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Old 08-04-2012, 05:28 AM
 
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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I forgot #10 which is perhaps the most important suggestion of all. Go down to the cable car station at the wharf and ride the cable car to China Town. Its about the longest ride you can take. My suggestion is ride out in the open standing and holding one of the vertical posts. The rush you get from the breeze in your face and the sight of the cable car ascending and descending hills is terrific. Once at China Town find a place to have lunch. There are lots of good places. Its hard to recommend any one particular restaurant. Than shop around and buy some cheap "knic knacks" to take home. Than ride the cable car back to the wharf when you are done.

San Francisco maybe a "liberal city" and the politics of many who live there may not appeal to some. Don't let that stop you from going. Next to Paris, France I think its the most beautiful city in the world.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Or, if you are a staunch conservative like me, REFUSE to support.....
WoW, and I though I was the most conservative person on the LEFT coast. (And I enjoy every trip tp SF (which are several / yr)).

I would hate to miss out on all the GREAT time in SF due to self punishment. (I do that pretty well too).

Another great SF cheap sight, is to take the ferry north to one of many destinations, then come back in evening with the city lights to enjoy.

Since I usually fly into SMF and rent a $10 car, then stay in $10 private guest houses and eat via my picnic basket, I guess I am not providing a terribly high $$ amount of support to SF.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Hi,
I am planning a trip to SF in a few months. Can anyone recommend a good hotel location where i can walk around and use public transportation to get around? A hotel that is reasonably priced. I really don't want to rent a car. I will take a taxi from the airport(SFO Int Airport) to the hotel. Also, recommendations on restaurants and places to see. I haven't been to SF in 20yrs, so i'm sure alot has changed. I don't remember much back then except Fisherman Wharfs and Lombard St. Thanks.
I had a GREAT experience with the Hilton Garden Inn in South San Francisco as the hotel has a shuttle that takes you to and from the airport as well as connect to the Bart (which is in the airport) and the Caltrain station. Granted, the hotel is in an industrial area but the hotel made my trip so pleasant (and this hotel was cheaper than the ones in San Francisco). They offer free microwave and fridge, business center (helps when you don't have a laptop and need to look up info), super comfortable beds and great customer service. I've stayed at three different Hilton Garden Inn locations (2 in California and one in Toronto) and the quality is consistent.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Or, if you are a staunch conservative like me, REFUSE to support the most liberal, self serving, disgusting city in the country. SF doesn't deserve anything, except to have a giant chain saw, cut it, and allow it to sink into the ocean.
Now, is that really necessary ...
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