Travel Answers

San Francisco

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Free place with cabins and tepees in Joshua Tree

      Joshua Tree National Park Nov 20, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      He I am my friends (8 people) and me we're going to J-T for all day tomorrow and the night too.
      One of us have heard about a place that you can have free cabins like chalet and tepees. You just need to be there first to get it ! But problem nobody knows where that place is !
      Here is my question, anybody hear about this place and knows where it is please ?

      Ps: I already call the park and visitor center in Joshua Tree they don't know about it.

    • help please

      South Lake Tahoe Nov 28, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      hi me and my family will be visiting in a few days dec.7., do you think its safe to drive san francisco to south lake tahoe?

    • Vacation home in Tahoe City?

      Tahoe City Nov 24, 2015 at 8:35 AM


      I'm considering buying a vacation home in Tahoe City having visited several times over the past few years.

      My concern is the price of property there is high and I'm worried if I wanted to sell in 5-10 years time would I at least get my money back.

      If you live there yourself or have any information on this it would be greatly appreciated!


    • madmark73's Profile Photo

      New Year in SAN

      San Diego Dec 3, 2015 at 10:04 PM

      I am planning on being in San Diego at New Year but I'm a little confused as to which part of the city I should be staying in. I plan on arriving on the 29th and leaving on the 1st. Any idea which part of town might suit?

    • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo

      Using Public Transport

      by IreneMcKay Online Now Nov 8, 2015 at 5:08 AM

      Hi everyone, Going to San Francisco for a week in February. I'm a bit confused with public transport passes and want to know Ii there a public transport pass that can be used on buses, the bart, ferries, trams and cable cars?

      Also if you book a ticket to Alcatraz in advance is it for a specific day and time or does it just mean you have a ticket then get in the queue to get on a ferry.

      Many thanks in advance,


      4 Answers Nov 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM
    • Public transport

      by ssdeb Online Now Oct 22, 2015 at 9:25 AM


      Could someone tell me how to get to the mission bay conference center from union square

      5 Answers Oct 28, 2015 at 9:41 PM
    • hayley_69's Profile Photo

      charmed house

      by hayley_69 Online Now Oct 10, 2015 at 3:16 AM


      Can anyone please tell me the correct location of the Charmed house (from tv series).
      Ive been told its in San Fransisco but also heard in Los Angeles.
      Want to get a photo.

      Thanks in advance, Hayley

      7 Answers Oct 11, 2015 at 2:24 PM
    • Hotels Near SFO

      by lorijane27 Online Now Oct 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM

      My son is in the military and will be flying out of SFO and needs a hotel stay for the night before his flight. I am trying to book a one night stay on a young mans budget that is in a safe area not necessarily right next to the airport, but within a reasonable distance. Does anybody have any advice on an area or nice hotel? Thanks so much..........

      9 Answers Oct 10, 2015 at 2:11 AM
    • Melbourne Cup

      by Lynne88 Online Now Sep 25, 2015 at 2:20 AM

      Does anyone know if anywhere will be televising the Australian Melbourne cup thanks

      4 Answers Sep 25, 2015 at 11:58 PM
    • End of June - July

      by baconb Online Now Sep 22, 2015 at 12:56 AM

      Is there anything major going on that I can't miss around these dates. Looking at going on holidays through here and don't want to miss out anything amazing!

      2 Answers Sep 22, 2015 at 12:11 PM
    • footstool's Profile Photo

      Mass transit to the Bulb

      by footstool Online Now Aug 17, 2015 at 4:45 AM

      Hi, VT'ers! How can I get to the Bulb via mass transit from SF? I have been to SF and taken BART many times, but rarely crossed the Bay. I'll be there in 4 weeks, in good walking weather, and I like to walk. Thanks for your help!

