Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 967 times:
I was just in San Francisco about a month and a half ago. The tourist season was really starting to pick up. If youare gong to go to Alcatraz, make reservations early. I tried to go a day before I left back in March and they were booked out for 3 Days!! Live and learn. Have fun while you are there. I absolutly love that city.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
I used this a couple of years ago when relatives came into town, and it saved so much time. You specify the date and a block of time you're willing to go -- then you pick up tickets at the "Will Call" window right by Pier 41. There is a surcharge to order online, but trust me, it's worth it.
Otherwise there's a high probability you can't score tickets at all. That's prime tourist season and everybody wants to go to Alcatraz.
PS Go ahead and spring for the audio tour. It makes it much more interesting.
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 922 times:
Don't forget Chinatown and Grant Avenue.
How old is your Grandmother?
I'm a walking person and it took me a couple of days to get accustomed to the hills.
Coit Tower has good views of Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, Embarcardo, etc, get to it by catching the local No 39 bus from Fisherman's Wharf - $1 return - this ride alone is worth 10 times that!
If you're into mechanical things there's a quirky "Penny Arcade" museum below Cliff House on the Pacific coast on the south of the Golden Gate Bridge, and of course there's the Cable Car Museum itself.
There's Muir woods & Sausilito on the north of the bridge.
Day trips to Monterey/Carmel and Yosemite. ....
There's heaps to do, have fun.
Oh oh ... maybe it's time I revisited ol' SF again myself - getting all nostalgic.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40262 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 911 times:
I live hear in San Francisco.
I really can't recommend any places because you need to be over 21 and wouldn't be appropriate for a Grandparent.
Docpepz had good recommendations except for one thing.
DON'T eat at Fisherman's Wharf. At night, that place is infested with rats! Hugh rats too!
The food isn't that great either.
Will you have a rental car?
I'd suggest driving accross the Golden Gate bridge to the Marin Headlands.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 875 times:
Go to Amoeba music on the end of Haight Street. Thats the best record shop I've ever been in. If you skateboard then check out Pier 7 or 3rd and Cezar Chavez, and check out the skateshops DLX, Skate on Haight and FTC skateboarding. (Me and my skateboarding recommendations ).