach more than 25°C and it's never colder than 0°C. It is warmest from mid-June to mid-September, coldest in December and January. From November till March it rains...
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Kristina1701
Aug 25, 2002

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In San Francisco the weather is very strange. From one place in the city to another the weather can change 30 degrees. It's really unbeleivable. It was 90 degrees F in some places and then 10 blocks...
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LuckyJVT
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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