      3 Answers Aug 17, 2015 at 6:06 PM
    • Hotel recommendation/safety

      by Cdnmom21 Online Now Aug 7, 2015 at 10:25 AM

      Hi, I am planning a trip to San Fran at the end of Sept and was hoping I could get some current advice on hotels and safety. I am not a timid person but since I will be travelling with my 2 small children (3y & 8 months) I am a little more concerned. I was originally going to book the Hotel Arbi on Ellis St but according to Google this is still considered the TL area??? Is Taylor and Eddy Street still bad streets? If so it may be to close for comfort. The other hotel I am considering in the Wyndham Canterbury on Sutter Street but I can't find much info on the surrounding area.....any advice would be appreciated!

      9 Answers Aug 8, 2015 at 4:44 AM
    • lace260's Profile Photo

      Best time to visit San Francisco

      by lace260 Online Now Aug 2, 2015 at 7:36 PM

      When is the best time to visit San Francisco to get the cheapest flights, but also great weather?

      12 Answers Aug 9, 2015 at 2:48 AM
    • after midnight walking is safe in sanfrancisco?

      by angelamartin Online Now Jul 21, 2015 at 9:46 PM

      I am going to layover at SFO from 9pm untill 4am.
      then me and my friend(both girls) are planing to walk around union square to ghirardelli building area during that time.
      and since we only have time at after midnight, i concern about safety.

      I know SF has lots of homeless and this fact makes me more scared. do you guys think it is safe at walk around enjoying midnight sightseeing at SF? ( I have been SF a lot. but visiting the city after midnight is my first experience so i am worried.)

      I am planning to visit place of fine arts, ghirardelli square and in and out near ferry building by on foot.

      please help me!

      11 Answers Aug 9, 2015 at 2:53 AM
    • Barbary Coast Trail

      by piedpiperIII Online Now Jul 21, 2015 at 12:58 PM

      Where can I get an on-line concise map of the old barbary coast?

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM
    • labionda10462's Profile Photo

      Is this commutable by public transportation or should I stay closer?

      by labionda10462 Online Now Jul 12, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      I'm attending several conferences next month and my budget doesn't allow for the swanky downtown hotels. The conference is near Transamerica Pyramid, but I've booked a room in Emeryville neat the San Francisco Bay Bridge; is this commutable at all hours by public transportation? If not should I try to stay closer? Where do you recommend on a tight budget? I'd like to be able to see some of the sights too. :-). Thanks!

      San Francisco Question Photo
      8 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 2:02 AM
    • icamarica's Profile Photo

      Immigration process in San Francisco Airport

      by icamarica Online Now Jul 9, 2015 at 9:07 PM

      I'm heading to Salt Lake City next month. Entering the U.S. via San Francisco. I have a 1 hr 44 mins transit time at SF Airport. Is that enough time to go through immigration? Or should I get another flight with longer transit time?

      9 Answers Jul 27, 2015 at 9:05 PM
    • Golden Gate Bridge - original print from local/Californian photographer

      by Nataliejanew Online Now May 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Hi, I have visited San Francisco a number of times and love the Golden Gate Bridge. I would like an original print from a local or Californian photographer. I would like some suggestions if possible of photographers. I love the style of Ansel Adams, very natural & black and white. Can anyone recommend anyone? I am due to visit San Francisco in August and would like to pick it up then from a gallery or studio but can understand if I would be better buying online from here in the UK.

      Any help would be most appreciated!

      4 Answers May 26, 2015 at 5:14 PM
    • Monterey,Cambria, Los Angeles

      by atima76 Online Now May 21, 2015 at 1:16 PM

      we are driving in the month of August with 2 kids.
      Sat & Sun staying in San Francisco doing sighseeing
      Monday morning leaving and and driving Monterey(half Moon Bay,Garter Snake, Santa Cruz Beach), and staying night there
      tuesday Leaving Monterey(17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Hearst castle)and reaching Cambria
      Wednesday covering Solvang,Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Lake Cachuma and reaching LA hotel by night.
      Any suggestions to this plan or addins? Should we skip Monterey night stay and instead stay that night in Cambria?Is it possible to cover everything in one day?

