3 Days In San Francisco
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2011 9:53 AM Last Post By: osopolaramistoso
Feb 14, 2011 10:03 PM
15Do look into getting a 3 day Muni Pass, which will cover all of your bus fares, including the cable cars, which you WILL want to ride. Each ride on those costs $5.00 !!
Feb 15, 2011 12:19 AM
Feb 15, 2011 4:21 AM
17I posted a link above, but got hit with the apostrophe bug, and the mods haven't helped me fix it... so here it is again:
California Farmers' Markets
Feb 17, 2011 10:06 PM
Feb 19, 2011 10:14 PM
19I´m happy that I can help ;-) I´ve been doing my own "research" on the streets because lot of people have asked me what to see and do here. Also I´m a big fan of this city myself. I don´t know if you have found a hotel/hostel yet. I have not stayed in any of them, but in terms of locations I consider SF quite safe even at night. Only places in downtown I can think of that are a bit ify at night are Tenderloin, Market street around Civic center and south of Market street in that area, and maybe Mission district around 16st BART station. So I would not look for a hostel in those places at the moment, but that´s just me.
Of the hostels I´ve seen in downtown, I think at least USA hostels at Post street, and San francisco downtown hostel(maybe at Mason st) are really well located in terms of safety and transportation. Also North beach makes sense, because it´s easy to move around and there´s a safe feeling of having lot of tourists and locals on the streets any time of day or night.
And yes you should do Cable cars. 1-day ticket or 3-day ticket, because you can use it buses and trams. When ever the line is too big to wait, you can walk around and catch the car at some of the other stops. One more tip is that it´s relatively cold here most of the year. Lot of people are surprised and come here wearing shorts in the winter, and I feel sorry for them ;-) Weather can change quickly and there are micro climates in different parts of the city. The fog comes from the sea, and often Richmond and Sunset are foggy, when sun is shining in Haight-Ashbury and Mission. Right now it´s raining and it was like 4 celcius whole day, they said it might even snow a little in Twinpeaks tonight. So with the right kind of clothing you get much more out of your trip.
There´s some SF photos by Frederic Larson
Some of them are quite good, and he usually tells where in the city he took them.
Feb 24, 2011 8:12 PM
20Crissy Field http://sanfiasco.blogspot.com/2010/11/spotlight-crissy-field.html.
Feb 26, 2011 9:53 AM
21I actually walked up to the Twin Peaks from Portola yesterday and then walked down to Haight-Ashbury from there. I took the bus 48 from Mission up the hill(bus stop is like 150m after Twin peaks blvd), and walked from the crossing of Portola and Twin Peaks Blvd. The walk takes only less than 20 minutes and it´s easy. I believe that´s the best way to go there because it´s not steap at all, though some people take a cab from Castro or somewhere. Walking down to Haight street takes a little bit longer, but going down through Ashbury st. you can see a lot of beatiful houses.
If you are into historical buildings you should also check out so called Barbary Coast. There´s quite a few houses from 1850´s on Jackson st. for example. In the beginning the city of San Francisco was mosly in what is now known as Chinatown and the the sea shore use to be there too.
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