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John F Kennedy Dr & Transverse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94121

 (415) 831-2700

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"They are all in Golden Gate Park."  See More

"Jack London Square, ferry to SF, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Golden Gate Park, many museums there."  See More

"You can visit Muir Woods National Monument, Sausalito, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown San Francisco, North Beach, Golden Gate Park and all the highlights."  See More

"Crissy Field , Palace of Fine Arts , and Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Park (tons of cool things inside, like De Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences Ocean Beach , Sutro Baths and the Lands End"  See More

"In San Francisco, the usual is Alcatraz (need to reserve ahead of time), the piers along the Embarcadero Center (Pier 39 being the most known - kind of tourist trap though), Golden Gate Park is beautiful and the golden gate bridge which is a must (from Conzelman Rd the view of the bridge + city is amazing)."  See More

"Visit Whole Foods and pick up some lunch and dine in Golden Gate Park."  See More

"If you happen to be in SF on a glorious beautiful day, there is nothing better than jogging, biking, or walking Golden Gate Park all the way from the Japanese Gardens to the seashore."  See More

"Golden Gate Bridge Napa Good coffee shops (Fourbarrel Coffee,The Mill) Golden Gate Park (Museums"  See More

"Another area I like is Parnassus Avenue, near Golden Gate Park."  See More

"You can find these individually owned boats right across from Joe's Crab Shack Fishermans Wharf Get burritos at Papalote Get ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery Taste test at San Francisco Ferry Bldg See bridge to bridge views at the top of Twin Peaks Check out the De Young Museum or California Academy of Sciences inside Golden Gate Park ."  See More

"cash only) Bike or walk around Golden Gate Park."  See More

"After, you can visit Golden Gate Park or stroll along Haight St ."  See More

"Park sitting: Dolores Park, Fort Mason, Golden Gate Park; Presidio; Alta Vista (Full House"  See More

"Golden Gate Park- Here you have the Museums (De Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences - with an awesome Planetarium), a Japanese Tea Garden, Botanical Gardens, etc."  See More

"Three honorable mentions are the Golden Gate Park, the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square and Alcatraz."  See More

"1) San Francisco - because of the cute houses, Golden Gate Park, the beaches, the goth scene, the thrift shops & book shops, the vast LGBTQ-community, the air of "we can change this world to the better" AND the amazing food."  See More

"Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge are so essential that almost every answer here has mentioned them."  See More

"Golden Gate Park - there's so much to do, but a few hours will give you a great escape from a city feeling and make you feel like you're somewhere else."  See More

"If you're travelling with family, the Golden Gate Park has a lot of things to do!"  See More

"Here are some suggestions for you: Ocean Beach and the Lands End Golden Gate Park Twin Peaks - see bridge to bridge views from one of SF's best vantage points Grand View Park Dolores Park Marin Headlands - I wrote a bit more about the Headlands here ."  See More

"You'll come to Fort Funston known for hang gliding and a nice beach, you'll see Ocean Beach on your left with the gardens and parks of Golden Gate Park on your right."  See More

"Walk around Golden Gate Park - it's worth it!"  See More

"Golden Gate Park has so many things to see/do."  See More

"I will answer the part between Los Angeles and San Francisco. On the way up the coast from my perspective here are the places worth stopping / possibly staying. Santa Barbara - People love it, but I haven't quite figured out why. The town is sub-par, not so charming and lots of homeless people. The beach is detached from the town. I think that people like it if they are staying in homes or ranches on the hillside. There are also vineyards but I haven't visited them. I would say unless you are spending time at a resort such as Bacara Resort & Spa or Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara doesn't need a night...perhaps just a pit stop. Solvang - Small town in wine country that is 100% Danish. It feels like a charming european town. Hand full of mediocre inns. The one nicer hotel I am aware of is HOTEL CORQUE Los Olivos - Haven't been but people love it. Small quaint town in wine country. This is smaller than Solvang and more charming, but I haven't personally been there. Pismo Beach - This is probably what Santa Monica was like 50 years ago. It is an untouched California beach town that probably feels exactly like it did 30 years ago. Its not very crowded, has a beautiful stretch of beach but is also slightly run-down with older motels. Its possible that when we visited we missed the newer side. In either case this was a fun beach for our dog to run around because there weren't many people at all. We just stopped here for dinner and some beach time but didn't sleep here. San Simeon - This is pretty empty but gorgeous stretch of coastline with a few older hotels that aren't very nice but do the job. The big attraction here is Hearst Castle but we didn't have time to visit it. They are not dog friendly. Sam Simeon was used as a pit-stop for a night, but it was purely just for a place to sleep. Cambria - One of the scariest places I've been. It is 100% a ghost town....meaning actual ghosts *live here. It felt like it was straight out of an RL Stine or Stephen King book. Bizarre place. Big Sur - This is AMAZINGLY beautiful mountainous coastline. Tons of places to pull over and take pictures and a a handful of hikes along the way. Must stop at McWay Falls for photos. A cool place to stop for food and a nice walk is Ragged Point. There is also a hotel here that seems to be a perfect place to stay given its gorgeous plot of land. It feels like a highway rest-stop/biker stop with live music and lots of biker people. Moving up the coast a great place to have lunch is Ventana Inn (."  See More

