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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2017
Six Nations Rugby  (1 Answer)

Visiting San Antonio first weekend in February but desperate to watch the England v France game on the 4th. Is there anywhere in San Antonio or immediate area that we cold do this? Many thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 31, 2016
Good hotels near to Alcatraz just a good location ?  (10 Answers)

Hey guys I'm travelling to San Fran for four days on my own In July
First time ever so bit nervous but excited
Have no idea what hotel to stay in that's near to Alcatraz and other areas to see
I'm 27 from London
Can any one help !!??? X


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 23, 2016
Will be in SFO for 3 full days  (10 Answers)

Hi Guys,

I will be going for the first time in SFO on the third week of December before I head to LA. I was going to go with my sibling but ended up now going solo.

I just thought if anyone of you who lives in SFO, and is free, could show me around? Nothing better than having a good company by a local. I decided not to take any summer classes at Uni (currently studying Law) - so I am looking forward to a memorable summer holiday in the USA. 

Will be in SFO from 16-19 December 2016. Please let me know :) 32yo; male; traveller; sensible person here. 

Regards from the Land Down Under :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2016
24 hours in San Francisco  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone, I'm going to SF tomorrow for about 24 hours (heading to Santa Clara later) - Any local tips, hidden gems you'd like to share? :)
Caf├ęs, restaurants, any places would be highly appreciated.
I've been to SF once about 10 years ago so tourist places are also welcome!
Romain


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2016
Casual friend while i travel in SFO?  (11 Answers)

Friends, I am visiting SFO solo for couple of days. Looking forward for someone who can guide me about couple of interesting places. I like to jog and probably explore one of the trekking trails. any recommendation for morning jog trails and one trek trail over the weekends?
if someone visiting SFO or staying in SFO interested to go on a drink and talk about interesting things in life? ping me.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2016
Visiting California for the first time for a football game  (11 Answers)

I'm visiting CA for the first time for a football game in November. I will be in Santa Clara at Levi's Stadium. I'm going to extend my stay and do some traveling to other parts of Northern CA. I'm thinking of either going to San Francisco and driving to Sonoma or Napa Valleys. I also have thought of driving along the coast to Monterey and Big Sur. I'm wondering if it makes sense to stay for any length of time in Silicon Valley. Are there things to do there that merit my spending more time?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2016
Great Star Theater  (4 Answers)

How safe is The Great Star Theater in Chinatown at night? (6-10pm)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2016
San Jose to San Francisco: making the most of the Bay Area  (3 Answers)

We're going to be spending some time in the Bay Area at the end of Sept. We'll be in San Jose for 3 days. I want to attend a concert at Mountain Winery and go to the Tech Museum. We will go to San Francisco and fly home from there. Any recommendations for getting to Mountain Winery? Also hotels and good ethnic restaurants.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2016
What to do in Saratoga and San Francisco in October?  (3 Answers)

I'm attending a conference in Saratoga in October that will last 3-4 days. I would like recommendations for hotels and things to do in the afternoon and evenings. I'm interested in wine tastings and would like to go to the tech museum. I will not have a car. Once the conference is over, I will take the train to San Francisco. I know there is a lot to see in the city, so would love some ideas about where to stay and how to make the best use of my time.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2016
San Fran Nightlife  (13 Answers)

Hi, I'm from england - I'm of simple tastes a good nightlife scene (reasonably priced) & has a lot of pretty ladies - I'm 30. Is San Fran such a place for this? many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2016
What to do in Silicon Valley in October?  (9 Answers)

What to do in Silicon Valley in October? I'm going to be in California's Silicon Valley in October. I'd love recommendations on where to stay and activities. I plan to go to San Francisco at least 1-2 days. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2016
Rental of wheel chair  (6 Answers)

