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Old 09-11-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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Solidjake's going to Frisco

Sup guys, planning to go there for a little mini-vacay, sightseeing trip Oct 4-6 so I'll be free Sat night and Sunday.

Anyone have any recommendations on what to do? I want to take a ride on the trollies they have, go to Alcatraz if they still do that, drive the golden gate bridge and take pics from that park thats under it to the side and from the high point overseeing it, getting in and out burger, anything else besides an escort to the hotel room?
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Dude I heard that trolly is like a hour and a half wait lol. They do still have alcatraz. I went a few months ago, I went to illest, huff, and the hundreds store if your into that "street" wear stuff. The clam chowder bowl is what theyre known for and I went to tea station down there for boba. It was way different then down here in socal for some reason. Maybe it was the climate or my tastebuds were different that day.

There's this really good seafood spot I heard about, my buddys told me its the best they ever had. Something crawfish. I'll try to remember.

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The trolleys are cable cars, and don't wait at the end of the lines with tourists. Just hop on whenever you see one going by.
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Stop at the Buena Vista Cafe, it's where the original [American] Irish Coffee was started. If you have time and a vehicle, Lagunitas Brewing Co is a little over an hour north of there. Highly recommend it.
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this point? lol i work i SF.

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Hi Jake, it's ok for your thread, but when you are here, don't call "the city" Friscio, that's a no no... Lol

Some things to do...

+1 on "Buena vista"
for dining..
a neat dinner experience is "El Mansour" Moroccan food, fri/sat nights 8-9pm belly dancer, neat setting, very unique and memorable

Italian type food - a great restaurant, "the stinking rose". If you like garlic that is...

Or Cheesecake Factory in union square, ask to sit on patio, great view of union square as it is on top of the Macy's building

Also, try, "ruby Skye" night club...if you like electronic music

Take stroll through China town if interested in that...

...and then, there's always broadway.... For gentlemen's entertainment

Try to stay out of The tenderloin district at night if you are a first time tourist.
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...and then, there's always broadway.... For gentlemen's entertainment
As a kid I'll never forget Carol Doda's red lightbulbs on the Condor sign.

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Haha, thanks for all of the info guys much appreciated.
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**** I'll be up there on October 10-12th staying in Sausalito. Your one week to early you n00b.
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Make reservations for The Rock. Every time I go, I forget and it's nearly impossible to just decide to go to the rock.
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Ruby Skye? Basement full of sewage (also it's in the heart of the Tenderloin, so if you're trying to avoid that neighborhood at night...).

Trolleys? Sure. Cable cars are going to be an insane wait. Grab the F, take one of the historic trams down the Embarcadero. If you're lucky they'll have the boat tram out.

Cheesecake Factory? Can't tell if serious... Get a burrito somewhere (there are only really a handful of places to avoid). Get some Chinese (decide if you want fancy or cheap), there's great dim sum, Szechuan, Beijing, and Uuighur food at whatever price point. Get some ice cream (hipster, or classic SF take your pick). Take a tour of the Anchor Steam factory. Hit up one of the German restaurants (East Germany themed restaurant should be fun). If you're going up to Lagunitas, might as well hit Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa. Just... avoid the bagels.

Drive the bridge? Walk if you've go the time, they're tearing down the toll plaza so that's kind of an interesting sight. If you drive, check out the Nike missile base in the headlands. I think the first Saturday of every month they do tours (look it up to be sure). Couldn't hurt to see if the Littlefield folks have any tanks left or any openings for the remaining tours. The new Bay Bridge is kinda neat looking, might as well drive or walk it and take some pics before it rusts into nothing.

Strip clubs? Eh. Class it up and do Asia SF (it's not a strip club, but...).

Twisty road? **** Lombard, drive Vermont street, or do it right and go up to Sonoma and do Skaggs Spring Road (or find one of the nearly as awesome roads a bit closer to SF proper). Less time? Do the Bullitt drive.

Touristy ****? Sure. Bring a camera and hit Twin Peaks, Coit Tower, Cliff House, Lombard, Palace of Fine Arts, Legion of Honor, the painted ladies (think the full house opening credits), Angel Island, etc.

Less touristy ****? Mosaic'd stairs in Golden Gate Heights, check out the Chronicle's architecture guy's list of open access gardens and **** (SF mandates a certain amount of green, public areas for any new large buildings -- there are some great views to be had), vandalize Zuckerberg's house, explore Treasure Island a bit (some nifty decay, and great views), hang out with the naked dudes in the Castro, find a bonfire on the beach, check out the bay model in Sausalito, go to Safeway and pick up some vapid Marina chicks, drive down the coast and check out the lighthouses and tide pools and **** (if you hit Santa Cruz you've gone too far). Does Tesla give factory tours like NUMMI used to? Unsure, but this might be the right time of year to catch elephant seals ****ing. Catch a burlesque show.

If you had an extra week, stick around for fleet week.

Or, you know, narrow it down a bit.
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Ruby: post/ mason... Isn't that union square/ lower nob hill?
Anyhow not my scene but I have younger friends that are Into that electronic dj stuff who say they like it
I kinda figured Jake is of that age group....
Could be wrong

Lol @ Safeway....


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Ruby: post/ mason... Isn't that union square/ lower nob hill?
Anyhow not my scene but I have younger friends that are Into that electronic dj stuff who say they like it
I kinda figured Jake is of that age group....
Could be wrong

Lol @ Safeway....


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Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Lower Nob Hill... yeah that's what folks call it when they're too ashamed to admit they live in the TL. Ruby Skye? Yep.

http://sfist.com/2014/09/16/slide_ru...ewage_leak.php

Although that's a stone's throw from one of the best taquerias in the city. There are definitely other clubs in the city. If you're after music, pick up a copy of one of the weeklies and see who's playing -- or check out the list.

I figured I'd avoid recommending Italian food or bagels to someone from NY. If you're gonna do the California pizza thing, go to Zuni Cafe in Hayes Valley. That's pretty much the definitive California pizza (and some killer chicken). And if you're gonna go down that rabbit hole of Italian food, Tadich Grill for cioppino.

Oh right, strip clubs. Gold Club is known for their free lunch buffet (a few jobs ago the CEO had all of his business lunches there...).

Other less touristy things would be wandering through the Mission and checking out the murals (there are more formal walking tours organized by Precita Eyes as well). There are also murals at City College, Coit Tower, and at the thingy down by the beach near the windmills (beach chalet? -- it was in Harold and Maude).

Oh. Right. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is that weekend. Check that **** out. Do not miss it. The lineup this year looks great (as usual) -- Cibo Matto, Social Distortion, Mavis Staples, Built to Spill, Deltron 3030, Yo La Tengo. If you do want to miss it, stay away from Golden Gate Park, it will be mobbed. Traffic will be nuts, and public transit will be ****ed. Sounds like there's a cars and coffee that Saturday AM too. I heard last time there was an Aventador or two and a Pagani something or other.

If you really haven't found anything else, check out sf.funcheap.com -- and for ****s sake don't call it frisco.
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