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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

Bay Bridge

If you are coming from or going to the East Bay and you aren't taking B.A.R.T, most likely, you will be going over the Bay Bridge. This bridge connects San Francisco to Emeryville, Berkeley and...
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Feb 12, 2004

Buy A Good Map!

One evening, late evening, I enterred San Francisco on my way north along the coast. I wanted to cross the Golden Gate. But somehow I got all mixed up trying to follow signs. I blamed it on the atlas...
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Jan 05, 2004

Handy if you want to get out of the city...

If you're planning on staying inside the city of San Francisco, then renting a car is really unnecessary (and costly for parking). You're better off with walking, mass transit, etc.If, however, you...
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Sep 21, 2003

Renting a Car = Frustration

If you're planning to stay in the San Francisco area while you're here, do not spend the money to rent a car. Driving in the city isn't particularly fun (and not for the timid... have you seen some of...
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Jun 26, 2003

Port of San Francisco Cruise Terminal Parking

There is finally a reasonable long term parking alternative for those cruising Alaska or those short turn around cruises to Seattle or Van Couver and reverse out of the Port of San Francisco. SF...
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May 30, 2003

Drive a car...

Parking a car in San Fran can get to be expensive.Some places charge $24 for all-day parking. At the Pier 39 parking garage, they charge $30 for all-day parking. But if you go to Pier 33, it's only...
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Feb 06, 2003

CAR - Some cities need to be...

CAR - Some cities need to be seen. More than its attractions, the city itself is a must-see. And without a car, one gets very limited in SF, not being able to discover its architecture, its slopes,...
Sep 08, 2002

You really need a car - as a...

You really need a car - as a New Yorker I thought we could walk most of the town, but I was wrong. Drive and search for a parking spot seems to be the transportation mantra of each San Franciscan....
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Aug 25, 2002

It depends from where you are...

It depends from where you are coming but I prefer to drive but get yourself familiar to the map or advice from someone who knows the city. Most stree are one way street so you need to plan where to...
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Aug 25, 2002

If you are planning to stay in...

If you are planning to stay in the city, you don't really need a car. However, if you are planning on doing anything like Wine Country, Golden Gate Bridge, Monterey, etc, you'll probably need a car....
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Aug 24, 2002

If you happen to be coming...

If you happen to be coming from the south the absolute best way is to drive up Highway 1, right along the coast. But once in the city the best way to get around (the most fun and scenic anyway) is to...
Aug 24, 2002

Where to park

There are many public garages and lots to park in. Prices range from a few dollars (US) an hour to flat rates (usually at night) from about $5 and up. Free Street parking can be difficult to find but...
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Aug 24, 2002
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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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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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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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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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