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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

Be Aware! Tips (19)

You May Be Afraid Of Some People

Some of you may be afraid of the homeless people that are on every other corner of San Francisco, especially near fishermans warf where all the tourist hang out. For the most part, I just ignored them...
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blue_eyez80
Jun 21, 2005

Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is probably really cool if you have kids who like science. But we really wanted to try out the "Tactile Dome" we had read about; it is some kind of maze that you go through entirely...
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tinyvulture
May 29, 2004

camera and video camera shops

Many tourist from overseas think that it is cheaper to buy personal electronics in the US. There are rip-off stores that sell PAL European video cameras and photo cameras to tourists. They are not...
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altizachen
Aug 26, 2004

Food in touristy areas

As I'm sure most of you know, food in touristy areas are extremely expensive. In San Francisco, this is the case especially for Union Square. In San Francisco, the best restaurants and food are...
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USCgirlie
Mar 23, 2006

Everything Touristy

The biggest tourists traps in San Francisco are the attractions themselves. A $20.00 ride in a cable car will not be the most breathtaking experience of your lfe, Pier 39 is way to expensive and has...
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Gnar_kill
Sep 26, 2003

Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39

I work on Pier 39 at an aquarium (Aquarium of the Bay)- come check it out- tickets are $12.50 for adults, $6.50 for children, and $6.50 for seniors. The ticket is good for the whole day and it's a...
budalamala82
Nov 05, 2004

Posing with Street Performers

Just as a warning. Be aware that when you are posing with street performers or the eclectic people along the piers, many of them ask for money for your privilage to photograph yourself with them. I've...
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Parklife
Jun 26, 2003

Street Criminals Prey on Visitors

We arrived SF on Sat, 6/3. Sunday, 6/4 we walked to find the Visitors Information Center.Got to vicinity of the VC around 2:45pm. Could not spot the VC, but knew it was there. We must have stood out...
georgiaresident
Jun 17, 2006

Visit the tenderloin with caution

The Tenderloin is not a great place to get lost so take cabs to avoid accidentally wandering around here. It borders Union Square on 5th, so its easy to wander the wrong way. However, if you're...
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jzeidman
Dec 24, 2002

BE AWARE!! Camera stores in tourist San Francisco!

Camera store on Fisherman's Wharf will convince you that the camera you are interested in is a total bargain compared to the price you pay back home. They will 'throw' lots of items in with it 'for...
ripoff
Oct 03, 2006

Everything in San Franchisco is a Tourist Trap

Everything in San Francisco is a tourist trap. All of the restaurants are extremely overpriced. The parking meters give you 7 minutes for 25 cents. Fisherman's Wharf is a bunch of garbage Times...
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Roosevelt61
Feb 18, 2006

The unaptly named "Theater District"

It's not that the hotels themselves aren't nice... it's well, wikipedia says it best: The name Theater District is actually only used by those attempting to attract customers into the area – most...
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thebeatsurrender
Aug 01, 2006
 
 
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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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