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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

Address: Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)
Phone Number: 415 391 2000
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Ranked #129 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

In San Francisco for two days so did this one day and Alcatraz the next. We were there in August so very busy in the city centre. It doesn't cover everything, some things missing include Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, the Painted Ladies, the one way part of Lombard Street and a drive across the Golden Gate bridge - beware... More 

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Antibes, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This long drive is very interesting, you get to see a lot of San Francisco and its surroundings. From downtown, to the north wharfs and the ocean front, coming back in the chic neighborhoods... Just be careful to not get the foggy weather on the ocean side, and prepare yourself with the track, you will probably get lost at some... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

One of the best days of my life. Me and my partner had such a good time. You should take a map of the drive with you, because the signs aren't always present. The most challenging part of the drive is the Golden Gate Park. We added a visit to Telegraph Hill, descending the crooked part of Lombard St., and... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This drive is a great way to really see the all the contrasting elements of the city, with some fantastic views. We stopped several times along the way, including good shopping for vintage wear in Haight Ashbury. There is reasonable signage along the way but we could not find a good route map and instead had to battle with a... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The flirty nine mile drive never ceases to amaze no matter how many times you do it The only challenge is that it is becoming harder as more seagull signs go missing and as more roadworks hit the city such as the current ones on the 101 by the Golden Gate Bridge. So if you are planning to do it... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Well worth the trip. My wife had been to SFO ten years ago and remembered doing most of this but the first few days we had trouble spotting the bird as we did other things. You can google it and there is a site that describes where the entire trip takes you so then we discovered a few "holes" in... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I would recommend this drive. I have done it 2x, first time in 1995 and just recently in June of 2014. I would reserve about 3-4 hours with stops and picture taking. I did it in reverse this time which made it more challenging since I went by a map and not the signs. I did this because of where... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is an amazing way to see the different areas of San Francisco! Ypu see the various cultures, neighbourhoods and you will see areas which you would have never seen... It's a really neat thing to do! However, good luck with seeing the signs... There are some missing, others are hidden by trees... Bottom line, you have to be creative.

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Murrells Inlet
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went to Ca. on a business trip in hopes to take in some sites. The West coast is very pretty.. The drive was Great

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Yellowknife, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

this is a great tour around the area my tips 1. leave early 2. have additional maps to guide you - the seagull (evil penguin as we called it as times), does not lead you down the garden path, although once you trust in it, he can be great, rather than laughing at you 3. stop whenever you want 4.... More 

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