My San Francisco

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San Francisco, California
My San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge, photo courtesy of my friend HatJeff
My San Francisco - Skyline
My San Francisco - The (new) mall
My San Francisco - Embarcadero Center
My San Francisco - The Beat Museum

My San Francisco Reviews

thenewextrememimi thenewex…
57 reviews
Jul 01, 2006
"What's there to do in San Francisco? What shouldn't I miss?" SF has something for everyone, so tailor your trip to your interests! Here's my general thoughts.

Of course there's the usual tourist attractions -- Golden gate bridge, alcatraz, pier 39, Alamo Square, lombard st -- which in my opinion range from really cool (views of GG bridge) to silly (lombard st), but my favorite way to see SF is just to put on some walking shoes. The city is geographically small, but very varied. In one day and a general Westward direction, you can get a giant breakfast burrito in the bustling mural-lined Mission, do some vintage shopping on Valencia, visit an old Spanish mission, go to boutique-lined Hayes valley, up Haight St to the famous Haight-Ashbury, enjoy a couple hours in Golden Gate Park (home to lakes, museums and even buffalo), before crashing a nighttime bonfire on the beach. Alternatively, you can start in downtown, get some tiramisu and coffee in North Beach, get dimsum in old Chinatown, see the view from Coit tower, oggle at big houses in Pac Heights, see the beautiful palace of fine arts, visit the Legion of Honor art museum, and go to the golden gate bridge in time for sunset.

A lot of SF is in its atmosphere, its diversity, and its refusal to be stereotypically American. All that, and I haven't even mentioned City Hall, the Castro, the Tenderloin, the shopping, the weekend-trip possibilities, or the nightlife.

Have fun!
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mariovanhaal says:
Hi, thank you for your review. What kind of weekend trip possibilities would you suggest? I will be in SF for a business trip in November for a week and wanted to take an extra week off to explore the area. Was thinking of maybe doing Vegas / Gran Canyon. Do they offer these kind of trips from SF? Would it be the right time of year to do these trips? Thanks in advance.
Posted on: Jul 24, 2009
Kana says:
"its refusal to be stereotypically American..."
Go, SF!! :)
Posted on: Dec 11, 2007
martinikitty13 says:
i totally agree - loooove walking around SF! never been to Bay to Breakers - guess i'll have to check it out! :)
Posted on: Dec 11, 2007
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