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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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Ice-skating at Yerba Buena Gardens

Went there on a Monday evening and despite the fact that I am super clumsy on ice, had a lot of fun. :-) Skates were comfortable, rink was spacious, music was good.
There were not too many people, although I wish there were less pros on the ice - kinda scary (and intimidating) to skate next to them.

HOURS: Usually start at 12pm or 1pm. There is also late (9pm-11pm) skating on Fridays/Saturdays.
DAYS: Every day.
PRICES: Adults pay $11 (Admission+Rental) or $8 (just Admission).
LOCKERS: 50 cents for a locker.
TEMPERATURE: Quite cold. Sweater and gloves would not be a bad idea.

NOTE: On Wednesdays evenings (from 7.30pm to 9pm), skates rental is free, save $3.

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Apr 04, 2011

Buying Ski gear

We were going from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe for a ski holiday. If we were to do that again at Easter we would not buy any ski clothing or skis etc until we arrived here. The sales had started and the prices were fantastic. The current rate of Pound to Dollar made it even harder to resist buying at the Sports Stores near Union Square.
Everything seemed to be about a third of the price we would pay for designer names in UK

Equipment Buy Skis and ski clothing in San Francisco. The technicians said they would sort the fitting of the skis while you waited. It would have been cheaper to buy than to hire !

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May 05, 2005

are u a skateboarder?

well, then san francisco is the city for u!

A lot of people come from all over the world to skate here

this is supposed to be one of the best cities to skate cos of the handrails, loads of stairs and benches all over the city

My friends from SF skate, they usually go to Pier7 and Embarcadero, but when we were kids we used to hang around in Union Square,, not they changed the square, so not so many people go anymore

Feb 03, 2004

Shredding the Powder

My wife spent 3 days teaching me how to snowboard at Sugar Bowl Mountain. It was awesome . There was heaps of snow.

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Jun 23, 2004
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