SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL GUIDE , places to visit when ur in town !

  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jan 28, 2012 10:00 PM GMT

    Here are just some of the places i could suggest u guys check out when ur in town.

    1. UNION SQAURE : ( Historical landmark in the center, shops all around, malls such as Macy's etc, video game stores, electronic store, pubs, bars,
    can be packed with pedestrians at times depending on the time of the day.

    2. Baker Beach " Great place to hang and chill , some people are nude on the very end of the beach towards the area where ur closer to the view of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE , shirtless joggers , both a famous destination for str8, gay,bi,lesbians


    3. Marina San Francisco - people throwing football, wide spacious area, local 24 nearby, great view of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE and ALCATRAZ ISLAND, walking distance would be FORT MASON.


    4. GHIRARDELLI SQUARE - GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATEs, Resturaunts, sometimes musicians are playing , surrounded by local souviner shops, electronics,


    5. Fishermans Wharf PIER 39 - Famous tourist attractions, shops, bars, crab house resturaunts


    6. RUBYSKY - well known club in San Francisco.


    7. The Castro District : golds gym, 24 fitness, gay bars, gay clubs, porn stores, book stores, Harvey Milks Mural, etc


    8. Haight Ashbury - * SMILE* just go visit


    9.TWIN Peaks : Drive all the way to the top to see a great view of San Francisco.


    10. Embarcadero - Ferry Building filled with stores, resturaunts inside, mini grocery store, independent shops


    11.GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE - walk the famous golden gate bride, take either the bus or if u have a car better bring coins to feed the meter.


    12. Point Presidio / Fort Presidio - old historical landmark


    13. Mission Dolores - Old Mission Church near Dolores Park


    14. Westfield Mall - One huge mall famous for its spiral design of its escalator going up


    15. The Presidio - Old Military Housing and Facility, now a famous tourist attraction


    16. Sutro Bath Ruin - old ruins


    17. GOLDEN GATE PARK


    18. SAN FRANCISCO ZOO

    19. TELEGRAPH HILL ( COIT TOWER )

    20. Alcatraz Island

  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 28, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    Sorry, not interested in San Francisco.
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    Jan 29, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    In 1977, 1978 and 1995, as a British citizen, I backpacked the United States using the Greyhound Bus "Ameripass" ticket for unlimited travel, which was sold only to foreign travelers.

    San Francisco was one of my stops. In 1977 I stayed with a student friend from Italy who was living at Walnut Creek at the time, and therefore I became familiar with B.A.R.T. or the Bay Area Rapid Transit, which links Walnut Creek with downtown S.F. In 1978 I found a room at a cheap hotel right opposite the Greyhound bus terminal. In 1995 I stayed at a backpackers hostel in Market Street (the hostel may have closed down by now, it was known as the Central.) Many sites you have listed in the OP I too have visited, although it is also worth mentioning the tall ship Balclutha located if I recall, on Pier 35 or 36. Also Vaillancourt Fountain, (at the eastern end of Market Street) considered by the locals to be the city's ugliest monument, but it too has its advocates and supporters. In 1978 I took a ferry from the Embarcadero to Sausalito, on the other side of the Golden Gate. It was worth a few hours visit.

    Hiring a bicycle is something I would reccommend, which I did from the hostel in 1995. From it, on a Sunday morning while the streets were still free of traffic, I was able to visit the Vailliantcourt Fountain, Pier 39, The Balclutha, Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio and Golden Gate Park within a full day.
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    Jan 29, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    MarcBodybuilding said
    Here are just some of the places i could suggest u guys check out when ur in town....




    Um, thanks I guess.
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    Jan 29, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    Thank you so much! I am having European cousins over for 20 days this summer and San Francisco is on the list of places to visit with them.

    Perhaps could you message me the best way possible to go from Pier 39 to Telegraph hill and all the way to Fort Point with very little cost.icon_question.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 12:51 AM GMT



    Was born and raised there ^^

    I've been to all those places icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    21. Ride both the California Street cable car line as well as the Powell Street lines (get on at Powell & Market) to the other end of the lines. The Powell Street car has two branches, the Mason Street line and the Hyde street line; both take one to the Fishermen's Wharf area. I recommend going outbound to the Wharf area on the Hyde Street line, as the views out onto the Bay are spectacular and the hill is steepest there! Also, get off the Hyde line at Lombard Street where the "crookedest street in the world" runs for a block; catch the next cable car to continue your journey. When riding the cable car, never sit inside unless it is pouring rain. Stand on the running boards and just hold onto the hand bars and lean with the curves!
    http://www.sfcablecar.com/routes.html

    22. Visit the Garden Court of the beautiful old Palace Hotel at New Montgomery and Market Streets; enjoy their brunch or afternoon tea if you're so inclined. Historic hotel where President Harding died. Great place to stay, especially if one gets a good rate. Fantastic natatorium on the fourth floor with great views up through the roof and nice fitness center. The Palace is also only a few blocks down Market Street from the old Emporium Department store. The facade has been kept with a huge multi-floor complex of indoor shopping, with the fabulous rotunda glass dome preserved from the old Emporium.
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    I've always had a great time visiting San Francisco! Beautiful city, and lot's to see and do. It's easily one of the best places for a really nice vacation.icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    Iceblink said
    MarcBodybuilding said
    Here are just some of the places i could suggest u guys check out when ur in town....




