Hi all, my family of 6 will be taking two cabs to the Golden Gate Bridge from Lombard Street and from there, we will walk onto the bridge itself.
As we are travelling with young children, I would like to ensure that we meet at the best place possible.
Could you kindly advise on what is the best meeting point for our 2 cabs and what address do we tell the drivers?
May I also know where can I buy phone SIM Cards?
Thank you so much.
Dear friends ,
I am traveling to SFO in earlier DEC , I have finally booked hotel on Lombard Street, Marina District .Kindly help to inform me which station shall i get off if I take BART ?
PS: Anyone is familiar with LAX ? I will have 24 hours layover in Los Angels , not sure if the public transportation to downtown ( and Santa Monica ) is convenient if I choose the hotel at the airport .
Thanks for all advise
Hi, I will be travelling to San Francisco in January with my wife and 2 young children. We will be travelling to Santa Rosa using Golden Gate Transit buses (either 72 or 101).
1) Does anyone know if these buses fill up quickly around mid-afternoon (say, around 2-3 p.m.)? If they do, we will go to an earlier stop on their route before Golden Gate Bridge Toll.
2) Are the bus stops easily recognizable, or are they the same as the MUNI vehicles?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
I will be in San Francisco for the first time in November. There is so much I want to see, but I only have two days. Can anyone tell me if I would have enough time to see St Mary's Cathedral, Lombard Street, Mission District and Haight and Asbury all in one day? Are any of them close to one another?
On the 2nd day we want to visit Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the Golden Gate Bridge. How far apart are these 3 from each other?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
My husband and I are going to be in San Francisco from Dec. 4 - Dec. 8. We are planning to stay in the airport area, because we got a good deal on a hotel. I am just wondering how easy/difficult it will be to sightsee during the day. My thought is that we could take the free shuttle from the hotel to the airport and the catch public transit from the airport to the sights. Is this a good plan?
Travelling for the first time as a family to San Francisco and staying in the Potreo Hills Area.
Any advise on sites and attraction for toddlers?
Also, i want to take a picture of the Painted Ladies. Whats the best location to get the houses along with the skyline in the background. I think there's a park near by?
Also, im thinking on one night out with my wife (thank god for family) who will watch our son. Any restaurant recommendations?
Has anyone tried Firefly or Fox rental companies at SFO?
Hi! How to get to Wildpalms hotel in Sunnyvale 1 from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)?
I understand I have to take a caltrain 2. My questions regarding this are:
A). Which caltrain must I board?
B). Is there a caltrain that will take me within walkable distance to the hotel?
I will be visiting Mountain View in October. I will be starting my day as early as 6 AM. There will be some walking in-between closely placed campuses. I will be heading back at 7-8PM in the evenings. What kind of clothes and shoes must I pack for California weather in October given my activities for these timings?
1. Should I pack I foldable raincoat or umbrella?
2. What is the humidity like?
3. I come from a tropical country and have never faced any temperature less than 18 degree celcius. As I noticed the forecast for California says 10-12 degree celcius every night, should I bring a overcoat?
I'm taking a short break in Pacifica during October without a hire car. I understand that the best way to get into San Francisco is by SamTran bus to Daly then take the BART.
Is there a universal card you can buy for using both systems over 3-5 days? If not, what is the best suggestion for saving money on transport needs and maximising options between providers ? We plan to visit Alcatraz, the Golden Gate area, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf etc, but also split our time with the coastal charms of Pacifica.
I'm flying in to see, probably for the last time, my brother at the SF VA Hospital. I'm nearly a senior female and want to be near the hospital, as reasonably as possible (with safety and cleanliness). Any suggestions for lodging at zip 94121, I think around 42nd & Clement?
Im planning a trip to Frisco in November for my wife and after spending a few hours online trying to plan this trip ive become far more lost then when i started. Id like to find a decently priced hotel for 2 days near fishermans wharf ( i think) but after seeing hotel prices i dont think that would be wise. So any suggestions for hotels near that area? I also keep seeing hop on hop off passes or something like that. Would that be better then driving around the city ourselves. Can we get on and off whenever we want? I suck at this stuff so any suggestions for attractions will also help. Obviously the golden gate bridge and alcatraz are must see places but anything else that would be a do not miss? I thank you all in advance for your help
Is the hop on hop off bus the best way to see most of the sights in SF in a couple of days? Are there any discount tickets for the HOHO bus anywhere?
