What are fun things to do in San Fransisco?
I live in San Jose looking for some fun new Ideas to do any suggestions
- silvermistLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
*_~ So glad that you're considering San Francisco for your vacation.
Try to stay in Union Square. http://www.unionsquareshop.com/
When you arrive at the airport, take the SFO air train that goes around the airport, then you’ll get off when you see Bart, take Bart to Powell Station (should be about $6-9 and it takes 20 mins ) that’s Union Square.
http://www.bart.gov/ for schedule..
I just love the weather and the diverse culture here!! Traffic can be hectic but still bearable. Public transport is great! You can always take Bart, ferries, bus, taxi or cable car etc. However, if you don’t have much time or want to travel beyond the city – I think a car would help a lot. Yes, you have to pay for parking, but save you time to go more places faster..
Try the “City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour” which is about $30. “This unique open-topped bus tour of San Francisco includes four different routes, the Downtown Loop, the Golden Gate Loop, the Park Loop, and the Night Loop.” You're free to hop on and off as often as you want on the downtown loop.
Embarcadero is wicked nice, and it's not THAT far, so you could really just walk down it to the Ferry Building. http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
On Saturdays they do a nice farmer's market and you can get lots of good stuff. Walk down to Pier 39.
GET THE San Franciso POPOUT Maps—
I loves these POPOUT map- you get to see where you are-
=) No Thinking required, especially on vacation. (Look at the pictures.)
I have about 20 of these map of different cities.. It was so useful when I was in Europe!
To Save money: get the “Go San Francisco”,
Cable Car (Union Sq to
Alcatraz or Angel Island
Union Square for Shopping
Golden Gate Park – Walk across the bridge
Academy of Science
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco Zoo
Westfield Shopping Centre
Yerba Buena Gardens
SF Giants Fair at AT&T Park
Take the ferry to Tiburon or Sausalito
Segates is a great way to travel around the city.
Gray Line's Yosemite in a day- Daily depart 7am
San Francisco Giants- Baseball Game
49ers- Football games
Winchester Mystery House Mansion- overrated.
Gray Line's Motorized Cable Car City Tour
*_~ Unique places in San Francisco
-à Must be Open minded and bring your camera for tons of pics.!! We always bring our guest from out of town to these places. Have early dinner at Asia SF about 6pm and then a show at Beach Blanket Babylon.. They loved it and never forget SF.
à For half price shows/comedy/sports etc.. Try www.goldstar.com
à Academy of Science during the night time- $10 buy ticket in advance.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pho-garden-san-f%E2%80%A6 - Try the pho challenge
San Jose- Winchester Mystery House and Great Mall outlets in Milpitas.
Santa Cruz area- 30 mins from San Jose and less than an hour away south of San Francisco
Santa Cruz Beach Boalkwalk - http://www.beachboardwalk.com/
The Mystery Spot : http://www.mysteryspot.com/
Another 20 mins away- The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium/Pier- stay overnight. (Romantic)
check out the beautiful shore of Carmel to view Pebble Beach.
Napa Wine Country is about 2 hours north of San Francisco.
They have wine tour that brings you there form any SF hotels. Visit their outlet and Wines tours. Yummy!
- Anonymous4 years ago
San Francisco is a place the place the relaxing in no way stops you could pass to here once you're there: walk down Pier 39 Haight Ashbury Exploratorium Japantown Chinatown pass to Ghiradelli sq. walk up the Lomabard highway pass up on the Coit tower in case you have time take a a million/2 time out to Alcatraz. And take yet another a million/2 time out to Suasalito bay and Muir Woods Take a sunset cruise Cycle right down to Golden Gate Bridge while the clouds come down. there's a Aquarium by using the bay. And peculiarly do no longer forget approximately to take a tram journey that's friendly take an afternoon pass.
- 1 decade ago
Visit the Wax Museum, and Ripley's Believe it or not, drive down Lombard St the crookedest on in the world, take a tour, Walk down by fisherman's Wharf, lots of tourist attractions, get a character drawn of you by the street artists, There's if you like punk rock, there's a street with a lot of that culture on it. Take in the views The water is beautiful, visit the museum on the water, try to drive overGolden Gate Bridge. If you want visit Alcatraz. You'll love the city and it's great views.