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1. Posted by MissCandy (Budding Member 48 posts) 1y

Hello! I will be heading to San Francisco this October. Any advice and info about the city! Btw, i'm a kind of person who loves nature! So any breathtaking view on the city?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 1y

Golden Gate Park, particularly the Japanese Tea Garden.
Twin Peaks has good views over the city.
Lands End Park has nice nature, and Presidio has good views while also being pretty green.
A bit of an outfield recommendation: Valencia Street; perfect if you love shopping in weird and quirky stores.

3. Posted by MissCandy (Budding Member 48 posts) 1y

Thanks! Is 3days enough to roam around the city? And any recommendation for a good restaurant or cafe?

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1997 posts) 1y

Great views from Twin Peaks or the top of Buena Vista Park on Haight

Ride bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge - rent them down where Haight meets Golden Gate Park

Walk up to Coit Tower in North Beach and continue walking down to Fisherman's Wharf

5. Posted by MissCandy (Budding Member 48 posts) 1y

Thanks! I will be heading to SF earlier as planned! Already had my ticket:)

6. Posted by Dubai-chap (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Hey Miss Candy

Are u a solo traveler, I will be in SF in Sept last week and would be sight seeing over there.
Are you interested to go for it together? I will be hiring car over there. This is the first time I will be there and really worried if I wd enjoy it alone over there :)

7. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 1y

If you can, get a tour bus that goes over to Treasure Island and then returns and go just as the sun is setting. The view of the city with the sun setting behind it--and then when the sun has set and the city is all lit-up is for me the best view of the city you can get.

I also like the view from the restaurant/bar called "Top of the Mark", which is at the top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel. The Mark Hopkins is located at the top of one of the largest hills in the city.

For great scenery, get a tour or rent a car that takes you to the Muir Woods, which is in Marin County north of San Francisco. For a great view from a restaurant, go to the Cliff House. Since prices are high, reserve and go at lunchtime since the prices are lower then.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Sep-2015, at 23:22 by Calcruzer ]

8. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 37 posts) 1y

I highly recommend taking a scenic tour at least one day. SF is so large it's difficult to navigate to see everything at one time. If you hAve the time and the money I recommend possibly taking a trip across to Yosemite National Park. Nature would be gathering it's last food before winter sets in. Make sure to pack layers of clothing! SF hills can have you sweating but the wind has a bite!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

9. Posted by robmer (Full Member 105 posts) 1y

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and view it from the other side. There is a great view from this viewpoint. Try Golden Gate Park and visit the Japanese Tea Garden. Chinatown is a must when visiting San Francisco. It is like being in another country. You might also enjoy the Fisherman's Wharf.