Random Questions: San Francisco


snaye
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10750 posts since 24/10/02

8 Mar 2009 21:33
Im off there next month for a week and last time I was there it was with work and only for 3 days and just stayed in Union Square. Didn't really get to see much so Im asking for some Fukers help.

Areas to stay? (any hotel recommendation be it budget or 5 star)
Areas/places to visit? (Bars clubs restaurants/cafes stores music venues sights etc any must sees or do?)

Basically anyone with any good advice would on things to do would be very much appreciated. Anything from must go here for good burgers, or here for good Chinese food or go here to see this sight or go here for good hip hop or this store for records etc etc. You get my drift.




MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

8 Mar 2009 22:04
a day trip to santa cruz might be nice..
gawkrodger
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7528 posts since 4/11/08

8 Mar 2009 22:06
Amoeba records
GameOver
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1833 posts since 1/6/06

9 Mar 2009 11:41
i think i'm going to be there late next month too. so yeah, keep them coming.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

9 Mar 2009 11:52
I've stayed at the King George hotel 3 times now, it's fairly cheap and very near Union Square and handy for the tram.

http://www.kinggeorge.com/

Hire a abike and go cycling, there are loads of cycle routes.

http://www.baycitybike.com/baybike/index.php

The Castro are is worth a bit, even if your not gay, for a laugh.
, some fo the bars are realy good and not too "gay".
Luke
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5711 posts since 21/1/03

9 Mar 2009 12:42
Do the alcatraz tour as well… i was surprised how much I liked it
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

9 Mar 2009 13:00
Luke wrote: Do the alcatraz tour as well… i was surprised how much I liked it

Yeah, it is very interesting, and the view of the city from there is stunning.

FrIEND
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13587 posts since 27/11/03

9 Mar 2009 13:25
ever since mbs posted a pic up of a ghost in alcatraz Ive wanted to go there. alcatraz I mean, not go inside mbs.
snaye
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10750 posts since 24/10/02

9 Mar 2009 13:31
Luke wrote: Do the alcatraz tour as well… i was surprised how much I liked it

Did this last time I was there, tbut will probably do it again as my friends who Im with have not and want to.

Im more after some good bars to go to and some unusual things to do or see that might not be any guides or websites.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

9 Mar 2009 14:10
I got a guide called "The seccret steps of San Fancisco" (or something) and it was all these hidden staircases that take you through the city away from the main roads/sidewalks. It looked pretty interesting as it was a kind of guide to all the things you see and the history. Some of the walks looked more like mountain hikes though, it's VERY hilly in SF.

Edit : This is similar : http://www.sisterbetty.org/stairways/

eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

19 Mar 2010 12:06
bump.
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

19 Mar 2010 12:08
actually i dont even want any immeadiate information on san francisco.

just didn't realise there were a few threads already.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

19 Mar 2010 12:11
BAN FOR BUMPING 2 YEAR OLD THREAD.
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

19 Mar 2010 12:13
Cry just leave me alone.
Ocin
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1337 posts since 4/6/04

19 Mar 2010 12:13
its a shame this has gone wrong for the lad… wouldn't have minded some info myself Sad
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

19 Mar 2010 12:15
Just getting sucked into pack mentality again. So impressionable.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

19 Mar 2010 12:25
Laughing out loud

Alcatraz is really good, I did an open top bus tour early on, it helps you know where is what in the city and is worth doing imo. there's short ones and long ones - do a long one that takes you over the bridge. You can get them from union square.

Book alcatraz in advance as tickets sell really really quickly, like maybe before you leave the UK. My uncle got ours for us and I think he did it like a week before we went out.

Chinatown wasn't amazing but worth a wander through. Little italy is really nice, there's a place called mama's which does really nice lunch/breakfast. Do you know where you are staying?
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

19 Mar 2010 12:28
Also went to a giants game which was fun, but I like baseball anyway. Wish we'd managed to reach for a basketball game in oakland.
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

19 Mar 2010 12:32
i'm staying with some friends and maybe doing some couch surfing.

not exactly sure what part of the city. is it faily easy to get around?

has anybody been for gay pride?

(obligatory no homo)
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

19 Mar 2010 12:35
Well easy mate, the city isn't exactly massive.

Also go to haight-ashbury just for the hell of wandering round. Saw a couple of guys just selling weed on the street, bait as you like.

I went to golden gate park but didn't really see that much of it, apparently there's a fair bit going on there. I did go to the the californian academy of science which is in it, and enjoyed that [yes geek]