      16 Answers Jun 16, 2015 at 9:43 AM
    • JoeL439's Profile Photo

      How safe is it in SF

      by JoeL439 Online Now May 20, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      We like to stroll about quite a bit, Just wondering how safe the area's and bars around the waterfront are?

      11 Answers Jun 24, 2015 at 11:10 AM
    • How many days in SF for the places I plan to visit?

      by PassengerInDark Online Now May 13, 2015 at 9:06 AM

      I live in Europe and will visit SF and LA this summer.

      After reading a lot, I decided to do the followings:
      - Academy of Sciences
      - Exploratorium (thursday night if I can)
      - Golden Gate Park
      - Presedio Park
      - Union Square
      - China Town
      - Alcatraz
      - AT&T park (baseball game)
      - Some nice places to eat breakfast, candy, etc.. found with Yelp or Foursquare.
      - Lombard Street
      - Nob Hill
      - Cable cars
      - A sightseeing tour or hop-on-hop-off bus (not sure of this line)
      - Fisherman's wharf
      - Pier 39
      - Renting Bike from Fisherman's wharf and passing over Golden Gate Bridge and returning with a ferry ( I am not sure if I can (or have to) visit Presedio with the bike before the bridge. (And/or Golden Gate Park))
      - Apple company store (Sunnyvale - caltrain)
      - Coit Tower

      I have planned 5 days for all of these but I started to think that 5 days are more than I need, to do these. Am I right? What do you recommend?

      Thank you!

      9 Answers May 17, 2015 at 11:43 PM
    • Downtown SF to Sunnyvale, by train or car?

      by PassengerInDark Online Now May 13, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      Dear VT members,

      I plan to visit LA for a week after my SF trip. The final day of my SF trip, I plan to go to Apple's company store located in Cupertino. While going there shall I hire a car to stop for some (??) important places while travelling to Cupertino?

      I am also curious about what you think about continuing to LA by car (with my luggages) from Cupertino, instead of getting back to my hotel in downtown SF to travel to SFO next day for flying to LAX?
      Thank you!

      5 Answers May 17, 2015 at 11:47 PM
    • Nude beach san fransico

      by stormytheparakeet Online Now May 8, 2015 at 1:27 PM

      how can you have a nude beach in a place that never reaches of 65 degrees even in the summer

      11 Answers May 9, 2015 at 8:55 PM
    • suse1811's Profile Photo

      Hostel to stay in new york

      by suse1811 Online Now May 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

      Any recommendations would be gratefully received !

      3 Answers May 4, 2015 at 10:41 AM
    • broadcalling's Profile Photo

      Hotel / B&B in S Fo

      by broadcalling Online Now May 4, 2015 at 6:20 AM


      Do suggest a mid range Hotel or a B&B for 5 nights - also which area should we stay in?


      3 Answers May 7, 2015 at 8:47 AM
    • 6 Day near San Fransisco

      by CAL1834 Online Now Apr 18, 2015 at 5:19 AM

      Anniversary with my Wife. Sat 5/16-Fri 5/22. Planning to fly to SF Go down coast to Big Sur stay a few days go up to Wine Country and last day in SF.

      We are very active and love the outdoors, but are happy to do some relaxing things as well.

      1) Is Big Sur the best bet to go down to? Any other place to stay or stop at?
      2) Suggestions for Wine Country? No idea of where to stay or go
      3) Stop at Muir Woods on the way to SF?

      Any other ideas or suggestions are appreciated.


      4 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 10:40 PM
    • 6 days from SFO to LA

      by atima76 Online Now Apr 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

      We are visiting SFO in July with 2 kids (11 & 15). Driving a car already from Yosemite. Can you suggest how we could spend the days in SFO and LA? Want to drive the scenic route also? Not sure how long that will take? Should we spend 2 days in SFO and then 1 night stopover on the way and then 2 days LA?

      We also want to cover Monterey/Cambria/Solvang – Santa Barbara/Pebble Beach/Big Sur coastline/spot sea lions lounging on the beach./Santa Ynez Valley

      So basically we will have 6 days in hand do sightseeing in SFO and also LA. Not interested in Parks/hiking..

