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Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

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Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

I feel pretty familiar with all the major sites of San Francisco and for all the Bay Area for that matter and I just LOVE it. But what I want to know is what are the most off-the-beaten path things that you know in the area (can be further afield ie. wine country, tahoe).. I have heard of falcon watching and some place where you can churn butter. What else? I want to connect to local people who are doing and seeing really interesting things as I think a lot of the SF/Bay Area appeal is all about how complex the people are. Looking to do a summer trip and pack in as many of these one-of-a-kind experiences.

Be an oyster farmer for a day anyone??

Any and all suggestions welcome. Even something off the top of your head that you don't even know exists yet.

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21. Re: Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

Or Washington. The state.

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22. Re: Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

Visit different neighborhoods and talk to staff and locals while you puruse.

Restaurants I love:

Q RESTAURANT in the Richmond;

FIREFLY in Noe Valley for dinner;

SAVOR in Noe Valley for brunch;

DELFINA PIZZA (Pacific Heights);

ROAM BURGER in Cow Hollow;

TOWN HALL for dinner in Financial District;

TONY'S PIZZA NAPOLENTANA and

PARK TAVERN Napolentana in North Beach

I hope you have a great trip!

Edited: 8:03 pm, May 10, 2013
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23. Re: Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

I came across the "oyster farmer for the day" tour recently, and they have several interesting options in West Marin... http://www.foodandfarmtours.com/tours

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24. Re: Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

Off the top of my head, the Wave Organ installed by the Exploratorium. It's a great walk from Fisherman's Wharf area westward along the walkway towards the Marina, then around the yacht club to the end of the pier/jetty. Map location below. A nice walk rewarded by a great view of the Bay, GG Bridge, and Alcatraz Island.

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=wave+organ+san+francisco&hl=en&ll=37.799747,-122.422199&spn=0.053985,0.077162&sll=54.112352,-126.555646&sspn=20.601275,39.506836&t=h&hq=wave+organ&hnear=San+Francisco,+California,+United+States&z=14

Sydney Australia
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25. Re: Visited SF many times, what ELSE can I do?

What do you mean, its not 1975 still ! !

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