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1. Posted by srk2fd (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

I'm going to San francisco with my parents next month for 3 days and am looking for things to do. So far we have a trip to alcatraz, a boat cruise, and the exploratorium on our list.

Can anyone give me some advice on going to Yosemite - how far is it and what to do there?

Also if you know of any other things to do in san francisco please let me know.

Thanks!

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

On top of Macys there is a Cheesecake Factory - go there for cheesecake - yummy!

Golden Gate park is good for a walk through - l enjoyed the Japenese Gardens there; you could walk or cycle over Golden Gate Bridge, there is always shopping = all the usual suspects - Old Navy, Abercrombie etc, go see the sealions down on Fishermans Wharf, there's the Ghiradelli Chocolate place just accross fromr Fishermans Wharf - you get free chocolate as you go in - really good chocolate too! Take the cable cars everywhere they are great to watch and ride on. Stop off in Chinatown - there's a fortune cookie factory you can go in and watch them make the fortune cookies and then pick up a bag for next to nothing!

Outside of San Francisco you can take tours out to Napa and Sonoma to visit the wineries - we did this and it was a really good day out we enjoyed it, stopping in Sonoma for lunch which is a really cute town!

Enjoy - loved San Francisco - great great city

3. Posted by 999reasons (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

San Fran to Yosemite is about 4 hours drive one way.. so you probably want to stay over night. We did it in a day years ago.... a lot of driving.