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How many days do you need in San Fran?

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How many days do you need in San Fran?

Hi everyone,

I know the question is like the proverbial, 'how long is a piece of string?' question, but we are hoping to spend 14 days in California and don't really want to unnecessarily spend time in one place because we have booked an unnecessary night in a hotel. So, assuming we are only visiting the main tourist spots GGB, Alacatraz, FW etc (definitely no art galleries), how many days do you need to comfortably see the sights?

Your thoughts are appreciated.

B & C 86

PS We have never been to California before.

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11. Re: How many days do you need in San Fran?

Obviously, as per all the posts, it depends on what you want to do and see. We just got home from SF...spent 4 1/2 days ....really could have used 2 more days to see everything we wanted to see - all the neighbourhoods...Muir Woods, Berkeley....but this gives us good reason to return - which we definately will !!

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12. Re: How many days do you need in San Fran?

Many regulars here say 3 is minimum. But it's great to hear from a recent visitor that 4 1/2 was OK but 6+ would have been better.

And of course, lululemon is from BC, Canada which is a darn sight closer than the UK when she makes her return trip.

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