2 days in San Francisco - what to do?

2 days in San Francisco - what to do?

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james-witton

1,226 posts

55 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Take a coat if you’re going across the Bridge.

And this place is legendary
http://tonyspizzanapoletana.com/

And it’s near Francis Ford Coppla’s bar.
https://www.cafezoetrope.com/menu

All highly recommend.

Edited by james-witton on Wednesday 13th November 23:21

ReaperCushions

3,826 posts

132 months

Thursday 14th November
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Chicken dinner said:
If you’re going to do Alcatraz, book well I’m advance.
The homeless situation is really bad.
I was there about 6 weeks ago and you had people shooting up in union square.

I’ve probably been to San Fran a dozen times over that last 10 years (work related) and never seem it so bad.
I would agree. I visit every other week with work and it is terrible at the moment. I dread going these days.



JuniorD

6,797 posts

171 months

Thursday 14th November
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Fisherman’s wharf is grim, but fun if you enjoy counting rats after sunset.

Cycling over the Golden Gate is nice though but I’d rather hire a car and drive down to Monterrey & Carmel. On the way back to San Jose call into Laguna Seca or check out the car at Canepa at Scotts Valley

downthepub

1,189 posts

154 months

Thursday 14th November
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JuniorD said:
Fisherman’s wharf is grim
Agreed, not quite sure why the love for it. Apart from the sea lions, seemed to be chain stores and tat emporiums a-go-go. As mentioned, Golden Gate Park is lovely, as is Crissy Field too. Food wise, I loved Steak Bird Provisions SF.

RDMcG

13,940 posts

155 months

Friday 15th November
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Have a rum at Smuggler's Cove. Tiny, almost no sign outside and limits the customers to 39. OK mid-week to get in..brilliant place.



.http://www.smugglerscovesf.com

silobass

891 posts

50 months

Friday 15th November
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downthepub said:
Agreed, not quite sure why the love for it. Apart from the sea lions, seemed to be chain stores and tat emporiums a-go-go. As mentioned, Golden Gate Park is lovely, as is Crissy Field too. Food wise, I loved Steak Bird Provisions SF.
Wasn't even that many sea lions there the last time I went. When we first went in 1998,the place was full of them. Only a couple there this summer. Perhaps it was the time of year?

marcosgt

10,421 posts

124 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Fort Point is worth a visit - Right under the GG bridge.

If you're going over to Sausilito in a car carry on up and have a stroll in Muir Woods (probably too far to cycle, but maybe not, my memory of the distance is a bit hazy).

Take the ferry over to Larkspur and take a peek at the prisoners exercising in the San Quentin jailyard. There's a condo in Larkspur built in the quarry where the finale of Dirty Harry was filmed, but there's not much to see now.

Monterrey, as others have said, is a lovely place to visit, if you're looking to get out of the city - Probably nicer than going north, although you could try out some local wines if you do that (Maybe take in a race at Sonoma - Maybe a bit late in the year now, US racing seems to finish early).

M



Edited by marcosgt on Tuesday 19th November 11:30

DJFish

5,560 posts

211 months

Thursday 28th November
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The place seems designed with the sole purpose of extracting dollars from your wallet, went here once, got smashed!
http://www.bourbonandbranch.com/