Denver to SF... any hints?

  • imbrad

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    Oct 18, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    My company is sending me to San Francisco for about a month to do some work. I haven't been to SF in maybe 15 years. I will be mostly working and won't have a TON of down time so I want to get a head start and get some ideas of what I should make sure to do.

    I love exploring new cities but I haven't been out of Denver really in about 5 years.
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    Oct 18, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    You just said you don't have a TON of down time so the first thing I would do is find out what actual down time you'll have. Otherwise, there's no point in exploration planning if you don't have the time to do anything.
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    Oct 18, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    In which part of the City will you be staying? Will you have a car?
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    Oct 18, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
    Bring lots of money. SF ain't cheap. icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 20, 2014 5:03 AM GMT
    Just moved to San Bruno, and I'd love to explore SF. Hope people fill this thread with ideas. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 20, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
    xrichx saidBring lots of money. SF ain't cheap. icon_neutral.gif

    And warm clothes.
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    Oct 20, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    SF is a great city and you'd be a fool not to figure a way to work some fun and exploration into your busy schedule. Life is too short and when your company is picking up the tab, you need to work it!

    You'd have to tell us more if you want ideas or send a PM for one on one conversations. Many of us from here are willing to give you ideas and share a beer with guests in town.
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    Oct 21, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
    imbrad saidMy company is sending me to San Francisco for about a month to do some work. I haven't been to SF in maybe 15 years. I will be mostly working and won't have a TON of down time so I want to get a head start and get some ideas of what I should make sure to do.

    I love exploring new cities but I haven't been out of Denver really in about 5 years.


    SF is a small city that does not excel in big things. It's the day to day, humanist social aspect that people love. "Looking" the HBO gay interest show portrays it pretty well.
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    Oct 21, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    While the drive from Denver to SF along I-70/US-50 has gorgeous scenery, I wouldn't recommend having a late model car in SF. Public transportation in the Bay Area is excellent. Getting around will have few obstacles.
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    Oct 25, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    nabob7729 saidWhile the drive from Denver to SF along I-70/US-50 has gorgeous scenery, I wouldn't recommend having a late model car in SF. Public transportation in the Bay Area is excellent. Getting around will have few obstacles.

    Though having a car here can be very handy. The problem is where to park it - garage rental can be very expensive, and overnight parking is difficult unless you live in a residential neighborhood. Will you employer pick up the tab for parking your car? Can you get a short-term rental with garage? Cars are great for getting around in the evening, to areas outside the city, and beaches,the Russian River, the wine country, etc. Public transportation goes everywhere in the city, but it can be infinitely slow. You might want to investigate getting accomodation near a BART or subway line (There is only one subway, but when it comes above ground, it has several branches).
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    Oct 25, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    Just read your profile - let me know if you want to go rock climbing.

    I don't own a car (haven't in the 7+ years I've lived in the Bay Area, and haven't needed it, even though I've never lived right at a subway stop). I rent frequently, and it's very economical - last weekend I had a car for 3 days and spent $45.

    Might be worth getting a bike for the time that you're here. It's probably the best way to get around.
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    Oct 26, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    CFL_Oakland saidJust read your profile - let me know if you want to go rock climbing.

    I don't own a car (haven't in the 7+ years I've lived in the Bay Area, and haven't needed it, even though I've never lived right at a subway stop). I rent frequently, and it's very economical - last weekend I had a car for 3 days and spent $45.

    Might be worth getting a bike for the time that you're here. It's probably the best way to get around.
    I thought that I was the only guy on here who didn't own a car. Well it is good to know that I have some company on here in terms of depending on either a bike or public transport for getting around.