"Head up to San Francisco where you can visit Golden Gate Park."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is truly a national treasure."  See More

"Great place to watch the sunset over in Golden Gate Park, too."  See More

"Hamon Observation tower at De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park."  See More

"If you want to spend a more relaxing time, the Golden Gate Park is a great way to spend some of your day."  See More

"Golden Gate Park (there's a ton to do inside, including California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, De Young Museum) Tile steps + Grand View Park"  See More

"Twin Peaks provides a great look out and view of the entire city - Golden Gate Park is a must see!"  See More

"Hang out in Golden Gate Park or Dolores Park."  See More

"Drive through Golden Gate Park and stop and visit Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden."  See More

"Some highlights in and around SF are Muir Woods National MonumentGolden Gate ParkBaker BeachLands EndFerry Building MarketplaceMount TamalpaisFort Point National Historic SitePalace of Fine ArtsSan Francisco ChinatownDolores ParkTwin PeaksAngel Island and Marin Headlands."  See More

"Ocean Beach, Lands End, Sutro Baths and Golden Gate Park are other places I recommend checking out."  See More

"If you're looking for a festival to go to, I'd definitely check out Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park."  See More

"I would definitely suggest getting off at Golden Gate Park, if it's a nice day you can get off at Golden Gate Bridge and walk a little across the bridge and come back, you can also visit the area around the bridge which shows a dissected view of the cables."  See More

"Walk around Golden Gate Park (you won't have a chance to see even a quarter of it, but give yourself an hour to just explore"  See More

"Secondly, how about a Segway Tour of Golden Gate Park?"  See More

"Hi Ava, In that amount of time I would definitely skip Fisherman's Wharf and instead head to the Ferry Building, if you happen to be there on a Thursday, there is a farmer's market that sets up in front with food stands. I like Wise Son's Deli and Tacolicious. Inside the Ferry Building you should try Boccalone Salumeria, they have great paninis and their meat cone is fun to sample the various deli meats they offer. Also you should definitely grab some Acme Bread Company(cash only) and then head over to Cowgirl Creamery to pick up some Mt. Tam brie cheese to have with your bread. Hog Island Oyster Co, Inc is also good, the prices are a bit high, but the oysters are super fresh and the clam chowder is very unique (much more soupy and not as creamy or thick, but they are served with whole clams - and lots of them). Some yummy places you can eat at and things to see: Little Star Pizza (or Little Star Pizza), I LOVE their deep dish pizza (they serve thin crust as well), they also have salads and a few appetizers (beer and wine too). B Patisserie is a must, their kouign amann is the best! Anything you order will be amazing (especially any of their bread based treats). If you don't have anything like it where you're from Sushirrito - FIDI Transamerica always makes the locals happy. They are sushi burritos (essentially large handrolls), but they're very tasty! Kokkari Estiatorio is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Their lamb chops are delicious, their whole grilled fish can't be missed and their octopus appetizer is amazing. For a classic SF bakery, Tartine bakery is a must! I like their bread, tartes and their passion fruit, lemon cake. Molinari Delicatessen is a great deli in North Beach. I order their focaccia special and it's delicious. Any sandwich is great! If you like focaccia, I think the best in the city is at Lucca Delicatessen. If you don't mind spending a bit more, I always enjoy my meals at Cotogna, great Italian food. For a street full of amazing restaurants head to Hyde St between Jackson St and Filbert St. In that stretch, there are multiple restaurants that have won awards, made it on must-try lists etc. There is Frascati, Stones Throw, Zarzuela, and Seven Hills (I can definitely vouch for this one). If you're there on a Friday, you should head over to the food trucks at the Fort Mason Center. On Sunday from 11-4 there is a picnic at Presidio:"  See More

