Things to do in San Francisco 2014

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    Mar 24, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    My partner and I have both been interested in visiting San Francisco for about a week during the summer. This would be our first trip to the city and could use some suggestions as to when the best time to visit would be and what things are their to do in order to fully enjoy ourselves.
  • MikeW

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    Mar 24, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
    "Interesting" depends on what interests you. Compared to many large cities, SF is rather provincial. But I'm not the person to talk to about the kinds of things that would interest most younger gay men.

    What you need to know is, bring warm clothing. Coming from Atlanta? Expect to feel cold much of the time. Temperatures will likely be in the upper-60s to mid-70s during the day. It is very rare it gets to 80 or above. When the sun goes down or the fog comes in, the temperatures plummet. Take a sweater or light jacket whenever you go out.

    If you enjoy nature, plan a day trip to the redwoods and/or a drive up or down the coast along highway 1.
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    Mar 24, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    Go to Fishermans Wharf at least! Beautiful area and some good seafood in the area. I went to badlands to party for a little bit.. I had fun but the party is over so early in SF due to the drinking law. It can go til McDonald's stops serving breakfast in Vegas.
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    Mar 28, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    SF has most of the attractions that major cities have.

    There is a gay film festival for the last 10 days of June. Plus a gay pride parade and lots of gay events the last weekend of June.

    What Mikew said about the weather is true, but in the summer it can be hot as well as cold - on the same day. In the summer it can be 98 degrees and still one day, and 60-65 degrees and foggy with a 20 mph wind the next day. And even when it is cold in SF, 15 miles outside the city, it can be in the 80's and 90's, so bring appropriate clothing - a light jacket is a necessity.

    If you want to go anywhere outside of SF or Oakland, you need to rent a car. OTOH, having a car in the city is a major liability - parking is limited or expensive. There are major wine vineyard regions north of SF - Sonoma and Napa counties. Yosemite Park is worth a drive - but is probably a 2-day trip.