      10 Answers Apr 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM
    • resettelment with my family from pakistan

      by Jerusalem777 Online Now Mar 16, 2015 at 4:22 AM

      Let me introduce i am belong to catholic christian family i am married & i want to settle in san fran but i am very confuse does san fran safe for me or my family should i go to los angles ? but now time i am in pakistan.please understand & give me help so they i could get good life & better future for own family in u.s.a.

      4 Answers Jun 10, 2015 at 3:09 AM
    • North of San Francisco

      by aanro Online Now Mar 6, 2015 at 1:20 PM

      Hi guys! Me and my family (5 pax) are planning to spend around 17/20 days:

      Fly to Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (4 days - Arrive, Rent a car in Vegas go directly to GCanyon, spend 2 nights, back to Vegas, spend 2 nights

      From Vegas fly to ??? (I do not know where - help needed) north of San Francisco

      Spend 5 to 7 days in the area North of San Francisco (when I say north, I mean up to Vancouver)

      Coming south (car) spend 2 nights in Yosemite.

      Go to San Francisco 2 nights

      Spend 3 nights going to LA

      From LA back home

      Total around 17/19 days.

      I need help with the ??? area. Where can I go north of San Francisco? The date will be end of january, first days of february next year. So, winter time. We like both visiting cities/museums (Getty Museum close to LA) and landscapes like Muir Woods, Yosemite, etc. We will not allow time to do skiing. We might consider renting a motor home for a couple of days (3 or 4 days).

      I will gladly receive critics to my schedule and any comments will be welcome!!!!


      8 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 11:27 AM
    • mfas2000's Profile Photo


      by mfas2000 Online Now Feb 18, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      What are the most to do in SF? we are there for 3nights/..please mention tourist trap that we shouldn't go for ..
      we are into sightseeing...we love food
      can you recommend seafood? or crab restaurants? not touristy but delusions?

      appreciate your advice

      14 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 11:29 AM
    • Gisella7's Profile Photo

      Arriving in San Francisco in March any other Tourist visiting the city during that time ?

      by Gisella7 Online Now Feb 16, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Wanted to know some of the best sights to visit and are there other people looking to visit some of the most scenic sights that would be interested in getting a group together ? message me

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM
    • mfas2000's Profile Photo

      TRIP Advice LA/SF -Vegas!

      by mfas2000 Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 1:41 AM

      Hello Guys

      We plan to be in Vegas from 22-26 Feb and then head to CA for another 4 days. Unfortunately we cant change the itinerary for more time in CA. so in CA we planning SF and LA. its our first time in West coast and my wife into shopping (hence in LA) and im into sightseeing , city walk , and maybe shows too!

      1-would 2 ddays each at SF and LA suitable to see major attractions? if not suggest a split..
      2-the easiest way to reach between both cities and details.. driving is not a viable option maybe since time is short
      3- What to do in both cities given the time constraint and no car rental. I Understand that LA is big and spread out
      4-in case you can help with Vegas stay (what to do , etc), would be happy to hear suggestions, too!


      11 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 9:13 AM
    • Gisella7's Profile Photo

      Looking for Advice on Traveling to San Francisco area and Hostels

      by Gisella7 Online Now Feb 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM

      Where is the safest hostel to stay a week for a single lady traveler to tour the San Francisco Bay area.
      Also anyone know of any group meetups for tours ? Any other female also traveling around March 3rd to SanFrancisco
      let me know. thanks

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2015 at 10:24 AM
    • Innominate's Profile Photo

      Restaurants and bars in Chinatown

      by Innominate Online Now Dec 13, 2014 at 7:35 AM

      I will be arriving in San Francisco for the first time on Friday 19 December and staying until Monday 22, and then returning for a full week in mid-January 2015. For the first night I should like to go to Chinatown. Could anyone recommend a restaurant that has great food and atmosphere? And any nice bars? Many thanks in advance.

      8 Answers Dec 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM