(Closed) San Francisco. Things to do!

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

hi! Miss Peeptoe posted a blog about stuff to do in SF/Napa..tons of ideas. lots of  sites to see, you can ride a cablecar from Powell St to fisherman’s wharf and eat at Boudin, check out Ghirardelli Square, also check out Lombard St on your way to Fisherman’s Wharf then head to Golden Gate Bridge , walk or drive the bridge to Sausalito, CA. Twin Peaks- nice view of SF specially if it’s sunny, usually windy tho.Definitely check out Napa/Sonoma Counties and also Monterey Bay. I also suggest to get or borrow from your public library those "Top 10 San Francisco" travel books. Fodor’s, Frommer’s or DK Eyewitness have those. they’re small and thin books, easy to carry. depending on when your honeymoon is, dont forget to bring a hoodie or something to keep you warm, it gets a little nippy in the early evernings.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know this will have some repeats, but here are my recs:

 A great day would start with coffee at the Ferry Boat Building (definitely wander around the Ferry Boat Building.  Rather than go to Slanted Door, I’d just graze in the Farmer’s Market!), take the Ferry to Sausilito (get ice cream!) (or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and take the ferry back), walk around Pier 39 area.

Golden Gate Park – I love the Academy of Sciences, but that whole central area is great (Botanical Gardens, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden).  The Rose Garden was in bloom last week so depending on when are in San Francisco, stop by and smell the roses!  

 Stern Grove has awesome (and free!) music on Saturdays in the summer.  Very cool. 

 I’m not sure if they still do this, but Shakespeare in the Park was on of my favorite things to do in Golden Gate Park when I was in college.  

Other restaurants: Burma SuperStar is really good (but may have a pretty long line now that they were on the Food Channel).  I second Masa.  Get a burrito in the Mission District.  I like the Cliff House also.  Check the San Francisco Chronicle for other good options.  They have a whole section every year on good eats. 

Walking along the Golden Gate Park Reserve is a secret gem.  Gorgeous views of the ocean.  Take a walk in the Presidio and along the Marina too.  

Sorry this ended up being so long, but I love my city and could probably go on more!  Enjoy your trip. 

 

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

OMG! I just came back from San Fran in March where I got engaged and I did the BEST thing ever that you could do – if you want to see ALL of San Francisco and have a great time doing it, do a segway tour! Here’s the link – it’s so much fun I can’t even tell you and you get to see everything! We had a group of 6 of us and it really was the best fun we had all trip!

 http://citysegwaytours.com/san-francisco

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ok, so granted, it’s not the most romantic place, but seriously – you HAVE to take an Alcatraz tour!  I took a girls weekend holiday to S.F. a few years ago, and we took the 2nd last tour of the day – it was awesome because the sun was up on the way to the island and was setting over the city on the way back. Do the Audio tour- it’s a bit more money, but well worth, it – otherwise you wouldn’t know what you were looking at!  And you hear actual prisoners talking on the tape.  It’s really really cool!

 Take a ride on the cable cars, go to fisherman’s wharf, check out the sea lions at the pier.  Make sure you make it to the beach if you have never been to the Pacific Ocean before – we went to Golden Gate Park and then down to Ocean Beach. (I’ve seen nicer beaches, but it was still the Pacific!) Don’t forget about a quick trip to Haight Ashbury (how can you go to SF without a trip down hippie lane????)

 San Francisco is a fantastic city!!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

oops – it posted twice! hope this gets rid of one!

Post # 9
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Newbee

Some great infomation posted, so much to do in San Francisco… have fun!

 

Touristy but must-sees:

Drive your car down Lombard St, the curviest street in the world (be sure to rent the GPS 🙂

Also drive your car to the corner of Scott & Green (same area as Lombard St) and check out the steep hill with steps in it!

Visit Chrissy Field (beachy area, bike paths, coffee house, picnic areas) and take a picture of the Golden Gate bridge (there is a part in front of the coffee house… see here http://www.sfsurvey.com/rd.asp?r=674) You can stand on the grey cement block and you get the bridge behind you, it’s awesome!

In Sausalito, hit up the Sausalito Taco Shop, amazing guacamole, fresh tacos, sangria yum!

Take a bus tour to Carmel and Monterey, it’s a full day driving down the 101 (so beautiful) and it stops in so many great places. Wine tasting, aquarium, garlic storehttp://www.supersightseeing.com/

Lots of touristy stuff here http://www.visitfishermanswharf.com/thingstodo/tours.aspx

Napa has some great premium outlets, great for shopping. Of course lots of great wine 😉

The Beach Chalet is an awesome restaurant with awesome food http://www.beachchalet.com/

If you have any specific questions, feel free to message me at [email protected] you will have a fabulous time!

 

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