    Um, thanks I guess.


    I think he is just trying to win an award for most threads created in 24 hours. He made this profile yesterday, and he has already created like 30+ threads and posted an ass load of videos to his profile.
  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jan 29, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    pffttt really now
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    Jan 29, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    To really feel like a native, find the nearest sidewalk and take a shit on it.
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    Jan 29, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    MarcBodybuilding saidpffttt really now


    Yes sock puppet account. Really. icon_rolleyes.gif

    How about posting a real second photo and getting verified? Then we'll talk.
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    Jan 29, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    Delancey Street Restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Can't beat the prices. Can't give your money to a better cause.

    Get the Muni pass for cheap transit while in town. Take the 28 from the Marina all the way down to Golden Gate Park. Do the DeYoung Museum. If you can't afford the exhibit, just go up to the observation tower. It's free.

    Looking for good, cheap eats? Look for a "Pluto's" restaurant.

    El Super Burrito on Polk is a winner! Try the Fish Tacos.

    Pasquales Pizza on Irving and 8th in The Sunset. You'll forget about New York and Chicago. Try the Lasagana.

    Take the Ferry to Sausalito. Cheap boat ride and Sausalito is a great day trip! You can even take your bike. Stop at Cowgirl Creamery, or Tasty Salted Pig Parts at the Ferry Building before you go for yummy sandwiches.

    Blue Bottle Coffee Company. Look for it wherever you go. It will take time for them to brew your cup. Wait for it.

    Philz Coffee on Van Ness or in the Castro. Get the mint tea. It will take time for them to mull the fresh mint and brew the fresh tea. Wait for it.

    Hot Cookie on Castro. Buy extra. You won't regret it.

    Bi-Rite Creamery on Dolores Park. Not just for bisexuals anymore. Some of the best ice cream in the world.

    The cakes and Turkish coffee at Cafe International in the Haight can't be missed. Just don't be a dick to the staff. They're cool.

    Take away rotisserie chicken at Dew Drop Inn. Then, head over to the LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market Street and picnic on the rooftop garden. Watch the people and street cars go by.

    "The Grove" restaurants are great. You can have a blast and eat well at the one on Chestnut/Avila; Filmore; and at Yerba Buena. All great locations. All great people watching.

    Thinking of going to UC Berkeley? Eat at Cafe Au Coqulet.

    Any of the "Chow" restaurants are a winner. Try the one in Lafayette if you get over to the East Bay.

    Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. It's on the fringe of the hood so mind your p's and q's, but the smoked pork hash is worth the trip.

    Fenton's ice cream any location. The food is great too.

    Also, look for Three Twins Ice Cream in multiple locations.

    Memphis Minnie's BBQ in the Haight is great! Try the Beef Ribs!

    Oh, and here's some shit that San Franciscans say...
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    Jan 29, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidTo really feel like a native, find the nearest sidewalk and take a shit on it.



    Goodness I just moved here this week and I almost walked into some after leaving a building. Terrifying.
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    Jan 29, 2012 6:25 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidDelancey Street Restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Can't beat the prices. Can't give your money to a better cause.

    Get the Muni pass for cheap transit while in town. Take the 28 from the Marina all the way down to Golden Gate Park. Do the DeYoung Museum. If you can't afford the exhibit, just go up to the observation tower. It's free.

    Looking for good, cheap eats? Look for a "Pluto's" restaurant.

    El Super Burrito on Polk is a winner! Try the Fish Tacos.

    Pasquales Pizza on Irving and 8th in The Sunset. You'll forget about New York and Chicago. Try the Lasagana.

    Take the Ferry to Sausalito. Cheap boat ride and Sausalito is a great day trip! You can even take your bike. Stop at Cowgirl Creamery, or Tasty Salted Pig Parts at the Ferry Building before you go for yummy sandwiches.

    Blue Bottle Coffee Company. Look for it wherever you go. It will take time for them to brew your cup. Wait for it.

    Philz Coffee on Van Ness or in the Castro. Get the mint tea. It will take time for them to mull the fresh mint and brew the fresh tea. Wait for it.

    Hot Cookie on Castro. Buy extra. You won't regret it.

    Bi-Rite Creamery on Dolores Park. Not just for bisexuals anymore. Some of the best ice cream in the world.

    The cakes and Turkish coffee at Cafe International in the Haight can't be missed. Just don't be a dick to the staff. They're cool.

