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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

Sweater / Jacket Tips (22)

This Ain't Malibu, Baby -- Bring a Jacket

Bring warm clothes with you. San Francisco is located on the water, and even on the hottest summer day, the fog can roll in quickly. When that happens, the wind comes up, and the temperature can...
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Rixie
Nov 29, 2008

Be sure to carry a jacket.

You will always want to have a jacket with you in this town. Even in summer when it is 95 degrees in Oakland it can in the 70s in the city. And although 70s is not normally jacket weather it is when...
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cjg1
Oct 02, 2006

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Even in Summer, the temperature can be cold in SF. 5 to 10 degrees under the temperature observed elsewhere in the Bay.So bring sweater and warm clothes to protect you against the wind. The...
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GUYON
Aug 24, 2006

Always be ready for cold weather

Like I said, you should be prepared for cold weather in San Francisco at all times of the year. It doesn't matter if it is summer, spring, fall, or winter. It can get cold all the time here...and...
RblWthACoz
Dec 21, 2005

Don't Forget!

Bring Very Comfortable Shoes- As Is the City is extremely Hilly if you walk or even waiting for the Cable car will be awhile. ALWAYS bring a Jacket or Sweatshirt. No Matter how hot it is during the...
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DJSickly
Aug 14, 2005

Summer in SF was Twain's coldest winter

Whether Mark Twain actually described San Francisco as such is open to debate, however, the statement has some truth to it - especially if you're from warmer climates. You will need a jacket in July...
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tarced
Aug 11, 2005

Dont forget your jacket

warm clothes and teeshirts for when it gets warm in the middle of the day. Dont forget your coat or jacket (YOu need it in september) As always there are plenty of shops so if you forget things...
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HeidiR
Oct 12, 2004

Visting Bay area bring a Sweater / Jacket

Nothing special to mention here Comfortble walking shoes as the city is very safe and its most convenient to walk aroud most parts of the city.If you are going to be close to the bay or ocean area,...
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XKuger
Jul 19, 2004

Take a jacket and comfortable shoes!

Don't forget to bring a jacket regardless of the time of year you are there. San Francisco's weather can change quickly with temperatures in the summer dipping into the low 50's with windy...
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apseals
Jun 07, 2004

Bring extra sweaters

Dresss in layers and always bring a jacket and more sweaters than you think you need. In the afternoons and evenings it starts to get cold. The Golden Gate bridge can be freezing with it's windy...
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pigletsmom
May 11, 2004

Bring a sweater and/or windbreaker

Before I moved to San Francisco I read in a few travel guides that the city can be foggy and cold in the summer (especially in August). Somehow I failed to understand that statement to its full...
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Andraf
Feb 19, 2004

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A backpack or fannypack is best to get through the sightseeing and with all the walking. Take a lightweight sweatshirt or long sleeved shirt to tie around your waist, cause in the day it may start out...
Polly25
Aug 26, 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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