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Old 08-09-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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Wanted to see what are good things to do in the Bay Area in January. We will be there about a week. We are looking for a cheap place to stay somewhere outside of downtown but still in SF proper like the Richmond. We will be spending most of our time checking out neighborhoods to move to in SF so being on top of the downtown/tourist sections aren't that important. We will probably only spend like one day in that area.

Any places to recommend?

Also, is there anything going on in Wine Country in January or is it all shut down?
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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You want neighborhood recommendations? I don't know what you would like so I don't know.

Also be sure to bring an umbrella, it usually rains a fair bit in January.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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You want neighborhood recommendations? I don't know what you would like so I don't know.

Also be sure to bring an umbrella, it usually rains a fair bit in January.
No we know what neighborhoods we are checking out, just generally things to do in SF in Jan.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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There are a lot of motels along Lombard St San Francisco Cheap Motels and not all that cheap, but cheap by San Francisco standards. Parking might cost extra.

As for activities, go to www.sftravel.com/sftodo2.html and pick from the list. As someone said, it can rain alot in Jan which might mess up outdoor activities.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Well, they don't shut down wine country like an amusement park, but it is much quieter. Some people prefer that to the craziness of summer though. The Napa Valley Mustard festival may start as early as January though -- it's their off-season attempt to get people up there with different events every weekend for several months. Weather in the dead of winter is anything but predictable; probably will be cool and breezy, possibly rainy, but it could also be beautiful, who knows. But it won't dampen plans around the City itself. You should check out Golden Gate Park if you're looking at peripheral neighborhoods.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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I would not stay in the Richmond if I was going to visit SF. It's too far out. Union Sq is full of hotels and close to mass transit, museums and shopping. You should be able to find a decent and affordable place as there is more competition among the hotels for travelers than in outer districts.

If you want an alternative, try staying at a hostel. There are several near Union Sq and there is also one at Fort Mason.

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There are also a lot of urban wineries you can visit. You can save yourself gas and time and also support the local smaller vintners.

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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In terms of stuff to do, museums might be in order if it's raining a lot. Unfortunately the museums here aren't really the best plus they don't have free admission.

The Richmond might be a bit far to stay in, you might want to check out staying in Japantown which would be convenient for going to the Richmond and downtown.


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The Kabuki, which is the one across the street.

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Old 08-11-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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mayorhaggar, the major museums do have free admission, but it is usually just one day a month.

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Old 08-11-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Well sure but it's not really convenient for people on vacation here for a short time. I think some of them have one free day a week too but again not great for someone here for a short time.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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My classmate stayed in the Monarch Hotel(1015 GEARY ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109) for several days last year, and the price is something arround $100/day. There are a lot of hotels nearby as well.
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