Has anyone been to the Masquerotica Ball before? We are going to be in San Francisco during the weekend of October 19th and it sounded like it might be a good time. I would like to hear from anyone that might of went last year. Was it worth it?
Cheapest tickets were $75- for General Admission seating at the Marina West Grandstand. Anybody have any advice? Price of buying 4 tickets put a lump in my throat, but I guess that's what these things coast these days in the city.
I am planning 2-3 day road trip to LA from SFO in the last week of Sep 2013. Will be driving with family, young and elderly, and wanted some fun ideas. Some nice restaurants on the route, parks, vineyards, or secret hidden places to visit. Any nice coastal spots for ocean views and snacks?
Thanks in advance my dear VT family!!
hi - i am planning to be in San Francisco from Sep 21-24, 2013. need a recommendation to stay at a cost effective (due to limited budget) but safe place which is near to Moscone centre.
also if some one could guide, is Moscone centre a part of Downtown or SoMA?
I'd like to rent a bike to ride from Ocean Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge, following the coast. Is it possible to do that by bike ? I've seen there are some bike paths along the coast but they seem to be further from the coast itself. Has anyone ever done this tour ? And if anyone has, how much time would it take ? (stops excluded) Because once I've reached the GGB, I plan to cross it to Sausalito and come back by the ferry.
Thank you for your advice.
So what's really the situation in that district? We (my wife and I, in our late 40s) are about to book an appartment for a week's vaction there. Anything to be afraid of, or any special advice on safety?
I will be starting a number of tours out of San Francisco this summer and will always need to fill my coolers with ice there. One cooler is quite large and I'd prefer to get 3-4 blocks of ice for it, as the blocks last longer. I have found it impossible to find block ice in San Francisco! I tried Safeway, Molly Stones, Trader Joes.... none have it, and none know where to get it... Does anyone know of a place? I don't want to travel too far to get it... I'm staying at a hotel on Market, near the Civic Center. The closer to there, the better. Thanks!
I am going to be in San Francisco on an overnight stopover in September. I am thinking about going to a baseball game. I know enough about baseball to follow and enjoy a game but I do not support any particular team. I have a choice of Giants v Dodgers or A's v twins. Which game should I go to? Some of my criteria are
how good a game might it be
the general ambience/vibe of the ball park
ease of getting there on public transport (from Millbrae)
availability of tickets if that is likely to be a constraint in either case
There is quite a variety of hotels, locations, and prices. Any tips for a moderately priced hotel for 2 adults for 5 nights. Thanks for your help.
I am guiding an active 2 week camping tour with a British family from SF to Las Vegas. The family arrived today and the 14 year old son would like to buy a used guitar to play on the trip. Does anyone have an idea where he might be able to find that in San Francisco?
how do you rate this restaurant ambience and food
looking for RV parking IN San Francisco, not outside of SF or right across the bridge
looking for RV parking IN San Fransisco.
Can anyone recommend a decent, reasonably priced hotel (maybe seventy or eighty dollars per night) in a safe area of San Francisco?
Hi everyone - a place where I used to go to - the Rzazz Room - was a good place to sit down and listen to some good music and have some munchies.
Unfortunately, the Rzazz Room is closed. :(
So, is there any place similar to the Rzazz Room in downtown San Francisco where I can go and sit down and listen to good music.
Im looking for an hotel near market st, or union square low price
Is for pride weekend
I have the choice of two hotels. All other aspects are pretty much equal...reviews, accomm, cost etc etc. So I'd appreciate knowing which is the better location in terms of safety (if there is any difference). I've looked at streetview.
One hotel is on Geary St, one is near the junction of Bush & Powell. I'm a good walker (and prefer to use my feet) but know I'll be taking at least some public transport to explore (haven't quite decided on hoho v Bart/streetcars etc yet) I'm not fussed about convenience for getting to and from the airport because I'll almost certainly use a shuttle service on arrival and maybe on departure too.
I use ear plugs, so potential noise isn't really an issue. Safety, however, is. I won't be walking around late at night though I may well be doing so after dark (not much later than 10pm).
Thanks in advance for any thoughts. :-)