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Stay at old barracks in San Fran

Stay at old barracks in San Fran San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is getting a new neighbor and they are inviting you to come check out (and stay in) Golden Gate National Park this summer. The Lodge at the Presidio, opening June 27, gives guests excellent views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the city’s waterfront as well as the chance to spend the night in the famed military barracks at Infantry Row — renovated, of course, to luxury hotel standards. While the Lodge at Presidio as a hotel is new, the building housing it is anything but. The three-story building was built in the late 1800s and originally served as an Army barracks on the famed Infantry…

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Drive San Francisco locals crazy

Drive San Francisco locals crazy It should come as no surprise that the San Francisco Bay Area is a big draw for tourists from around the world. With sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and year-round temperate weather, it’s not surprising that the city is always filled with international and domestic travelers. Unfortunately, the clash between locals and tourists gets particularly bad when these things happen. 1. Call it “San Fran” or “Frisco.” It’s San Francisco. Or “the City,” if you’re feeling ambitious. 2. Don’t step down. Riding the buses in the city is fairly easy to understand, but the number of times I’ve seen a first-timer successfully call for a stop, only to stand bewildered in front…

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Win over a San Franciscan

Win over a San Franciscan San Franciscans are an interesting breed: equal parts artsy and outdoorsy, high-energy and low-maintenance. We appreciate the finer things in life, which to us means everything from eating at world-class restaurants to sharing meals with friends and family. (Yes, we’re food-obsessed — even our airport has Cowgirl Creamery cheese and vegan burgers on Acme buns.) At the end of the day, we love nothing more than meeting new people and consider ourselves worth getting to know as well. Refer to these tips next time you encounter an SF native, and you might just make a friend for life. 1. Bribe us with burritos. San Franciscans are usually hungry and always in the mood for…

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Carless in San Francisco

Carless in San Francisco Not every San Franciscan drives a Prius or a Tesla. Plenty go greener than that, foregoing cars altogether. And since SF is crammed onto a seven-mile-wide peninsula, there’s no room for urban sprawl, which makes it a great place to go carless. The only catch is those hills… there are so many of them! Here’s how best to navigate the city without a car: 1. Walking Photo: Steven M Dean San Francisco emerged as a city with the 1849 gold rush, decades before the automobile, unlike many other western US cities. That means it grew up with distinct, walkable neighborhoods, each with its own character, restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. You can find almost everything…

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Best Places to Photograph the Golden Gate Bridge

Best Places to Photograph the Golden Gate BridgeAfter a second trip to San Francisco, I feel like this list of the best places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge is a bit more complete.  Still, there are just endless places to take pictures of the iconic view.  … Continue reading → http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheWorldIsMyJungleGymBrendan’s AdventuresTravel Photography Blog by Photographer Brendan van SonTravel887Brendan van Son -geoquono- Tweet

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The Great Escape: Month 61 Roundup

The Great Escape: Month 61 Roundup Time to dive back into roundups! Since I’m working my way through my black hole of content from August of 2016 to April of 2017, that means we’ve got roundups to catch up on as well. This one will be pretty short and sweet, with Months 62 + 63 are coming out next week. Apologies for Time to dive back into roundups! Since I’m working my way through my black hole of content from August of 2016 to April of 2017, that means we’ve got roundups to catch up on as well. This one will be pretty short and sweet, with Months 62 + 63 are coming out next week. Apologies for…

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Weirdest bars in San Francisco

Weirdest bars in San Francisco From holes in the wall decorated with headless dolls and plastic rats to pubs so small the beers are kept in a bathtub, San Francisco has a notable collection of bizarre watering holes. Here are 13 of the weirdest. Search by neighborhoods: 1. Nob Hill 2. The Mission 3. The Tenderloin 4. Cow Hollow 5. SoMa 6. Russian Hill 7. Chinatown 8. North Beach 9. Hayes Valley   Nob Hill Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar Photo: Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar Come for the kitsch. Stay for the Asian snacks, like poke and pupu platters, and the old-fashioned mai tais. The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar , inside the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill,…

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Surfing guide to San Francisco

Surfing guide to San Francisco From gentle rollers anyone could ride to one of the most frightening waves in the world, San Francisco and its nearby beaches have a wave for every type of surfer. From north to south, we’ve listed them here: 1. Bolinas 2. Stinson Beach 3. Fort Cronkhite 4. Fort Point 5. Dead Man’s Point 6. Ocean Beach 7. Rockaway Beach 8. Linda Mar 9. Montara 10. Mavericks 11. Half Moon Bay   Bolinas Photo: Beatrice Murch The Patch This is the place for beginners near San Francisco. If you can’t learn to surf at The Patch in Bolinas Beach , you either don’t have a warm enough wetsuit, or you should throw in the towel,…

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Nature spots in San Francisco

Nature spots in San Francisco The best part of San Francisco happens to be the worst part of San Francisco. When you’re up for it, the constant flurry of activity is fun — boredom is a near impossibility. But on those rare occasions when you’ve knocked too many elbows and the ticking of the crosswalk starts to drive you mad, where the hell are you supposed to go? Luckily, San Francisco has a few unexpected natural reprieves within the city limits. Here are 9 unexpected spots to find nature within San Francisco for the days when you’ve just got to get away. 1. Bernal Heights Photo: kennejima Hiking up a hill to a microwave tower for city views might…

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The top vegan restaurants in SF

The top vegan restaurants in SF ARE YOU A hungry vegan tired of scouring menus in hopes of a good meal? Your kitchen at home is well-stocked, but when out, you’re at the mercy of forces beyond your control? Luckily, San Francisco is a health-conscious, critter-loving city with diverse tastes. Here are some top spots to grab vegan food, from trendy restaurants to quick and easy delis. Search by neighborhood: 1. Mission District 2. Mid-Market 3. Sunset 4. Tenderloin 5. Haight Ashbury 6. Hayes Valley   Mission District 1. Indochine Photo: Indochine Why we love this place: Choosing from Valencia corridor’s insane assortment of eateries can be tough sometimes, but Indochine’s entirely vegan Vietnamese menu stands out among the…

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