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San Francisco

Wed May 29, 2002 1:36 pm

I will be in San Francisco from July 25 - August 5. I will be with my grandmother. What fun things are there to do? Both sightseeing wise and just haveing fun. Thanks.
 
docpepz
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RE: San Francisco

Wed May 29, 2002 1:45 pm

Having JUST toured SF, here's what I recommend:

Take the cruise to Alcatraz and tour the former prison facility. From there you'll get great views of the city too.

Go to the Golden Gate national park, if you like nature. I'm not a big nature buff but it was a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city

Get to Union Square and do window shopping. There might be good deals sometimes but I find that area rather expensive.

Take the Cable Car from Fisherman's Wharf to Union Square. Hang from the side. That's real cool!

Go to Fisherman's Wharf for dinner. It's quite pricey but (at least for me) San Francisco is 8500 miles from my home city of Singapore, so I just did it for the experience.

I'm sure your Grandmother can cope with all of the above too. If you're talking about pubbing and wild things, well I can't really help you there. Was with my mum and some of her friends.

However I'm now in LA with my friends without mummy so if you want some tips on wild things to do in LA do ask!

Hope this helps.

Cheers!
 
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RE: San Francisco

Wed May 29, 2002 1:48 pm

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.

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dinker225
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RE: San Francisco

Wed May 29, 2002 1:49 pm

And by the way, July 25th is my birthday!!!!
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johnboy
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RE: San Francisco

Wed May 29, 2002 5:54 pm

Try this link for online Alcatraz ticket purchases:

http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com

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.
 
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 1:10 am

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.

PGF
 
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 1:31 am

My grandma 67 years old. She is in shape and can pretty much handle anything.
 
Superfly
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 2:11 am

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.



Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 3:36 am

You can see the Giants or the Athletics! Me and my baseball recommendations.
 
EL-AL
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 6:50 am

If you are there, go to eat the best burger in CA: Taxi Burger in University Blvd, Palo Alto.
You will thank me for that!
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Soku39
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 9:38 am

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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ).
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RE: San Francisco

Thu May 30, 2002 9:44 am

Go to the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theatre for a night out.
 
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RE: San Francisco

Fri May 31, 2002 6:12 am

Soku39:
D L X skate shop in on Market street.
Across the street from that is 'The Orbit Room'.
It's a aviation theme bar & cafe.
Bring back the Concorde
 
Soku39
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RE: San Francisco

Fri May 31, 2002 9:10 am

Ya skate on haight is a whole other shop, and 3rd and Cezar Chavez is one of the most excelent skatespots I have ever seen. not a shop.
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