Relaxing in San Francisco...any suggestions?

  • Shursey

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    Oct 24, 2015 2:03 PM GMT
    I'm taking a week long vacation in San Francisco Nov. 9-16 to just relax after a VERY busy few months of work. Any suggestions for what to see and where to go?
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    Oct 24, 2015 5:48 PM GMT
    Wherever you end up going, definitely bring an umbrella, and a lightweight water-resistant outer jacket. Could be warm (a lot warmer than Chicago) and could be cool, but expect rain.
  • Shursey

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    Oct 25, 2015 2:09 AM GMT
    Oh, good point. Thanks for the tip.
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    Oct 25, 2015 4:13 AM GMT
    One thing I like about SF is that you don't have to really go anywhere. It's pretty easy to wander around the city and find interesting things. I would suggest the usual tourist stops (Alcatraz, the Pier, Fisherman's Wharf, etc). You'll find things to see/do in between. And of course check out the Castro.
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    Oct 25, 2015 6:11 AM GMT
    Go to muir woods across the bridge. You will love the giant redwood trees and the place is magical.

    The city, is like most. Get out of the area and see more.
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    Oct 25, 2015 4:34 PM GMT
    Ooh, right. I forgot about the redwoods. That would be awesome.
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    Oct 25, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    * Hike the hills, Nob, Russian & Telegraph Hills.

    * Run the Marina Green - all the way out to the Golden Gate Bridge.

    * Get into a tennis game at the Alice Marble courts.

    * Hike around Pacific Heights studying architecture.

    * Meet some of the male population working out at Crunch on Polk.

    * Try out some of the best restaurants and hipster bars anywhere in the world.

    * Just get out & do what you like & meet other like-minded guys.
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    Oct 25, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    Fort Point. You get that stunning view of the golden gate bridge that's so iconic. The fort itself is only moderately interesting. It's windy as hell so no matter what the weather is like where you're staying, at Fort Point it will be freezing cold from the damp gale force winds.
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    Oct 25, 2015 9:39 PM GMT
    Eat yourself a good breakfast and then spend your day walking SF's north side, from The Embarcadero starting at the base of the Bay Bridge, up and around northwest thru Fisherman's Wharf, Ft. Mason, Marina Green, Crissy Field, Ft. Point, the GG Bridge, Baker Beach, Lincoln Park, Cliff House, and Great Hwy., before jumping on the Fulton 5 bus at the ocean and traveling back to wherever you started. You can time yourself as you choose, and see it all, or linger at any of the many beautiful vista sites along the way. The Parade Ground at the Presidio is an especially nice place to take a break and take in a great view. You'll never be that far from food or MUNI should you tire, so have at it and have a good time!
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 25, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
    Take the ferry from Fisherman's Wharf and check out Sausalito or Tiburon. I've been to both, although I preferred Sausalito. Enjoy walking around the galleries and shops, and maybe get a bite to eat. There used to be a burger place just up from the dock in Sausalito, the burgers were greasy, but oh so good! Not sure if it's still there. Also, at the dock there you get a great view of the San Francisco skyline across the bay.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 27, 2015 12:41 PM GMT
    If you are lucky, you can go on one of Rick Shelton's walking tours of the Barbary Coast (only weekends, reservations required). He is in drag as Lola Montez -( but fellow walkers are not in drag)
    http://www.dragmealongtours.com/

    I wrote "if you are lucky", because he suffered a recent injury, and his tours were recently suspended. Info on the website.