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San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour
"Your seaplane tour takes off from Sausalito a waterfront town just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. While you sip a glass of Mumm Napa a California sparkling wine made in the traditional French method enjoy a gorgeous leisurely flight over San Francisco Bay before the sun sets. Relax during this magical time when the city and water are beautifully illuminated by the indirect light of the sun.Head out to the open Pacific Ocean and then south to the Golden Gate soaring over the iconic red towers as you make your way toward downtown San Francisco. Fly past Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 39 and the skyscrapers of the Financial District
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San Francisco Love Tour
"San Francisco Sightseeing Tours aims to provide an enthusiastic and authentic way to get-to-know San Francisco. Hitch a ride for an experience that mixes both our love for modern day living and our memories of San Francisco in days gone by. Our 1970’s Vo complete with neon blue seats beaded curtains and shag carpets foster a Hippie vibe that celebrates Peace Love Freedom & Adventure. You will see breath-taking marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge Lombard Street China Town The Castro and so much more.Travel down unique streets where other busses are forbidden. Visit the homes of San Francisco’s counter-culture icons such as The Grateful Dead
From $48.00
 
San Francisco City Tour
"The Golden Gate Bridge is an architectural masterpiece standing at a staggering 746 feet and spanning 8981 feet completed in 1937 it was the world’s longest suspension bridge until 1964. The captivating international orange color is a unique trait of the bridge.An historic icon of San Francisco the cable cars is the world's last manually operated cable car system. Running along California street the cable car connects Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf. Due to limited time we are passing by only.Union Square located in downtown San Francisco is a large open plaza with a towering monument commemorating The May 1st
From $65.00

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Don't Forget Your iPhone & iPad

Photo Equipment Apple is extremely visible in San Francisco, although other Silicon Valley giants, like Google, Cisco, HP, and Intel are well represented within the city's wifi and wireless broadband infrastructure. So, if you have one, don't forget to download the apps for MUNI, BART, and any of a number of travel guides for San Francisco listed on iTunes. Only in San Francisco has a long list of great apps for finding restaurants, museums, and a whole host of other commercial activities specific to San Francisco. Of course, your iphone also provides an easy way to capture stills and videos. The San Francisco Chronicle is available for Kindle, iPhone, and iPad, and SFGate.com and other similar activity websites have mobile versions of their websites. Naturally, wifi is mostly free and easy to find all over the city, and the latest generation of wireless broadband comes first to San Francisco.

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atufft
Feb 28, 2011

An Easy Guide to San Francisco

Miscellaneous Mapeasy's Guidemap to San Francisco was an excellent source for navigating the streets to the sights. It was easy to read and the major landmarks were enlarged and highlighted, with helpful hints, as well as, noting popular restaurants and shops.

We would definitely recommend this unique guidemap! The map cost $6.95 U.S. (ISBN-13-978-1-8789-7-9049)

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VeronicaG
Aug 11, 2007

MUNI map

Miscellaneous Probably the best map of the City there is - the SF Municipal Transit District (or MUNI) map is available at all bookstores and most corner markets for about $2.50. It shows all streets, parks, most tourist attractions, and, of course, the bus, subway and cable car routes - along with timetables and fare information. About the only thing it doesn't show is the freeway exit numbers. Indispensable.

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Karnubawax
Jan 12, 2005

A good guide

Miscellaneous If you are going to spend a few days in a city where there is so many things to do, buying a guide is a huge time saving,....

I have been using the DK Eyewitness Travel guide and I don't regreat it. It was pretty well done, lots of pictures, organised by the different geographical areas with maps, lots of practical tips about the local habits, restaurants, pubs, ...

Good or bad there was no ranking amongst the different things to do, it is not always obvious to prioritise what you want to see...

The only drawback: it has ben written in 1999, you will have to browse VT to get the latest update...

Check the link below to have a look inside this book...

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Djinn76
Feb 08, 2003
 
 
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Packing List

Luggage and bags Something with wheels, and with some type of rain resistent fiber or a plastic cover, a lock, and your first initial and last name, put your company's address, or a P.O. Box, never put you home address, just in case you luggage falls into the wrong hands.
Make you luggage easy to identify by you, such a a coloured scarf or strap.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear weather patterns here change frequently. a hot day, becomes cold and wind afternoon, a rainy morning becomes a cool, somewhat sunny afternoon, and rainy evening again, get the picture?

Toiletries and Medical Supplies Almost anything can be purchased at your local corner store, there are drug stores too, don't buy anything from a hotel store as, their prices are always higher for no apparent reason.

Photo Equipment we use a 120volt system, our outlets accept plugs with two flat prongs, if your's has an additional groung piece, most hotels are equipped for this too, you can get international adapters too, no problem.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear assume everything is possible with the exception of snow, depending where you're camping, there aren't any campgrounds in san francisco though, check for the GGNRA = golden gate national recreation area.

Miscellaneous a plastic coated quick reference map, if you have any long term medical conditions, get a letter from your doctor describing what treatment you're getting, medications, and that is about it.

EMSBIKER
Aug 25, 2002

Packing List

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear A warm jacket, long pants and sunglasses, an umbrella is optional, most hotel lobbies have them available.

Miscellaneous A good attitude, and a map.

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Aug 24, 2002

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"San Francisco - My Favorie City - By Default"
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"SFO ... a declassé love letter to the CITY"
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"San Francisco: Why this heart never leaves"
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