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San Francisco Trip Advisor regulars and Destination Experts would love to help you plan a great vacation in SF. But before you post, please take a few minutes and read the answers to these TOP TEN QUESTIONS about SAN FRANCISCO or SF.
SFO refers to San Francisco International Airport, 13 miles south of SF.
Before you read the TQs, have a look at what the local paper the SF Chronicle says are goofy things Visitors do in SF Click HERE
Also most have heard about the Fog which is around in Summer. Please check this video about the rolling fog on the website Vimeo by Simon Christen that was discovered by TA Regular Chinita.
TOPICS COVERED (please read the appropriate sections)
When should visitors come to SF ? Weather and Conventions Calendar
Where should visitors stay ? Advisory on Vacation rentals (be careful if you rent less than 30 days)
Why NOT have a car in SF ? How to get around SF on MUNI?
What to do and see in SF ?
Got Kids ?
Food and Bars ?
Layover at SFO and hotels with park/fly deals
Pretty Much anytime is a good time to visit SF. However, the SF Travel calendar has info on events that could fill up SF Hotels. You may want to use that as a gauge as prices do go up during these events and conventions (look at the Total Attendance)
Here is a map to help you get your bearings and plan your vacation. SF is about 7x7 sq miles so staying in the Union Square or Embarcadero or Fisherman's wharf or the Lombard street motels allows you to get to the main tourist sites pretty quickly
Most regulars and Experts suggest you stay in SF to see SF. Here are a few links to help you decide where to stay.
There are 4 main areas. Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf , Embarcadero and the Lombard Street Area (Motels with parking included)
Here is a map displaying the hotels and their locations
Hostels in SF. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
VACATION RENTALS IN SF (PLEASE READ BEFORE RENTING)
SF Transit Info: BART to get to SF and MUNI inside SF Covers SF MUNI Visitor Passports for travel within SF
Beware of Car breakins in SF WARNING If you rent a car
How to book your return trip from Sausalito on the ferry with your bike (a must on weekends and during the summer)
SF off the beaten track a list culled from discussions with locals and frequent visitors
Things to Do in San Francisco (Full calendar of events)
7x7.com has a list of what to do and see and where to eat in SF. Thanks to DE sfimporter, here is the link.
Links to Seafood, Italian Chinese, Steak, local suggestions of must eats in 2016 (some links are duplicated below)
Cannot have too little beer here is a map with all the breweries in NorCal
The SF chronicle bargain bites list is here. http://www.sfgate.com/bargainbites2013/
where to eat in SF with kids? well just about everywhere is fine. But here are a few that the local paper suggests.