Traveling to San Francisco late August 2016. I'm bringing a friend with bad foot injury and also having my 2 year old with me. I am trying to look for a company in SFO that rents or possibly loans out: a baby car seat, strollers and crutches. items must be in great clean condition..Also, being delivered or pickup nearby the airport would be amazing since we don't know S.F all that much. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I'm asking a lot but taking and bringing these items on the airplane is just a bit of a headache.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2016
Places to experience culture  (5 Answers)

Hi,

My two friends and I are traveling to San Francisco from Australia in November, we are all aged 21 and male.
I was wondering if anyone can tell us some places that are worth while checking out other than the obvious ones like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
We have heard that there is a great vibe and feeling around the city, and we are looking for some places that will enable us to experience this and the culture of the area.
Anything from nightlife and restaurants to places to visit.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2016
We'll be in San Francisco from the 4th September, any good soul willing to help a bit?  (4 Answers)

Hi Tourists!

We're from Italy and we'll be in SF as part of our honeymoon trip to the US. We'll get to the SFO airport Sunday 4th September, in the late afternoon/early evening. We'll stay in SF for about 4 days, then 2 days out to the Yosemite and back for 2 days to see the Silicon Valley area before heading to Vegas.

We have pretty much this part of the trip organized but are still concerned with a few things.

1) What is the best way to get from the airport to our hotel in Chinatown? We're thinking of shared vans or Uber but not sure about Uber since we won't have a working SIM with a data plan straight out of the airport. If there is some kind fellow member of the community willing to give us a lift, we'd appreciate - of course we will pay you for the disturb (as long as you don't charge more than an Uber/van hehe).

2) What is the easiest and quickest way to get a SIM card with a prepaid data plan with a few GB included (we were thinking not less than 4GB)? We're considering going to an AT&T store on the 5th but since it's Labor Day we still can't understand if shops will be open or closed that day. Of course, if there is some kind member of the community willing to help us out in any way it's much appreciated.

3) Since I'm in the IT field myself (back-end web developer), I'd love to meet someone there. Of course the bay area is the heart of IT and I'm sure I could potentially meet many interesting people, chat a bit about work stuff, how's life there and stuff like that. Oh, and if there's someone from a big company like Google, Facebook, Apple and such who's willing to meet an Italian developer and talk about interesting stuff - I'm TOTALLY for it. Don't hesitate to reply or PM me, drinks on me.

So thanks for reading, eagerly waiting for some replies!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2016
Day trip to Napa Valley  (7 Answers)

Dear VTers
Will be in SFO for the first time in early November and planning a day trip to Napa valley.
My priority is to walk the towns of St Helena/Yountville at leisure and fit in 1 or 2 vineyards if possible. Planning to take the BART from town centre (Powell) to El Cerrito, then bus shuttle to towns.
Any comments/feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2016
all tips welcome!  (25 Answers)

Hello! We will be in San Francisco first week of January 2017.
Where is best cool area to stay?
Is it better rent a car?
What is there to do in winter?
I love to dance tango...does anybody know of any milonga there?
Do go to Los Angeles do you think best by car or bus or train? Why?
All tips welcome!
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2016
Golden Gate Pavilion (visitors center)  (3 Answers)

We will be traveling on Hwy 1 towards the Golden Gate Bridge. We would like to visit the visitors center. I must've missed the exit the first time I visited with all the traffic and not knowing where I was going. But is there an exit you can take just before getting on the bridge that you have to be in the far right lane to exit? Or do you exit way before then and take smaller streets and how do I get back on the bridge to continue northbound to get to Vista Point? I looked at Google maps and it seems to show an exit and end entry on the bridge on the south end that looks so easy. I would like to see if this is correct especially when there's tons of traffic coming up behind you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2016
Getting from Ferry Building to Hyde  (6 Answers)

We will be arriving at the Ferry Building around 7:35am from Sausalito to take an Alcatraz tour at 9:30am. How do we get to Hyde Street to watch the cable car turn around? Or would we not have time to do that? But instead go directly to the Pier for Alcatraz tours to stand in line for the tour? Are there places to buy a Muni day pass near the Ferry building to use the transit? I saw a line that's labeled E & F that might get us near where we want to get to on Embarcadero. Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2016
Driving from San Francisco to yosemite. Suggestions on make the most of the drive  (7 Answers)

