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  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2016 11:23:56 27,192 posts
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    I'm off to SF in a couple of weeks for a wedding, spending 6 days there.
    I've been once before, 10 years ago and did some of the touristy stuff; Alcatraz, some muppet mate recommended Fisherman's Wharf - which was horrid, I had tacos in the mission, went to Amoeba Records, drove down the coast to Monterey etc.

    Any recommendations on what's really worth doing?
  • Ginger 14 Mar 2016 11:25:52 7,252 posts
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    Drive up to Sonoma (next valley along from Napa) and drink great, but very expensive wine
  • elstoof 14 Mar 2016 11:28:32 23,687 posts
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    It's a fucking weird place.
  • smoothpete 14 Mar 2016 11:30:58 35,903 posts
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    Go see some redwoods
  • Ziz0u 14 Mar 2016 11:31:52 11,006 posts
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    There's a big bridge.
  • disusedgenius 14 Mar 2016 11:37:44 9,944 posts
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    I liked walking over the Bridge then over to Sausalito, then taking the boat back to SF, weather depending.

    Did you do the aquarium in Monterey? If not go back and do that.

    Go to the Exploratorium Thursday evening when all the kids aren't allowed in.

    Eat everywhere.
  • KnuttinAtoll 14 Mar 2016 11:39:16 7,352 posts
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    Can second Sausalito, beautiful little town.

    Their street food is ace!
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2016 11:43:12 27,192 posts
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    SYS64738 wrote:
    Can second Sausalito, beautiful little town.

    Their street food is ace!
    Did someone say STREET FOOD???????
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 14 Mar 2016 11:50:32 47,497 posts
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    If last week's Giant Bombcast is anything to go by you need to watch out for the human shit on the pavements.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2016 11:55:52 27,192 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    If last week's Giant Bombcast is anything to go by you need to watch out for the human shit on the pavements.
    I probably won't spend much time in the tenderloin.
  • elstoof 14 Mar 2016 11:57:05 23,687 posts
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    There's a good Indian restaurant called Dosa, near Japantown. There's not a whole lot ear around there though, apart from karaoke bars.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2016 12:12:39 27,192 posts
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    Hiring a bike and cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge and eating/drinking in Sausalito is looking good.
  • KnuttinAtoll 14 Mar 2016 12:18:49 7,352 posts
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    While you're over there, check out battery spencer (it's across from the town on the other side of highway 101) for great views and photo opportunities.
  • mAc6 14 Mar 2016 15:19:31 3,382 posts
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    Flower in your hair man
  • smoothpete 14 Mar 2016 15:42:39 35,903 posts
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    Go see a Giants game
  • Alastair 14 Mar 2016 15:46:48 23,700 posts
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    Pretend to be Steve McQueen in Bullitt
  • mrpon 14 Mar 2016 15:47:14 35,330 posts
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    \o/
  • smoothpete 14 Mar 2016 15:49:26 35,903 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    Pretend to be Steve McQueen in Bullitt
    Tried that, way too much traffic.
  • smoothpete 14 Mar 2016 15:50:14 35,903 posts
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    Actually forget everything else, go to Yosemite!
  • Deleted user 14 March 2016 16:06:52
    Go to Yosemite and do the tourist thing of pronouncing it "YO-seh-might", as if you're greeting a passing Jew.
  • elstoof 14 Mar 2016 16:08:55 23,687 posts
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    Do people do that?
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2016 16:52:14 27,192 posts
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    Yosemite would be cool but may not have the time as the wedding and stag do interrupt the week.
  • TheSaint 14 Mar 2016 17:46:49 18,667 posts
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    Muir Woods are worth a visit if you can't get to Yosemite.

    I'd also recommend exploring Golden Gate Park and visiting Baker Beach for a slightly different view of the bridge (Both a bit out of the way so use an Uber). Baker Beach is a nudist beach though so expect overweight naked people playing volleyball.
  • KnuttinAtoll 14 Mar 2016 17:49:07 7,352 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Muir Woods are worth a visit if you can't get to Yosemite.

    I'd also recommend exploring Golden Gate Park and visiting Baker Beach for a slightly different view of the bridge (Both a bit out of the way so use an Uber). Baker Beach is a nudist beach though so expect overweight naked people playing volleyball.
    Should probably go into the Random Musings thread but I always wonder why it's only the fugly people who feel the need to get their kit off in public.
  • TheSaint 14 Mar 2016 17:49:55 18,667 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Yosemite would be cool but may not have the time as the wedding and stag do interrupt the week.
    They run day trips from SF but it would be a long day and a whistle stop tour. Obviously staying there is the best bet but if you aren't going to be back in that part of the world any time soon then it is an amazing place to visit.
  • phAge 14 Mar 2016 17:53:31 25,487 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    Drive up to Sonoma (next valley along from Napa) and drink great, but very expensive wine
    This. Do a tour of the Korbel champagne-winery and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Maybe drive by Stinson Beach on the way back.
  • anephric 14 Mar 2016 18:12:30 3,337 posts
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    The coach trip from SF to Yosemite takes a long, looong time.
  • mAc6 14 Mar 2016 18:15:03 3,382 posts
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    You can put it behind your ear and maybe use body paint if you're really feeling it
  • reddevil93 14 Mar 2016 18:21:34 14,978 posts
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    Moved out to SF at the end of January. I'd definitely echo the sentiments of those saying to bike the bridge and go to Baker Beach. Really beautiful views doing both.

    Also for a great look at the city there's a number of different small walks/hikes to do. Twin Peaks and Bernal Heights are my two favourite views. One during the day and the other at night is well worth doing.

    If chilling in a park enjoying a drink / joint / few edibles is down your alley Dolores Park is great for that. And while you're in around the Mission my favourite burrito spot is Taquira Los Coyotes on 16th Valencia. Try the California style burrito.
  • elstoof 14 Mar 2016 18:30:25 23,687 posts
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    Blondie's Bar on Valecia was pretty cool. Mean looking bearded dude kept bringing me his whisky recommendations with menacing looks but a gentle manner.
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