Things to do is San Francisco?

I'm traveling to San Francisco next year in July just wondering what are the best things to do and are there any nice beaches in the San Fran area ?

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  • 8 years ago
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    The beaches of San Francisco are very cold in July. You might be able to lay out if the winds aren't to strong but there is no way you'll be able to swim without a wet suit.

    Any time you visit a city you should borrow or purchase a good guide book. The guide can offer valuable information on weather, cost, maps, dining, lodging and attractions.

    Here is my Must Do San Francisco

    1. Ride a Cable Car, the only moving historical landmark in the world. Stop off at the Cable Car Barn at Washington and Mason to get a full understanding of this unique form of transportation. Riding the Powell Hyde line will allow you to see Lombard Street the famous crooked street.

    2. Visit Alcatraz, this former prison is the most popular destination in San Francisco. The bay cruise to and from the island will give you the opportunity to see the skyline from the water a unique perspective. It is wise to purchase tickets before you arrive as tours are often sold out http://www.alcatrazcruises.com

    3. Visit Coit Tower, Beautiful murals inside, impressive bay view from the tower or Pioneer Park at the base. Then descend Telegraph hill via the Filbert Steps on the east side of the park for a unique view of how folks on Telegraph Hill live, more beautiful bay views and the chance to hear and see the famous Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

    4. Golden Gate Bridge, not just a feat of engineering, this 1.7 mile span offers incredible views of The City, the bay and the Pacific ocean. Be sure to visit Ft. Point under the bridge for a different view of this San Francisco Icon.

    5. Explore Golden Gate Park, this large urban park can consume a whole day. The Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science, the DeYoung Art Muesum, the Arboretum, Bison Paddock, and Paddle boats are all worth a look and watch the sun go down over the Pacific over a drink or dinner at the Beach Chalet.

    6. Chinatown, the most densely populated portion of San Francisco offers an abundance of shopping, food and unique architecture found outside of Asia. The best place to buy souvenirs to take home to friends and family.

    7. North Beach, traditionally the Italian section of the city which has no beach but abounds in quaint shops, great restaurants and The City’s best coffee options.

    8. Civic Center, the largest collection of Beaux Arts buildings in the US. Home to San Francisco City Hall, with a dome larger than the US Capital, the Asian Art Museum and the Modern San Francisco Library with its San Francisco History Room housing an eclectic collection of city artifacts and photographs.

    9. Yerba Buena Gardens, this urban park is located near the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of The African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the contemporary Jewish Museum, and the Metreon, it will keep you entertained for hours.

    10. Twin Peaks, see The City and the bay spread out at your feet. Especially captivating at night when the lights seem to go on for ever.

    Source(s): Tour guide, concierge, de facto native
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  • 8 years ago

    Soooo much to do in San Fran...went their on a long weekend trip last year...if you're only there for a few days n want to see the whole city..they have great tours that pick u up from ur hotel n then do a guided tour thru all the city including all the hot spots..the wharf, the bridge, museum, downtown, Muir woods, (like red woods), Salsulita (nice artsy town across the bridge), and alll the major hot spots in the city. Sounds cheesy, but it's truly the best way to experience the whole city...Have fun!!! Then once u go, u have your barrings..and u can choose for yourself what u want to go back and explore on your own. Best, cheapest way to get an overview of the place...just goggle it. You'll see:)

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  • 5 years ago

    My name is Mark Mearin and I know the Bay Area very well. Stinson beach is very nice and just a short drive through the Redwood forest. Ocean beach is cool and has some neat restaurants. If you like boardwalks and amuse,met rides like roller coasters them Santa Cruz is not that far a drive and has a very cool old school wooden roller coaster and great funnel cakes. Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. I would go in August. I hope this helps you and good luck!

    Mark Mearin

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  • 8 years ago

    Ocean Beach lets you have bonfires. Baker Beach is nice. Or go down the coast to Pacifica's Linda Mar Beach. If you have more time to travel the two kinda "real" beachy kinda places are either, Santa Cruz ( about 1 1/2 hours away ) or Stinson Beach in Marin.

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  • 5 years ago

    Chinatown

    Alcatraz

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  • 3 years ago

    bypass to Pier 39. That pier has hecka shops, and eating places. there is likewise a save there it relatively is merely for Lefty's, and an rather sturdy chocolate place on the pier. you are able to bypass to the sea lions on the pier too. there is sturdy places to devour in Ashbury-Haight, yet do not ask your self too a techniques into that area. I keep in mind going to a McDonald's there, and the full eating place smelled like weed. bypass to Ocean sea coast too. And the aquarium. walk around the Golden Gate bridge. it relatively is plenty extra perfect than employing for the duration of.

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  • Ian
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    8 years ago

    Go to a coffee shop

    try heroin

    Read The Catcher in the Rye

    go to a coffee shop

    go to a apple convention

    go to a coffee shop

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