    Take away rotisserie chicken at Dew Drop Inn. Then, head over to the LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market Street and picnic on the rooftop garden. Watch the people and street cars go by.

    "The Grove" restaurants are great. You can have a blast and eat well at the one on Chestnut/Avila; Filmore; and at Yerba Buena. All great locations. All great people watching.

    Thinking of going to UC Berkeley? Eat at Cafe Au Coqulet.

    Any of the "Chow" restaurants are a winner. Try the one in Lafayette if you get over to the East Bay.

    Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. It's on the fringe of the hood so mind your p's and q's, but the smoked pork hash is worth the trip.

    Fenton's ice cream any location. The food is great too.

    Also, look for Three Twins Ice Cream in multiple locations.

    Memphis Minnie's BBQ in the Haight is great! Try the Beef Ribs!

    Oh, and here's some shit that San Franciscans say...



    There is one part of the scene where the lady said " THIS COFFEE taste like retail " i just lost it laughing so hard icon_biggrin.gif
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    JackNWNJ saidTo really feel like a native, find the nearest sidewalk and take a shit on it.



    Goodness I just moved here this week and I almost walked into some after leaving a building. Terrifying.


    ALWAYS watch your step!

    Also, ALWAYS watch your step...
    1) WHILE walking on a Muni bus or BART train.
    2) BEFORE sitting on a seat on Muni or BART.
    3) BEFORE you step off Muni onto a curb.

    I've got stories to tell on all three of these caveats.
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    GAMRican saidDelancey Street Restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Can't beat the prices. Can't give your money to a better cause.

    Get the Muni pass for cheap transit while in town. Take the 28 from the Marina all the way down to Golden Gate Park. Do the DeYoung Museum. If you can't afford the exhibit, just go up to the observation tower. It's free.

    Looking for good, cheap eats? Look for a "Pluto's" restaurant.

    El Super Burrito on Polk is a winner! Try the Fish Tacos.

    Pasquales Pizza on Irving and 8th in The Sunset. You'll forget about New York and Chicago. Try the Lasagana.

    Take the Ferry to Sausalito. Cheap boat ride and Sausalito is a great day trip! You can even take your bike. Stop at Cowgirl Creamery, or Tasty Salted Pig Parts at the Ferry Building before you go for yummy sandwiches.

    Blue Bottle Coffee Company. Look for it wherever you go. It will take time for them to brew your cup. Wait for it.

    Philz Coffee on Van Ness or in the Castro. Get the mint tea. It will take time for them to mull the fresh mint and brew the fresh tea. Wait for it.

    Hot Cookie on Castro. Buy extra. You won't regret it.

    Bi-Rite Creamery on Dolores Park. Not just for bisexuals anymore. Some of the best ice cream in the world.

    The cakes and Turkish coffee at Cafe International in the Haight can't be missed. Just don't be a dick to the staff. They're cool.

    Take away rotisserie chicken at Dew Drop Inn. Then, head over to the LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market Street and picnic on the rooftop garden. Watch the people and street cars go by.

    "The Grove" restaurants are great. You can have a blast and eat well at the one on Chestnut/Avila; Filmore; and at Yerba Buena. All great locations. All great people watching.

    Thinking of going to UC Berkeley? Eat at Cafe Au Coqulet.

    Any of the "Chow" restaurants are a winner. Try the one in Lafayette if you get over to the East Bay.

    Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. It's on the fringe of the hood so mind your p's and q's, but the smoked pork hash is worth the trip.

    Fenton's ice cream any location. The food is great too.

    Also, look for Three Twins Ice Cream in multiple locations.

    Memphis Minnie's BBQ in the Haight is great! Try the Beef Ribs!

    Oh, and here's some shit that San Franciscans say...



    There is one part of the scene where the lady said " THIS COFFEE taste like retail " i just lost it laughing so hard icon_biggrin.gif


    The one where the guy is making the date, and then says "Oh, I don't go to The Avenues." made me laugh. I live in "The Avenues" of Inner Richmond. It's a good residential neighborhood.

    There's so much more to the video that you will only "catch" if you live here. There's certain sounds in the background, like the crosswalk clicking sound for the visually impaired. There's the 19 Polk running in the background where the chick is eating the $10 donut. Where she's plugging in the change on the meter...she's obviously on King street somewhere along the "T" line. The couple that just stops and breathes in...for the contact high. Cafe du Soleil featured prominently is right in the Haight, and is where all the hipsters drink good wine and expensive food...while the homeless hippies trod by outside the large glass windows and bistro tables. The scenes of the Duboce Bark Park. The mention of Zipcar. When the chick talks about being "chemically sensitive", the Muni Metro train goes by. Kate's Kitchen and Nickie's Bar and Restaurant in the Haight. The beach blanket "party" in Dolores Park. And, unfortunately, the water is too cold all year around to swim.

    Ahhhh the rich nuances of The City...San Francisco.

    What a blessing!