"I don't think anything beats getting on a bike and hitting up Golden Gate Park early in the day before you lose the sun."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is beautiful and you can spend a whole day here!"  See More

"It's also only a couple of blocks away from Ocean Beach and close to the entrance of Golden Gate Park, so a to go bag is a great idea."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is close by, which will provide a nice opportunity for getting some steps in after polishing them off."  See More

"Hug HWY 1 and explore Golden Gate Park and Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden."  See More

"Get the bus on the Embarcadero Center and in a few hours you can see the whole city: Golden Gate Bridge, Cliff House, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, the Castro, Civic Center, Union Square, San Francisco Chinatown, North Beach."  See More

"My two favorites are going to Golden Gate Park and Walking Across the Golden Gate Bridge!"  See More

"First I'll start with resources where you can find lots of free or cheap things to do. The first place I would look is ;"  See More

"Check out one of the many parks like Golden Gate Park."  See More

"If you want to get a little farther afield and away from the more touristy areas, you can find rental bikes and hit Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach, or across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito (a bit of a workout!"  See More

"San Francisco is one of most prominent one place that is famous for it's rich cultural values. I visited there before my ."  See More

"Catch a show The Fillmore, Hike, run through the Presidio, Go see the buffalo Golden Gate Park, Bonfire Ocean Beach, lazy day Dolores Park, get some crab and garlic noodles Thanh Long, go to Outerlands on a weekday to avoid the crowds."  See More

"For SF, you could do a lot of it in like 3-4 days, like Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Ferry Building Marketplace, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and eat all of the food, and then get out of the city and do something like a bike ride + wine tasting in Napa, wine tasting and breweries in Sonoma (like Bear Republic Brewing Co), hiking Mount Tamalpais, etc."  See More

"The Mission is also close to Haight-Ashbury, the The Castro, the Sunset District, and Golden Gate Park."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is wonderful to explore with lots of options, the tulips may still be in bloom in March and they are beautiful."  See More

"Outdoors: check out Sutro Baths, Lands End, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, Golden Gate Park, and Lyon Street Steps."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is also a nice place to walk around."  See More

"At Golden Gate Park, the Exploratorium is awesome."  See More

"5) Take a stroll around Golden Gate Park; LOTS to see there."  See More

"Rent bikes and ride around Golden Gate Park 2."  See More

"Go to Haight-Ashbury and walk through Golden Gate Park."  See More

"They might also enjoy the Steinhart Aquarium & California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park."  See More

"Golden Gate Park for a walk or to explore the San Francisco Botanical Garden."  See More

"A little farther away would be Golden Gate ParkIt's pretty big and long."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is a national treasure."  See More

"Golden Gate Park has many attractions, including the Conservatory of Flowers, and a very fine collection of art at the De Young Museum."  See More

"For starters, Golden Gate Park is just amazing, with lots to offer."  See More

"Get a cone at Twirl & Dip in Golden Gate Park!"  See More

"You could also spend a day playing at Golden Gate Park."  See More

"In San Francisco, I enjoy a nice walk around Golden Gate Park and a visit to the De Young Museum."  See More

"They are close to great parks (walkable to the museums in Golden Gate Park), central to the rest of the city and the Divisadero corridor is home to some of the hottest restaurants, bars and shopping the city has to offer - some of my faves being Nopa, The Mill, Bar Crudo, Nopalito and The Perish Trust."  See More

"Get a Twirl & Dip ice cream cone in Golden Gate Park, and make sure to see the Bay Bridge lights at night."  See More

"Go walking around in Golden Gate Park."  See More

"Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park."  See More

"Drinks or a meal at Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins Intl Hotel Dinner in North Beach District Sunset walk at Ocean Beach, but be careful because it's usually the coldest part of the city Rowboat or paddleboat in Stow Lake Of course, walk across Golden Gate Bridge Walk through Golden Gate Park or rent some bikes, if you're there on a Sunday they close the park to automobile traffic"  See More