Driving from SF to Yosemite Park. 1st week of August. I guess trip is about 3-4 hrs. Any suggestions of anything to see on route. Suggestions for breaks also welcome.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2016
San Francisco - Suggestions for family 2 adults 2 teenagers  (6 Answers)

Hi
We arrive in San Fran early evening in July 31st. Staying Union Sq. Staying 3 nights
1. Suggestions for first evening.
2. We want to go to Alcatraz. Best day or night?? Best times?
3. Want to cycle over Golden Gate Bridge. Suggestions?
4. Any sports events?
5. Food? Restaurants day/evening?
6. Other suggestion of must do


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2016
Places of interest and recommended transportation  (7 Answers)

Good day,

My family will be flying to San Francisco in July. It's our first trip here n will be bunking over a B&B near Chinatown (finance district).
Will be staying over for 2 days.

Need some guidance on the transportation from airport to Chinatown and the places of interest in San Francisco. Lastly, places to avoid in San Francisco. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2016
Realiable and Cheap Car Rental  (12 Answers)

Need guidance on cheap and reliable car rental company in USA. I will be renting the car for 2 weeks to travel from San Francisco to San Diego and lastly to Las Vegas. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2016
textile craft class  (4 Answers)

Hi, I am interested in a craft class, preferably felting, between April 5 and 9
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2016
fog and Monterey  (7 Answers)

We will be in San Francisco at the end of June. When would be a good time to do the seaplane tour, I was thinking about the fog. 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Also is it worth going on the Monterey and Carmen for a day trip. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2016
fog and Monterey  (5 Answers)

We will be in San Franciscoin June.What time of day would be best to pick for the seaplane tour, I was thinking about the fog. 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Also, is it worth the day trip to Monterey.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2016
Where to stay?  (18 Answers)

Hi,

My husband and I (both in 30s) are visiting SFO end of this month. We would like to stay at a place that is close to bars, restaurants and nightlife. Which areas would you recommend? I would prefer staying at a place where I can experience some local culture and not in the busy business district. I came upon a place in Mission district. Is that a good location?

Thanks in advance
Harsha


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2016
No immigration for Departure  (13 Answers)

Someone told me there is no immigration for departure from SFO, is it ture? Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2016
Day trip from SF to Monterey - need help planning  (8 Answers)

Hello
It will be our first trip to San Francisco, and we want to rent a car for 1 day to drive down the coast to Monterey. Please help me with the details :)

So far the plan is:
rent a car the night before so we can get an early start around 6 AM (up anyway with the East Coast jet lag!), drive down route 1 to Monterey, visit the Aquarium and maybe 17 mile drive, head back around dinnertime.

Are there any nice spots to stop along the way?

What do you think of the 17 mile drive? Is it Worth it or would you recommend somewhere else?

Any scenic picnic spots or casual restaurants you could recommend?

Thank you for your help! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2016
Travelling America help!  (5 Answers)

Hey everyone me an my boyfriend are from London we are planning on travelling America for around 3 months, were bored and in need of some excitement before we settle down an have children haha!!
We are recalling wanting to go to la California Miami San fran and where ever people would recommend , we are unsure of the route you would take or where we would even start from! Is it best to stay in motels or hire apartments for the stays? Any info or hep would be so useful!

Thanks guys!!!
Lola


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2016
How safe is the area in 7th St. / Howard St.  (4 Answers)

Hi there, I will stay over the weekend in San Francisco to see the concert in AT&T park on Saturday. I rented an apartment through Airbnb at the corner 7th St. / Howard St. I read a lot to find out about the safety there but I'm still not clear.. Is it safe to stay there and walk during day and night? I planned to walk to the AT&T park and back late night, would this be ok? Thank you for your help! I travel alone...cheers



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