Random Questions: San Francisco


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eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

19 Mar 2010 12:59
haight ashbury looks cool and I am a massive science nerd so i'll be checking out the museum.

how much where the alcatraz tickets when you went?
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Mar 2010 13:03
eliotness wrote: haight ashbury looks cool

Haight is the homeless junkie capital of the US, but some cool shops.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Mar 2010 13:07
eliotness wrote: has anybody been for gay pride?


yes, it's ok, a camp, tacky, tourist attraction mainly.

Folsom Street fair is better IMO (don't google image search for it)
eliotness
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1506 posts since 1/2/09

19 Mar 2010 13:11
did you live in san francisco nick?

any reccomendations for general areas and attractions to visit?
eliotness
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19 Mar 2010 13:16
thanks.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Mar 2010 13:17
I've never lived there, I've been 4 times though.

I woudl say to avoid Pier 39 and the vacinity, it's just tacky. Everywhere else is ok, just walking around is the best way to see stuff.

If you get bored (which you might after a few days) visit Oakland or Sequoia National Park (has to be seen to be eblieved, the trees are enormous)


snaye
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19 Mar 2010 13:18
Mission district is worth heading to aswell. If you head down towards Valencia Street where Selfedge is there are quite a few bars/clubs in that area. Also the American Music Hall usually has good gigs on saw the Black Lips when I was there last year http://www.gamh.com/calendar/

To be honest I just went into American Apparel and asked a few of the cute girls in there where they would recommend and they gave me a whole list of places to go. Along with some friend recommedations I found plenty to get on with in the week I was there.

Haight is worth going to just to visit http://www.amoeba.com/
snaye
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19 Mar 2010 13:31
I was also told that if you get time and the weather is nice then Sauslito is worth a visit for a day out of the city. Can catch a ferry or hire Bikes and cycle over the GG Bridge.
Not sure whats over there once you egt there as I never made it but its omething to think about,

nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Mar 2010 13:31
Macy's in Union Square is worth a look, just for the size of it if nothing else.

Make sure you try clam chowder and sourdough bread too.
eliotness
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19 Mar 2010 13:44
Sounds really good actually. definitely going to do that.

I'm guessing there are tons of bike rental places.

Is pier 39 where the sea lions hang out?
nick2
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19 Mar 2010 14:02
eliotness wrote: Is pier 39 where the sea lions hang out?

Yes, but I read they had left
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

19 Mar 2010 14:22
They were there last summer, stinky wankers

Glad this thread is coming good Cool
stelfox
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19 Mar 2010 14:26
Also no idea of ticket prices as my uncle bought them but it is really good, watch the clint eastwood film before hand like I did and it's kind of eery

+1 on the mission, some good shops round there as well as cool graffiti
eliotness
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19 Mar 2010 14:27
Laughing out loud I never consider the smell of animals when you see them on t.v.

Is san francisco much of a swimming place? I can't recall hearing too much about any beaches.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Mar 2010 14:42
There is a beach near the GG Bridge, but I've never been so i dont' know what it's like.


Rising Sun
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862 posts since 8/11/07

19 Mar 2010 14:45
There are beaches, but it isnt much of a swimming place.

Did anyone else go to the Palace Of Fine arts? Absolutely incredible building.

Sauslito is great, kind of like a small english village on the California coast, they have a avillage green and everything. Lots of "quaint" little shops and coffee houses, very laid back.
eliotness
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19 Mar 2010 15:09
yeah I think I may save swimming for santa barbara and maybe LA.

what's the palace of fine arts? I know about the de Young museum, that looks great.

how easy is it to get to sausilito without a car?
Rising Sun
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862 posts since 8/11/07

19 Mar 2010 15:13
You can get the Ferry from Fishermans wharf to Sauslito, or do the Muir Woods tour, which takes you into former nativeamerican territory, shows you the giant Redwood trees,and takes you to Suaslito.
nick2
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19 Mar 2010 15:16
Rising Sun wrote: Did anyone else go to the Palace Of Fine arts? Absolutely incredible building.

yes, the museum of modern art is a cool building too.

And there is a Frank Lloyd Wright building (a shop) somewhere.

Rising Sun
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19 Mar 2010 15:42

Palace of Fine Arts