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Need tourist advice for SF

By CovfefeButDeadly following x   2014 Apr 7, 7:54am 13,199 views   46 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Visiting there for a brief bit on my vacation this summer, fiance and a 15 year old in tow. I've been in the bay area a few times, but never in SF proper...just Hayward, Berkley, and San Jose.
So I am totally unfamiliar with SF.

Staying in Union Square.

Arriving on a Saturday, probably will check out Fishermans Wharf for dinner/early evening.

Sunday I have tickets for Dodgers vs Giants(lol of course right). Probably will get there when the park opens just to check out the ballpark, roam around, get some autos, etc. Best way to get to the game is to go to the station at Market and Powell and take the muni, correct? The family won't want to walk the whole way. I'm guessing well be wiped out after the game so well probably go clean up at the hotel, have dinner, and wander around Union Square that night.

My main concern is monday. I'd like to check out some of the sights...Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge, etc. I'll have a car(were also going to the central coast and then Yosemite), but I'm super concerned about Monday traffic in the city...I don't want to use the car if well be moving 2 feet per hour. I would like to drive up into Golden Gate Natl Rec Area though if I can.

So is there anything I'm missing that I should be squeezing in? I discarded Alcatraz due to time constraints....but I'd like not to miss something important I'm overlooking.

Thanks for any advice :)

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41   New Renter   ignore (11)   2014 Apr 8, 1:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SoftShell says

Not to worry.

In that part of the county, anything you miss will be squeezed in for you....

dodgerfanjohn says

So is there anything I'm missing that I should be squeezing in?

A man undoubtedly speaking from experience.

42   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2014 Apr 8, 1:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Damn...guilty as charged...

New Renter says

SoftShell says

Not to worry.

In that part of the county, anything you miss will be squeezed in for you....

dodgerfanjohn says

So is there anything I'm missing that I should be squeezing in?

A man undoubtedly speaking from experience.

43   rooemoore   ignore (1)   2014 Apr 8, 3:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

New Renter says

So why are you showing an image of a Polish wino in Warsaw with a bottle of cheapass Polish fruit wine?

http://www.lightstalkers.org/images/show/621717

Fixed it.

44   New Renter   ignore (11)   2014 Apr 10, 3:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rooemoore says

New Renter says

So why are you showing an image of a Polish wino in Warsaw with a bottle of cheapass Polish fruit wine?

http://www.lightstalkers.org/images/show/621717

Fixed it.

I see you have photoshop.

45   anonymous   ignore (null)   2014 Apr 10, 3:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

New Renter says

rooemoore says

dublin hillz says

I encourage all the napa snobs to ignore livermore wineries - I want to continue to enjoy the $5 flights!

I think your secret is safe.

Seriously, I'm sure there are some very good Livermore wines, but comparing a visit there to the Napa/Sonoma valleys is absurd.

Depends on what you're looking for. As far as the wines go many Napa and Sonoma wineries get their grapes from lowly Lodi so if you really want to see where your wines come from go to Lodi.

And, sons of anarchy

46   corntrollio   ignore (1)   2014 Apr 10, 4:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SFace says

If you must sit down, then my prefer choice is Bubba Gump, at least I know it is not a box of chocalate and you get the best view in all of Fisherman's wharf.

Hard to take you seriously with this one. If you want to go to the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant, go to the one in South Carolina or something, not SF.

dodgerfanjohn says

I discarded Alcatraz due to time constraints

Alcatraz is actually worth doing. I assumed it'd be cheesy, but it wasn't. Bonus points if it's a time of year they allow you to view the rest of the island (forget when that is).

dodgerfanjohn says

Best way to get to the game is to go to the station at Market and Powell and take the muni, correct? The family won't want to walk the whole way.

You can do that, yes. The T-Third goes right past the ball park. Most people coming from outside the city walk from Montgomery St. BART station to the park, but if you're already in the city, the T-Third works great.

If you're going to Sonoma or Napa and can't pick, I tend to vote Sonoma -- more relaxed, more like what Napa was like before Napa got insane. Napa's great if you want your wine from sales girls, instead of actual winery workers who know something about wine. Never been to Lodi for wine, but Livermore has some decent wine as people said.

Check out museums and restaurants too. Note that some could be closed on Monday, not sure.

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