Fort Point is a great idea, but I'm not sure that it is open as of yet. It was closed down to visitors after 9/11. Haven't heard anything about it lately. Easy to get to, just drive up to it and see if you can get in. (I think that you'll know real quick if it is still closed)
Zikes....didn't know that it had been closed. Oh well.....you can still cross the bridge and take a hike up Mount Tam. My god the view of the Bay from up there. Spectacular!
"The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."
Watch out for the scary bush guy Anyone else had the pleasure of meeting him?
Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"
Yes, on two trips in two years! He's a homeless guy who's created a little job for himself on the fringe of the tourist industry. It's funny to watch the unsuspecting ones pass by from across the street.
The singing comedian at the Wharf Cable Car Station is not amusing at all if you have to wait for a car.
Skip Pier 39, it's a tourist trap with tourist junk shops and outlandishly overpriced restaurants.
Fort Point is a simply awesome suggestion... it's a staggering view.
Skip the GG bridge, it's going to cost you $3 (last time I was there, at least) to get back in the city, and there's nothing to do on the other side.
Ghiradelli square is skippable. Ghiradelli chocolate is craptastic (hell, even Hershey is better... Ghiradelli is as bad as Russell Stover). Go to the Hunan restaurant on Sansome near the Embarcadero instead.
Sutro Towers offers one of the best views you can get, if you can find your way up there ;-)
Some of the best times I've had in SF is simply from walking up Market Street from 14th to the Castro and stopping in the little shops.
Skip the trolley and ride BART/Muni, and see how real mass transit should work.
I guarantee if you go to the Haight, at least 3 people will walk up to you and say, "Wanna buy some 'shrooms?" Funny the first time, disturbing the second time, scary the third time...
Don't forget Jack London Square in Oakland, either.
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservative." - John Stuart Mill
"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home." - Edward R. Murrow
"It's far easier to fight for your principles than it is to live up to them." - Adelai Stephenson
Reason for the Season? Tilt of the planet's axis. Oh, you meant the holiday season? That's easy - Feast of Saturnalia. Disagree? That's nice.
Had a wonderful day yesterday. The weather was picture perfect. When I have a bit more time, I will write up a trip report. For now, you can take a look at the pictures. There are two pages worth of pictures.
Take a trip down Chinatown...they have AMAZING food if you like chinese! Fisherman's Wharf has great crabs and a good spot to stop (i like food!). If you like shopping, you HAVE to stop by Union square. Alcatraz is very cool, but takes a lot of time. Oh, abd good luck driving there! It's so confusing that i ended going the wrong way on a one way street!
"Just remember the month of May followed by a nerd."