Question by significantb: Anyone very familiar w/ san fransisco?
I’m traveling to san fransisco for my birthday weekend next month and have never been there. arriving friday night returning sunday afternoon. I’d like to take 300 spending cash.. What hotels are no more than 150 a night and walking distance from the “happening night life” union square.. fisherman’s wharf.. etc.. also w/ 300 dollars what sightseeing is most recommended out of this list:
Fishman’s wharf 1. Yosemite national park
2. Golden gate bridge 2. Muir wood national monument
3. Alcatraz 3. Napa and sonoma valley
4. Cable car 4. Bay Cruise
5. Lombard street 5. Big Sur or Sonoma coast
6. Golden gate park 6. Monterey and Santa Cruz
7. China Town 7. Winchester mystery house and Rosicrucian Museum
8. Union square 8. Stanford University and UC berkeley
9. Coit tower 9. Pinnacles national monument
Answer by astudyingstudent
I have just a few comments. It costs about $ 25 per person to take the boat to Alcatraz, and I doubt it’s worth it unless you’re really into Alcatraz. Winchester mystery house is in San Jose, which is about an hour drive from SF. Similarly, Stanford and Yosemite are not actually in SF and would probably require a car to get there. Actually, going to Napa and Big Sur would require a car too.
Since you’re only going to be in SF for a weekend, it would be best spent actually in the city. I would suggest Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Lombard Street, and Union Square. They are all roughly in the same area of SF and accessible by the Muni bus system. Experiencing all these things is free for the most part. You will have a blast!
Edit: To the person who attempted to debunk my information, nowhere is Golden Gate Park or UC Berkeley in my list of faraway places. Also, when I referred to the places to go, “roughly” indicates that they aren’t exactly next door to each other, but they are in about the same part of SF, namely, the northern part.
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