"Ocean Beach & Golden Gate Park are beautiful!"  See More

"SFers love coffee shops, so try one of the Blue Bottle Coffee locations, Philz Coffee, Sightglass Coffee, Ritual Coffee Roasters or one of the other top shops Golden Gate Park is a large park and nice as well Walk around the Presidio, a scenic, large historic area Check out Haight-Ashbury if you're looking for the 60's hippy vibe, probably the closest thing to the hippy culture left in SF For a nice coastal drive and some surfing, you can check out Pacifica or Ocean Beach Some of the other standard tourist activities aside from checking out the Golden Gate Bridge are Fisherman's Wharf and seeing sea lions, Alcatraz, riding one of the cable cars, and checking out the Ferry Building."  See More

"Golden Gate Park is huge & full of adventures (rent bikes, ride horses, paddle boats, beach, etc"  See More

"Golden Gate Park is full of activities."  See More

"the best place is the Golden Gate Park, they can run play, skate, ride in their bikes or visit any of the great museums: the De Young Museum (art) and specially the California Academy of Sciences."  See More

"There are lots of playgrounds, House of Air, Circus Center, paddle boats in Golden Gate Park, Church of 8 Wheels (disclaimer: I'm involved in that one), ."  See More

"Golden Gate Park - specifically the carousel and slides park."  See More

"Koret Children’s Quarter ( Golden Gate Park"  See More

"Don't know the ages of your boys---SF Giants baseball game and/or tour of AT& T ball park. The Exploratorium at The Embarcadero. Walking around Fisherman's Wharf and !"  See More

"Hi there is a great huge park in the center Golden Gate Park and there are many museums there on the first Wednesday of every month they are free, and on Sundays they close the park to cars so it is great to go rollerblading or biking."  See More

"Museum Coit Tower San Francisco Chinatown Ghirardelli Square Shopping Center Pier 39 Alcatraz Golden Gate Park Lombard Street There are no end to the list of places for shopping - Factory outlets in Gilroy Premium Outlets and tracy, all superstores If you have time, visit any of the Trader Joes stores."  See More

"All of  Golden Gate Park is wonderful and you can spend a whole day roaming around and visiting the different museums."  See More

"Golden Gate Park: There are tons to photograph here because it's a huge park!"  See More

"Obvious answer is Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field picnic Twin Peaks in the night - I would recommend and hope it's not foggy"  See More

"Golden Gate ParkThere are tons to photograph here because it's a huge park!"  See More

"See if there's Shakespeare in the Park playing at Golden Gate Park, or take in the Aquarium or de Young Museum."  See More

"The San Francisco Botanical Garden is beautiful - located in the Golden Gate Park which is also gorgeous itself."  See More

"Spend your other day at Golden Gate Park and check out the Bison Paddock, de Young Museum, Stow Lake."  See More

"Debbie already mentioned some of my other favorites in her answer, so I'll ditto Golden Gate Park where we love to take picnics and go paddleboating, Pier 39 where they can see sealions basking on the piers (it's always find to see wildlife in the wild), and Alamo Square which has a nice greenspace for lounging or frisbee, a great playground for kids, and is surrounded by the Painted Ladies which are beautiful to see for adults."  See More

"St Helena -- lots of shopping to be done downtown in quaint little boutiques Calistoga -- great spas, wineries and also where the Old Faithful Geyser is Marin County -- you can visit Stinson Beach, walk or hike through Muir Woods Trail, and hike through Mount Tamalpais State Park San Francisco -- drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and there are so many things to see -- Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ferry Building, Union Square, the Mission District, Haight -- lots of stuff to choose from Have fun!"  See More

"Great time to visit is after school starts. Prices cheaper, crowds lessen. Avoid Fishermans Wharf except for a stroll to eat some fresh crab or shrimp cocktail. Get from curb vendor with loaf of sourdough bread and enjoy ambience outside as Sept, Oct warmest months. Dining pretty good throughout city, don’t be afraid to try a place that appears interesting. Some great food places in North Beach​. If getting seafood at wharf consider a pier 39 boat tour (either to Sausalito​ for romantic dinner seaside or Golden Gate Bridge​, circle Alcatraz Island​. If driving to SF consider a stop at Treasure Island​ mid way on Oakland Bay Bridge​. Consider bike rental especially for GG bridge. Check out well priced underrated museums and must stop Golden Gate Park​ if possible via bike (many rentals and motorized bicycles help). Make time for unplanned fun as something will intrigue you that you’d like to experience. Be open, alert and enjoy."

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